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  • Solid State (Class A, AB, D, AD, etc.)

    155 59.85%
  • Tube

    56 21.62%
  • Hybrid

    16 6.18%
  • Both (you rotate SS and Tube amps in and out of your system)

    47 18.15%
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  1. #51
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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Tubes. I recently replaced my Pass Labs INT-150 with a Primaluna Premium Dialogue HP and haven't looked back! The sound is far richer and simply more realistic to my ears.
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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Main amp is Hybid, secondary amp is SS.

    I had swapped them every few months along with speakers, but built another system with the pcs.
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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Tubes, definitely!!! I have tried many SS and there is always something about them that makes me return to tubes..........
    Hybrids my second choice
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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Tubes, definitely!!! I have tried many SS and there is always something about them that makes me return to tubes..........
    Hybrids my second choice
    I like my Hybrid amp Tube Pre for everything my SS setup doesn't do, and I love my full SS setup for what my Tube-Hybrid setup doesn't do.
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  5. #55

    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    In May of last year, I purchased a First Watt F6.
    last week, I added a RB10 tube preamp from Audio by Van Alstine. It is a new model and sounds very good in my system!

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Tube DAC , Tube Pre , Tube Power Amps and Tube Phono stage.


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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Just switched from tubes (kt-88) to Oasis S200 M 200W class A SS. Love the tube sound and love these SS with a bit of warmth as well. A little tube like!
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  8. #58

    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    A MAC Fanatic here. I like big blue meters and I cannot lie... MC601's SS for amps and C2300 tube preamp.

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Off line, I talk to AS members about this thread a lot.

    The results are puzzling to me. I would have thought tubes would have been higher, much higher.


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    My first post at AS, hello from Istanbul. Hybrid, Ypsilon Phaeton for the moment which will be replaced by the Ypsilon Aelius monoblocks


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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Quote Originally Posted by burau34 View Post
    My first post at AS, hello from Istanbul. Hybrid, Ypsilon Phaeton for the moment which will be replaced by the Ypsilon Aelius monoblocks


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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    - All of the above -

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    solid state...Ayre

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Denver View Post
    In May of last year, I purchased a First Watt F6.
    last week, I added a RB10 tube preamp from Audio by Van Alstine. It is a new model and sounds very good in my system!
    I just recently purchased an F6 as well. What speakers are you using with it?

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Quote Originally Posted by audiophil View Post
    I just recently purchased an F6 as well. What speakers are you using with it?

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    Salk Songtowers. I was considering a different First Watt amp, but Mark at Reno thought the F6 would be a better match.

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    I have about 20 Tube amps and 1 solid state.

    I guess my vote is both.
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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Always SS Power amp - recently into Class D after I DIY a mono pair of Hypex Ncore NC400.
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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Tubes; the more the better.......

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    To my ears solid state creates a hi-fi experience whereas tubes can transform a listening session into an emotional experience.

    With tubes I do however miss the extreme low end grunt solid state can provide with big speakers.

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    I like SS for amps and tubes for preamps and DACs. I get the best of both worlds.
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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    I agree, sometimes with the correct match it is a great combination.
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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Amps:

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    Denon POA-A1HD 10 ch amp, (bi-amped surround channels)

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    Does appear , Digital with SS, Analog with Toobs ......

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    Unison Research S6, EL 34

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Welcome to the forum Quartz!
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    Thanks Joe...It's nice to be a part of a forum full of Audio lovers.

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    SS myself, Pass Labs class A mono blocks. I think they provide the best of both worlds.
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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Is there a place for "all of the above" ? I have several different listening rooms and systems. Like many of you my gear closet is huge and fairly active in some of the rooms. I pretty much like the virtues of every type but I don't spend much time listening to components stock. Stock to me is for shipping only. I like getting my components as close to the original designer's sound as possible.

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    Cyrus II + PSX power supply. Luxman CL- 360 tube pre + Luxman MQ- 360 stereo power amp.

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Air Tight ATE2 pre and ATM3. So, Tubes. I love them

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    Vitus Class A power for me

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Pass Class A

    I have a pair of Grandinote Monos on order that use a tube circuit with transisitors. They are fully class A without negative feedback.


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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Now also Pass Class A for me.


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    What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Audiophon View Post
    Pass Class A

    I have a pair of Grandinote Monos on order that use a tube circuit with transisitors. They are fully class A without negative feedback.


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    It will be very interesting to hear your thoughts on the Demone's vs. Pass Labs. I love my Grandinote Celio Phono pre.

    Please keep us posted!


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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Pass Class A

    I have a pair of Grandinote Monos on order that use a tube circuit with transisitors. They are fully class A without negative feedback.


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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    It will be very interesting to hear your thoughts on the Demone's vs. Pass Labs. I love my Grandinote Celio Phono pre.

    Please keep us posted!


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    For sure I will, I should get the Grandinote in April. Having the Italian Vitus distributor in town, I'll will also try to get a Vitus power amplifer to compare with Pass and Grandinote.
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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Audiophon View Post
    For sure I will, I should get the Grandinote in April. Having the Italian Vitus distributor in town, I'll will also try to get a Vitus power amplifer to compare with Pass and Grandinote.
    Mike, of I'm not mistaken, one of the Grandinote founders might join the Sharks Dinner in Munich by invitation through Audiophon.


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    Small rig: Naim UnitiServe/ Curious USB/ Tidal/ Linn Klimax DS3/ Shunyata Power cable/ Pass Labs INT-60/ Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II/ HiD Diamond 8/ Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary/ Shunyata Venom EU7 & Venom 3 HD.

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Audiophon View Post
    For sure I will, I should get the Grandinote in April. Having the Italian Vitus distributor in town, I'll will also try to get a Vitus power amplifer to compare with Pass and Grandinote.
    Now you really got me excited What type of amps do you use?  Tube?  Solid State?  Both?  Hybrid?.


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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ventura_Rodriguez_Vallejo View Post
    Cyrus II + PSX power supply. Luxman CL- 360 tube pre + Luxman MQ- 360 stereo power amp.

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    I must add: the Luxman power amp is just for drive my AKG K1000 headphones.
    For the main speakers (Mission 767) I use a pair of tube McIntosh 275 in mono configuration plus the LFAU (solid state) active filter and low freq amp + PSX additional power supply.
    In my second and smaller equipment, the amp is solid state. A Cyrus II SE + (again) PSX additional power supply, driving a pair of two way Vieta BD-5070 monitors, which I'm planning to replace for the stunning KEFs' LS 50 (and a KEF sub, too).

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Until end of 2015, all Burmester (5 channels).
    Then I heard my current amps, and I changed to Halgorythme.
    3 mono blocks for the front three speakers, and 1 stereo amplifier for the rears.
    They punch waaaaaay above their price point.

    http://www.halgorythme.com/index.html
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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    All tubes here. ARC Anniversary Pre & 610T Amps.

    Dedicated AC being installed today-YEA. The rest of the house will not need to be a meat locker when listening to music any more.

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    I have Proceed AMP2 and Proceed PRE.
    Now, I have Jeff Rowland Corus and Model 625.

    My question : Can I change for Air Tight ATM-4 with Air Tight ATC-3 ?

    I have test tube with amplifier Melody and it's beautiful for the voices...
    I have not recognize my loudspeakers...
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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Solid State......Did tubes in the past for many years

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    tubes on pre amp
    solid state on power amp
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs ice power amps . rotel cd , modright modded jolida dac 2] tannoy eaton legacy 2]bel canto pre 3vbs BC ref 500s black ice modded dac , marantz sa8005, reference fidelity impulse Ta`us horns

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    tubes on pre
    tubes on power supply to pre
    tubes on power

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Tube
    Solid State
    Both
    Hybrid

    Vote above.
    Both

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    Solid state!
    Triangle Magellan Concerto 2 < AQ Everest < Vitus Audio SS-010 Mk2 < AQ NRG-1000 < AQ WEL Signature XLR < Chord Qutest w UpTone JS-2 & AQ Dragon Source < SOtM tX-USBultra w 75Ohm Master Clock Input, Paul Hynes SR5-12 Turbo XL & AQ Dragon Source < AQ Diamond USB < Apple MacMini i5 w UpTone DC Conversion Kit & Squeezelite w Logitech Media Server < Gryphon PowerZone w AQ NRG-Wild < Solid Tech Hybrid < Ansuz Darkz D-TC, Darkz D2, Stillpoints Ultra SS, Omicron Harmonic Stabilizer & Gold SE < Furutech FT-SWS < Synergistic Research Blue Quantum Fuse

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    The hybrid I use is the Pathos Classic Integrated amp. that's in my living room, driving the old Quad ESL 57 electrostatic speakers.
    The tube amp. is a VTL tiny triod that drives my new Monitor Audio Silver RS6 speakers. Formerly they drove the Spendor 100 SL speakers, using a Reference Line Passive pre-amp.
    When the mood suits me I have a no-name integrated 300B SET amp. that I use on my Spendors and now the Monitors.
    Stashed in a closet, I have an Audio Illusions Mod II pre-amp that I'm not using because I like the Passive preamp better, and besides, it needs re-tubing.

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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Quote Originally Posted by JPM View Post
    The hybrid I use is the Pathos Classic Integrated amp. that's in my living room, driving the old Quad ESL 57 electrostatic speakers.
    The tube amp. is a VTL tiny triod that drives my new Monitor Audio Silver RS6 speakers. Formerly they drove the Spendor 100 SL speakers, using a Reference Line Passive pre-amp.
    When the mood suits me I have a no-name integrated 300B SET amp. that I use on my Spendors and now the Monitors.
    Stashed in a closet, I have an Audio Illusions Mod II pre-amp that I'm not using because I like the Passive preamp better, and besides, it needs re-tubing.
    I used to have VTL tiny triodes on Quad 57s and it was sublime.
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    Re: What type of amps do you use? Tube? Solid State? Both? Hybrid?

    Both in triamp arrangement, SS/tubes/SS. Low bass below 80 Hz handled by a 500w SS powered sub. > 80 by tube and SS biamped floor standers (Tannoys) driven by a pair of 125w tube monoblocks and a 100w/ch integrated SS for the high end.

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