Two Weeks with a Vacuum Tube Amp Jan 29, 2016 22:02:29 GMT -5
Post by Gary Cook on Jan 29, 2016 22:02:29 GMT -5
I will have to take your word of ownership for all of the tube equipment You have owned over the years. Maybe your were in the business?
No matter, I will still stand by the performance of my tube amplifiers over SS as many others do.
It boils down to a matter of choice....tubes/SS
Having owned so many tube products...100 I have to wonder why you kept on going back to tubes if you felt disappointed in there performance.
Nothing to debate about b/c everyone has opinions and preferences.
To pay for my university degrees I worked weekends as a roady, sound and lights in the 70's so I had plenty of opportunity to audition pro and home audio gear. I still have contacts in the industry and have access to pretty much any pro gear that I want to listen to. In regards to the amount of tube gear, full time I worked for 12 years in a company that manufactured and distributed audio gear. Back then they had a huge tube testing and manufacturing facility so I had ready access to all sorts of tube based equipment. Through the late 70s' and early 80's I used to buy, refurbish, tube role and tune gear, all the time searching for the sound that I liked. I finally found what I wanted in a 25 WPC Class A solid state amp and whilst I have revisited tube amps and pre amps many times since they still display the symptoms that I moved away from. I'm sure if I searched hard enough I'd probably find a tube amp that I liked, but it would sound solid state like so why would I bother with the tube associated hassles?