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RE: Name a SS Amplifier for $750 or Less That Sounds as Good as This Tube Amp

So yes I was talking about something one could buy online right now in SS that would compare to this well built Chi Fi tube amp for around the same price.

Tubes do not automatically make for a good sounding amp. I've actually owned a few stinkers and read about many others. I have haven't heard great things about Music Angel for instance.

Had a great sounding KT88 amp, but I was disappointed that it didn't really sound like a tube amp. Switching to KT120 tubes gave it a little more of a "fuzzy" sound, but I am really more drawn to the EL34 with its midrange bloom with good to great highs and lows depending on the type of EL34 being used.

I know about Spark. My first "real" tube amp was the Cayin TA-30. I can't say for sure, but I don't think Yaqin is a Spark product given how committed they are to using point to point wiring which the Yaqins do not. Interesting side note. I had a tube tech tell me that PCB amps have the potential to sound better than point to point amps because the PCB is easier to design for signal isolation. I have heard great and terrible examples of both architectures.

Just out of curiosity, which amp are you reviewing?

My next amps will probably be the new RC Yaqin which also uses a new circuit design on the input stage.


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