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Do you have one listening room or two?

I'm not totally following this - you already have a home theatre system. Do you want a second system to listen in another room?

If the second system is for the Altecs, I would go straight to a single ended amp (SE) most likely with a 300b output tube, or consider a 2a3 if it will do the job - a bit less output.

The hi-fi world is flooded with 300b amps for good reason - it's a great sounding output tube. Specially on vocals, which with a good 300b amp can sound quite magical. There are various Chinese examples at several price points. I'd prefer the point-to-point wired ones to the PCB ones since they offer the option of upgrading parts more easily.

https://www.china-hifi-audio.com/en/oldchen-tube-amplifier-laochen-c-74

https://www.hifi-amplifiers.com/en/oldchen-tube-amplifierslaochen-c-118/oldchen-300b-tube-amplifier-hifi-singleended-class-a-handmade-amp-p-5332.html

I believe Bottlehead do a 2a3 amp in your budget and that might be a good place to start, since it's parafeed and that can sound nice. Their 300b amp is a bit pricey.

https://bottlehead.com/product/stereomour-ii-stereo-single-ended-integrated-2a3-amp/

Otherwise look for used 300b examples with good transformers. They will be the best value, and something should come in around $1,000.




Edits: 10/12/20 10/12/20 10/12/20

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