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What are your opinions of Sim Audio amplifiers?
Thanks, Simaudio for the forum clarification. Always good to see a manufacturer here.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I’m going to guess VTL Siegfrieds are now in the mix  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
didn't realize you tried Bricasti - how was that brand? I've heard good things under the radar.  
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
McIntosh has always been recommended with Zu and works beautifully. Won’t be surprised to work ok here.  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
$15k is midfi now lol. No wonder the high end is dying. People don’t save up to pay 50% more for a different product. And a $23k amp is for a $50k speaker purchase. 
Speakers for triode tube amps
Fyne Audio F-series will be fine on 25 watt push pull Luxman  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I tried a single Nagra Classic on YG, but didn’t think it had enough power to really comment further. Nagra was designed with Verity, so very different than Wilson and Magico. Id wager based on what I heard it would be great with Sonus or even my ... 
Sonus Faber vs Wilson
Davey- my fiancé never complained about any speaker appearance until we auditioned Wilsons. Ugly robots according to her. In any color.  
AUDIO RESEARCH VS VTL
I find VTL to be grey tube sound. Newish ARC much better.  
Air Tight ATM-300R or Shindo Cortese 300B
I heard the Cortese 300b on A23 horns - I actually preferred the little Montille. The 300b was too midrange centric for me, a bit closed in sounding. Shindo amps are more flavor, than better. My favorite Shindos were the Lafons, long discontinued.... 
Best amp to drive YG Acoustics Hailey 2.2
I’ve owned the Luxman, Rowland 625, and Pass x.8 on Haileys - the Rowland was the best although Luxman monos would probably be very good (stereo wasn’t enough).I ended up using Ampzillas myself in the end. 
SET vs Push-Pull (Line Magnetic vs Primaluna)
As far as I know, Hugh @ Angel City Audio is still the Melody distributor here. Prices are still fairly reasonable. I've heard the AN845 in my home as well as the M845 monos at a friends house. The 2688 preamp has also been in my room. They do nee... 
SET vs Push-Pull (Line Magnetic vs Primaluna)
Or upgrade the tubes in your Prima Luna to KR quality and stick with it.  
SET vs Push-Pull (Line Magnetic vs Primaluna)
Contrarian opinion here- just never have gelled with the LM sound (my Devore dealer carries them). It’s a vintage, slightly soft sound. Tri (which I have owned) that was mentioned before is not vintage, but still flavored less than dynamic sound a... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Interesting shootout and results, Jay. I'd say the videos were harder to judge over the internet than in person when you stated your preferences in different sound areas. I know I didn't prefer the same cut on each dac for all 3 videos. I upgraded...