Quote Originally Posted by MDJAK View Post
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I was wondering, however, if having a solid state amp a tube preamp would be of benefit. And I donít know, but why am I hesitant to buy tubes, something Iím surprised are even still manufactured. Are they reliable or do they blow out or wear out? Easily replaceable?
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I once owned a tube preamp (ARC LS2B) and I never had any issues with the tubes. That said, tube equipment requires more TLC. Tubes age and with time need to checked and/or replaced.