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A tubed integrated amp for Joseph Audio Pulsars?
Have you seen the KR VA830i? It is a 40w, Push Pull 300B. Amazing sound and runs $9K wo within your budget. Can’t say enough good things about KRs sound. This is amazingly powerful little amp and delivers a 300B soundstage in a much more powerful ... 
300B or 845?
As an importer and re-seller for a manufacturer of 845 and 300B amps they are both amazing tubes.  One of the most important questions in terms of soundprofile and overall amp quality is going to be in regard to the transformers.  They are key to ... 
Kr Audio Kronzilla vs Atma-sphere MA1?
I have been working with Eunice at KR and speak with her several times a week for a couple months now.  I was introduced to them via Renaissance Audio in Ann Arbor who I am using as my approved service center and is an outstanding company.  KR Mak... 
Preamp for Rogue Stereo 100 amplifier
What features do you need?  Phono stage?  I have a couple options for you.  To start, I have heard the Rogue RP5 and it is a good sounding preamp and in the beefy part of your price range.  Don't discount it because it hasn't made a list.  The rea... 
Integrated with passive preamp section. Good or bad idea, or both ?
It depends on the sensitivity of the amplifier.  If the amplifier is extremely sensitive there is no need for gain from the preamp.The Art Audio amps like the Diavolo utilize a passive preamp stage when converted to an integrated and our preamps o... 
Which 300b amplifier for Devore O/96
I am the importer and reseller for Art Audio.  Our Diavolo 300B is legendary and has been steadily improved over 20 years.  I would put it up against any of these and I am 100% certain the Diavolo will win.  It is available in stereo, mono-block a... 
Amplifier current vrs watts; why is current more important?
As someone who imports and sells a line focused on current vs. wattage, I have a POV. Art Audio amps are biased toward current. That is, our amps are high current and deliver lower wattage vs. many of our competitors. This means that with any give... 
300B Warmup versus other tube or SS amps?
That is surprising.  The heater in most SETs should get the tubes to optimal temperature within about 10 minutes.  I wonder if the heater isn't working right.   
Harbeth SHL 5 amplification
I am currently talking to a customer about this exact speaker with a desire to driver it with my Diavolo which is a 10W SET. Incidentally I am advising against that. The issue is headroom for dynamics. The question is at what level do you usually ... 
Art Audio Owners Group
Thanks for the post.  Glad to hear that you are still enjoying your Art Audio products.  If there is ever anything you need, reach out to me here or connect at our website - artaudio.us.   
HELP ... Need Advice/Recommendations on Tube Amp
Be aware, the Rogue Stereo 100 is really a 50w or 55w amp in Triode mode which is how you are likely to prefer listening to it.  The 100wpc is in Ultralinear mode where you will get tighter bass but lose a lot of the detail and nuance that make tu... 
PS Audio or Ayre?
I own both and have the K5xeMP and the BHK. The Ayre is an amazing value and at the prices you will find it used and even new unless Ayre has run out of stock. It has 2 balanced and 2 unbalanced inputs and no headphone amp. That being said, there ... 
Tube amp Low end Bass question
There are some relatively high powered SETs but the more power the pricier they get.  What is your budget (the MC275 is $5750)?  Do you have room above that?  Stereo or mono-blocks?  I sell SET and Push-Pull units for Art Audio but my stuff is a b... 
Tube amp Low end Bass question
You could consider trying a SET from one of the retailers who offer it with a generous return policy. If it is inadequate, return it. Usually you are risking $75 in shipping charges. I doubt a 300B SET will deliver enough power but an 845, 211, or... 
Tube amp Low end Bass question
Those Omen's will sound amazing with a tube amp.  You need 15w to 18w to drive them well with plenty of headroom to hit 105dB for music.  The MC275 is a lovely amp but you will find a SET will sound heavenly in comparison and your speakers are mor...