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Thoughts on Tube vs SS amplification for Sony SS AR1s
Hi all,I’ve certainly learned a few things through this insightful exchange - thanks Charles and Atmosphere! I don’t know as much as I’d like to about amplifier topologies, but this has helped me a lot!if I have any other listening takeaways, I’ll... 
Thoughts on Tube vs SS amplification for Sony SS AR1s
hi all,just a quick update but I did a few more casual tests with some other family members (brothers in law, etc) and was as careful as possible not to say anything that would bias them. Everyone so far,  unprompted, has said the same things abou... 
Thoughts on Tube vs SS amplification for Sony SS AR1s
If we weren’t in the middle of a pandemic and people lived nearby, I’d invite you all over for a listen! 
Thoughts on Tube vs SS amplification for Sony SS AR1s
Hi everyoneThanks for the follow up [email protected] , I know exactly what you mean and I went looking for anything simple that would explain the lack of energy in the highs (like tone controls being engaged, etc).  There was nothing seemingly out... 
Thoughts on Tube vs SS amplification for Sony SS AR1s
Hi All,I know it's been a while, but I thought I would report back as so many of you gave me helpful advice. I had a chance to try the SS AR1s with a very capable Accuphase integrated and the results were clear and surprising. Relative to the tube... 
Thoughts on Tube vs SS amplification for Sony SS AR1s
Hi allPer the advice everyone has provided I am looking into some separates that have reliable specs for power into 2 ohms (seems like there are a number of good options here) - will definitely report back as this is an interesting subject. Thanks! 
Thoughts on Tube vs SS amplification for Sony SS AR1s
Hey GeorgeThanks for the thoughts - even the mono block ma9s2 you think would be a poor fit?  I could go the route of separates if there are more options there that are likely to get the best out of these SS AR1s (I’ve only even had integrateds, s... 
Thoughts on Tube vs SS amplification for Sony SS AR1s
Hi all - again, I cant tell everyone how much i appreciate the advice (extremely helpful).As Charles pointed out, this is indeed a head scratcher - either the luxman has qualities that the spec sheet alone doesn’t account for, or I am in for a rev... 
Thoughts on Tube vs SS amplification for Sony SS AR1s
Thanks everyone for the very helpful input - you’ve given me a few things to research, and of course reminded me to trust my ears (always a good reminder). @erik thats an interesting point you made about lower volume listening - I’ll spend some ti... 
Seeking input on Larsen speakers
Really excellent and helpful insights! Re genres that are a good fit, is there a bit more you can tell me about why heavy rock wouldn’t be a great fit for them (just curios - I wonder if it’s something the newer 9s perhaps do better than previous ... 
Seeking input on Larsen speakers
Hi all,thanks so much for the feedback! Really helps to hear your thoughts on the design and sound of the larsens - with the 9s they seem to have put some extra effort into build quality and aesthetics - hopefully will run into a pair someday (see...