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    Re: Tubed Power Amplifiers. Are the disadvantages too great ?

    The bottom line is that tube gear is going to cost more money to operate over time than SS gear. Tubes have a finite life and will have to be replaced periodically. People who aren’t willing to deal with tubes shouldn’t.
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    Re: Tubed Power Amplifiers. Are the disadvantages too great ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    You are correct about reliability being an objective measurement. The hard data is in the hands of the OEMs who repair their gear and track their failure modes. Audiophiles don’t have access to that data which leads to old guys swapping war stories.

    I'm too young of an old guy to be an old guy.

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    Re: Tubed Power Amplifiers. Are the disadvantages too great ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    I'm too young of an old guy to be an old guy.
    It’s all relative.
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