stick with the rowland over lamm. trust me on this one...
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As an ex owner of Lamms most powerful "tube" amp ML-1's (true hybrid) I would be concerned relative to the Rowland 9ti you are currently using and the difficult load the Avalons can present....I would tend to agree with the above post or, if you can bi-amp, consider SS on the bottom and tubes on the top.
Deshapiro: If you are going to get the 9Ti's, make sure you buy the high current version. I hear they are far superior to the 9Ti's. I have heard the Halcro's which would also be a good match.
I think in this case, you do need more power than the Lamm's. The Ref 300 MK2s will be more than enough to drive them. Do not waste your time with Ref 600s unless you have lots of ventilation as they will raise the temperature in your house by 20 degrees. They also, do not have the finesse of the 300s. I am a huge tube fan so I say go with the Atma-sphere MA2MKII.2s, ARC Ref 300 MKIIs or the VTLs.
Dkuipers: You are sure singing a different tune now. You are the one that said: "Trust me, Lamm is the best by far." What happened, Vladimir piss you off?
He said he needs gobs of power, the 9Ti's will run circles around any Lamm amp if gobs of power are needed. You are obviously a troll jtinn. What's the matter, did Vladimir not give you your "dealership" you were trumpeting? You know, how you bragged that you didn't need to buy my Lamm amps, because you could get them direct from Vladimir for you and "all your friends." At half-price through the back door too. Tell us all about your great contacts, jtinn. We're dying to hear about what a player you are.