Post by knucklehead on Mar 19, 2017 14:34:40 GMT -5
Having recently bought an antique of the audio world I'm convinced that I was right back in 71-72 when I sold that 'antique', and moved to a SS Kenwood receiver, there are more things alike than different between tubes and solid state. There are differences however. I connected my Sansui 500a to my HTPC for a day's worth the listening last week. No sub - just the Sansui and Song Towers. Other than some softness in the highs (gives you that warm 'tubey' sound) it drove the song towers very much as the Acurus amp does. I continue to be amazed at these Salk speakers - just a well rounded top to bottom sound - the don't need a sub - and are very transparent. If the audio gear has a flaw you'll hear it through them.
I buy and sell lots of audio gear but the 'antique' won't be going anywhere. My son will have it when I'm no more. I love how it sounds - especially with female voices. I keep it in the back room for playing vinyl and the occasional CD. One of my favorite vinyl albums is The Platters from the late 50s - their greatest hits collection.
Two Channel: Yamaha A-S1000 Int. Amp - L/R Salk SongTowers - Home Built Linux HTPC - Emotiva XDA-2 DAC
Multi-Channel: Yamaha RX-A2070 Selah Audio Custom Center Speaker ERD-1 Surrounds - HTPC (Linux) - Oppo BDP-103 - Amazon Fire TV
Bedroom 2 channel - Yamaha TSR-7810 - Salk Surround One's - DIY 12" sealed sub - Yamaha DVD-1700 Twas a woman who drove me to drink. I never had the decency to write and thank her.