tube amp

  1. Mossshine

    Every new tube is noisy, am I unlucky or am I missing something?

    Hello, I have Darkvoice 336 SE tube amp connected to DT 1990 PRO and that I use all the time and I wanted to try some different tubes than my old trusty Sylvania 6SN7 GTB E6B ones so I bought one KenRad 6SN7GT (pricey little thing) and two PSVANE UK-6SN7 (ordered one but arrived as pair) KenRad...
  2. H

    Building a valve amplifier

    One of my next projects is a valve amplifier. I built many solid state amplifiers and I'm very happy with these. I always considered valve amplifiers as being vastly inferior to solid state one but nevertheless I would like to build one to measure it and to listen to it. From all the available...
  3. S

    SS vs. tube amp for Senn HD 600?

    SS vs. tube amp for Senn HD 600? In all my years of research, mostly using the Head-Fi forum, HD 600 has been said to sound best/synergize with tube amps. But I get the impression here (or maybe Reddit? memory is fuzzy) that SS is always superior, at least in my price range, which is $100 -...
  4. 312elements

    A journey in setting up a personal listening station. The Good The Bad and The Ugly

    It was about 10 years ago that I bought a pair of Grado 225's and I thought it was a real big deal. The local shops here in Chicago push Grado hard, they looked cool, and they fit the budget. I think at the time I purchased a little Fiio amp to go with it, and I was as happy as could be...
  5. KeithPhantom

    Why aren't many solid-state based electrostatic amplifiers, specially for headphones?

    Right now I'm in the market for a Stax SR-009(S) and I'm in the search for an amplifier to go with it. My issue is there are a lot of tube (valve)-based ones, and this is a deal-breaker for me. I'm not assuming those valve amplifiers measure bad (we just don't know), I just do not like valves...
  6. Aubergine

    Wondering about purchasing a hybrid amplifier

    I recently discovered a hybrid amplifier called thda 500t v.2 made by a company called Taga Harmony costing about 315 dollars for that money it has a lot of features but i wonder if it just might be a bit to good to be true... i have never tried tubes before and thought it might be fun to...
  7. Dismayed

    Irrational Temptation

    I'm preparing to unload my last piece of Schiit - a Gen 1 Schiit Lyr. It's a tube hybrid, for those of you who have not been mired in Schiit. It's not terrible, as far as I can tell, but I have zero faith in anything designed and manufactured by Schiit. So time to go. So, what should I buy...
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