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In Reply to: RE: Anyone heard the ifi iTube 2 ? posted by RHerring on February 03, 2017 at 14:02:51
Any simulation of a tube with SS in front or after the tube is not the real thing. SS amplifiers has a sonic veil over the sound vs a real tube amp.
I can recognize a 5 tube desk top radio playing vs SS every time even in another room.
When I hear a SS radio, I hear the SS radio playing. A tube radio playing kind of disappears leaving simply the voice.
For some reason it hit the spot, and I grew up listening to tubes (still do).
With me as long as the power amp is tube I usually can enjoy things after careful selection. If the amp is solid state there is no getting tube tone out out of the setup.
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