Tube pre-amp & amp deal

Posted by: Mojo

Tube pre-amp & amp deal - 02/23/19 08:21 PM

Anyone wanting to get into a full tube set-up, there's a sweet deal on. USB and Bluetooth included.

25W AB Power Stereo Hybrid Tube Hi-Fi Speaker Amplifier with Bluetooth/USB/RCA Input - PrimeCables® https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B079Z128B9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ggFCCbN1QG6HC
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: Tube pre-amp & amp deal - 02/23/19 09:50 PM

I have the Monoprice version which occasionally goes on sale for under $100. It has a tube preamp section and an AB solid state amp section. It is a great match for M3s! Sound is silly good! I've given a bunch away as presents paired with M3s. I did receive one which was DOA but at that price, who cares?

Go get you one and enjoy!
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Tube pre-amp & amp deal - 02/23/19 10:03 PM

If mojo's link is from Prime Cables, it's likely a Monoprice amp. They're out of Montreal and good people to deal with.
Posted by: Mojo

Re: Tube pre-amp & amp deal - 02/24/19 12:00 AM

Phil, you're the first one I thought of when I saw it.

It's this one, Adrian:

https://www.primecables.ca/p-360861-cab-...ier-primecables
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: Tube pre-amp & amp deal - 02/24/19 12:33 AM

Yup, $100 bucks, how can you go wrong?
Posted by: Mojo

Re: Tube pre-amp & amp deal - 02/24/19 01:10 AM

Phil, I'm gonna end up like you with 4 systems in every room. Yaaaahoooooo!
Posted by: Mojo

Re: Tube pre-amp & amp deal - 02/24/19 10:58 AM

Hmmm...I don't know about this amp. What's that big box for behind the tubes?
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: Tube pre-amp & amp deal - 02/24/19 11:23 AM

Transformer
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: Tube pre-amp & amp deal - 02/24/19 11:24 AM

Originally Posted By Mojo
Phil, I'm gonna end up like you with 4 systems in every room. Yaaaahoooooo!


Gotta get more rooms!
Posted by: Mojo

Re: Tube pre-amp & amp deal - 02/24/19 12:03 PM

LOL! I have a couple of rooms I'm not using currently and a few others I'm under-utilizing. Sure wish I could get rid of my bed and sleep on a bed of ADAs. smile

No, that can't be the transformer. Don't need a transformer that big.
Posted by: Mojo

Re: Tube pre-amp & amp deal - 02/24/19 12:56 PM

Aw dang. When the say hybrid for this amp, I think the output stage is solid state. I thought hybrid meant the rectifier was solid state. I assumed because there are two sets of tubes, one is for the pre-amp and the other for the final stage. Silly me.

I really do want to hear a tube amp. It might be cool for the office. It's been 35 years since I've heard and worked with tubes. I repaired a lot of tube radios and TVs back in high school. I even built my own amp back then from scrap gear but had no idea what to listen for.

I want a real tube amp. Maybe I should build my own. I could use the gorgeously simple but oomphy linear power supply Andrew built for the ADA. smile But I need higher rails and more windings on that heavy donut.

BTW, a tube amp doesn't offer higher fidelity. But I can understand how ear-brains might like it.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Tube pre-amp & amp deal - 02/24/19 02:29 PM

This thread is from a while ago that shows my 10 Tube setup that drive my M2s + 2X EP400s audio only system.

The MC-100B is quite a brawny setup that weighs 60+ Lbs largely due to the four hefty power supply canisters. It is a dual mono design for genuine 2 channel separation. Sounds wonderful & heats my house at this time of year, ha!

Pics start on page 3 although some are lost in the ether somewhere:

https://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php/topics/373680/1

The latest MC-100B Amazon (US) listing is double what I paid a few years ago:

https://www.amazon.com/Yaqin-Mc-100b-Integrated-Amplifier-110v-240v/dp/B00NIHWFZU

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