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RE: I'm beginning to understand what a good solid state amp sounds like

I once owned (about 1972) a Marantz 240 power amp, which AFAIK is identical to the 250M except it doesn't have the power meters. Through an odd set of circumstances I also owned a McIntosh 2105 at the same time. Although I never considered the 2105 as the last word in power amplification I was surprised to find that the Marantz 240 sounded better (at least to my ears) than the 2105 no matter what other equipment I ran with it or which music I played through it.

A couple of years later I bought a GAS Son of Ampzilla, which I thought sounded better that both of the above.

For the past several years I've stuck strictly with tubes, but I'd like to try one of those First Watt power amps that have received rave reviews.


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