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$1500 Tube Amp

topper

Well-Known Member
Are there any really good 2-channel tube amps out there
in the $1500 slot?

Or am I thinking $500 - $700 too low?

(brands, models)


Would be used with Klipsch RF7 s (last made in 2006)
. . . 8 ohm, 102 db eff

** any input appreciated **.


. . . :text-nocomment: . .
 

malsackj

Well-Known Member
Jolida used to allow tours around the maryland factory close to PaulyT? Little south of Baltimore.

One of my Co-workers did the walk through and owned one.
 

PaulyT

Behind the Curtain
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Superstar
Huh, cool, had heard of this company but had no idea they were nearby. Yeah, a tour sometime would be fun!
 

DIYer

Well-Known Member
Famous
Zing said:
The Jolida amps are all UL Class AB and the Dynaco amps are all P/P. I expected nothing less than SET Class A from you.
Ahem...
Zing, class AB is P/P and SET is class A.
 

DIYer

Well-Known Member
Famous
Zing said:
Because those amps are $6500, $14,000 and $20,000. :eek:
Zing, I'll sell you my stereo SET tube amp for $3250. For this week only, I'll throw in shipping for free. Just say the word. ;)
 

Zing

Retired Admin
Famous
I was talking about the Cary and Ayon amps, not your make believe wannabe pretend amps. :eek:bscene-birdiedoublered:
 

Zing

Retired Admin
Famous
Don't let it bother you. Remember, it's coming from a guy with 1/4" faceplates on his amps machined to look like they're 1/2".
:eek:bscene-buttred:
 

soundhound

Well-Known Member
Zing said:
soundhound said:

The Jolida amps are all UL Class AB and the Dynaco amps are all P/P. What kind of crap are you selling, Soundhound? I expected nothing less than SET Class A from you.

Dynaco amps are ultralinear too - in fact Dynaco invented the circuit. I would not generally recommend a SET for use full-range mainly because the damping factor is poor. That isn't a concern at upper frequencies. A conventional ultralinear design is best for the bass frequencies if tube amplification is going to be used at all.
 

topper

Well-Known Member
Thank you.

Enough for a starting point in getting familiar with tube amps and what's available.
I have a lot of reading/research to do. Glad I'm in no hurry to delve into tube amps, if I ultimately do.

I appreciate it.
 
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