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RE: You also have to ask:

"Why are there no commercial applications for SET amps? What amps were used when the recording mixer did his work?"

Indeed, this gets to the nub of the question. When someone chooses to use either a tube SET or PP amplifier, or an SS amplifier, in their home stereo system, they are just making a selection that sits at the end of a long chain of totally "conventional" SS amplification and processing stages. If this last step of the chain makes a big difference, it seems likely that it is because of what it is adding, rather than what it is not adding, to the signal that has been fed into it.

I have never understood why this is a controversial point, but somehow the suggestion that the SET amplifier is adding colourations that are "pleasing," "nuanced," or whatever, seems not to go down too well sometimes!

Chris


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