- Dec 9, 2019
That is the weird and inconsistent part. I've never heard an SET that didn't create a caricature of sound of the source recording. I've listened to push-pull triodes and liked them despite their shortcomings. I'm not trying to insult anyone's opinion on what they like, just describing that it varies.I do not know the Conrad Johnson, but for many years I prefer only SET anyway today. My last more push-pull amps were the ELV 100 (picture) about 20 years ago and a Line Magnetic LM-211IA until last year. Both I found sonically boring. No trace of the sonic charm of a tube. In comparison with these I prefer then my Yamaha SS amps.
Tube amps used to be good measuring, back in the day. It's only lately we've realized they should really be distortion boxes.
If you were my neighbor, I'd say you can come over and we'll listen and chat a bit. Provided you like classical music.I've never heard an SET that didn't create a caricature of sound
I do like classical and would gladly come listen if we were close enough.If you were my neighbor, I'd say you can come over and we'll listen and chat a bit. Provided you like classical music.
I've always had a lot of fun and a sense of accomplishment at meetings like this.
The McIntosh amp always reminds me a bit of Harley Davidson in appearance. I can't make friends with that.
I don't know why these people refer to us this way. It looks so unprofessional. Just say the site name as we are doing here with stereophile.
My experience with audible vacuum tube microphonics are that they are usually high Q, resonating for a few relatively narrow frequency band stimuli.should the frequency dependent crosstalk in a tube system follow the load curve? Or could microphonics add reverb?
Yes. Decent sound, still not super-low output impedance so load-sensitive, pretty much every amp was a little different, and reliability was not spectacular. As others have said, the torch-bearer for OTL tube amps today is Atmas-Sphere AFAIK and Ralph @atmasphere is a member here.
Yes, back in the day, with KLH model 9s, which I very much wanted to own.Futterman tube power amps