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#323729 - 09/24/10 03:38 PM Re: A Taste of Tubes [Re: Ken.C]
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This would look beautiful next to the PrimaLuna.


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#323731 - 09/24/10 03:53 PM Re: A Taste of Tubes [Re: HomeDad]
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Not cheap but very reasonable for a hand wired tube amp that doesn't need biasing and according to the reviews sounds amazing. If you wanted to get into tubes you could spend a lot more money and not get much more in sound quality. I think it might be priced at the point where diminishing returns begin to kick-in.


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#323732 - 09/24/10 03:57 PM Re: A Taste of Tubes [Re: Wuchak]
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Originally Posted By: Wuchak


Not cheap but very reasonable for a hand wired tube amp that doesn't need biasing and according to the reviews sounds amazing. If you wanted to get into tubes you could spend a lot more money and not get much more in sound quality. I think it might be priced at the point where diminishing returns begin to kick-in.


The "guts" and build quality are impressive. There definitely is some quality craftsmanship going on into that product.
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#323740 - 09/24/10 04:46 PM Re: A Taste of Tubes [Re: BlueJays1]
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There are a few tube amps to get going with if you only want to spend a little. Glow Amps is one. They are lots of fun. I have two amps. A Decware Zen Select and a Manley Stingray.
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#323797 - 09/25/10 04:35 AM Re: A Taste of Tubes [Re: Lampshade]
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Hi Wuchak. Kevin Scales at Upscale Audio is a good guy. I've heard nothing but good things about the Prima Lunas. I have an Antique Sound Labs MG S1 15DT 5 wpc KT-88, 12ax7 tube amp, which sounds great, but their customer service gets an "F" so I can't recommend their gear. Shame. The Stingray is a great sounding amp. Haven't heard the Decware.

Dr. House, that Yamaha is a thing of beauty. I'm going to keep an eye out for one of those. Thanks.

Lampshade, nice to post with you!
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#323803 - 09/25/10 09:01 AM Re: A Taste of Tubes [Re: 2x6spds]
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The model is part of the Yamaha GT-2000 series - Gigantic and Tremendous. The one pictured might be the rarest of the series? They were only sold in Japan from what I understand. You might find them on places like ebay.
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#324802 - 10/05/10 07:46 AM Re: A Taste of Tubes [Re: jakewash]
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Originally Posted By: jakewash
I'm not sure I would step back to that much time required to maintain the records.


I'm with you there. My brother-in-law wanted to give me his old Music Hall MM7 turntable (he bought a VPI Scout) but I declined because I did not want to go down the expensive path of replacing my 700 CDs with vinyl. Keeping the albums clean and scratch-free is a hassle, too.

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#326463 - 10/24/10 11:54 AM Re: A Taste of Tubes [Re: fredk]
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On a tangent, but in the guitar world tube amps are so much more coveted than solid state counterparts. Its funny, because we pay top bucks for the best "distortion". In home audio, we pay huge bucks for the least distortion. I always thought that was so ironic.
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#326466 - 10/24/10 12:06 PM Re: A Taste of Tubes [Re: DreamTheater]
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Not really. The guitar amp is used in generating the music, which means that what reproduces the sound of the guitar in that sense is part of the instrument. If you want to hear what the artist intended, you should have the least distortion on your playback equipment.
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