Hey Mr C,Mr Content wrote:Hi Dave, I agree with you, I prefer PPP with my 20w tube amp. In triode mode the soudstage is very flat as compared to a very 3D soundstage in PPP. Or maybe you and I have the same ears
hurdy_gurdyman wrote:I hadn't played much with this feature before, as it's been pounded into our heads for several years that all triode mode is superior, being more musical sounding, than any type of pentode mode (which includes ultra-linear mode). However, the music just jumped to life in this mode! Now, switching to triode mode with little or no feedback just sounds lush, not exciting. Makes me wonder why I didn't seriously pursue this option before. I guess we truly are "programed" by the common wisdom that we read, both on the net and in paper magazines. I was so convinced of the superiority of triode mode that I only briefly listened to ultra-linear mode and didn't really give it a chance before. I'm very glad I gave it a second chance.
Today, several Dr. Z amplifiers have ultralinear output stages, including the incredible sounding Route 66 model. It'll ridiculously blow away any of the mass-produced, big name brand garbage you find in your local music store.
Bob,Bob in St. Louis wrote::(
Sorry to hear that Dave. I'm the last one to give tube advise, but it seems you're overdue for a transistor infusion on your rig.
Tell you what, I'll trade you my transistors for your tubes.
hurdy_gurdyman wrote:If you'd come up with a transistor amp that sounds as good as my tube amp, I'd swap in an instant.
That would take a lot of arguing...Bob in St. Louis wrote:hurdy_gurdyman wrote:If you'd come up with a transistor amp that sounds as good as my tube amp, I'd swap in an instant.
Let's say, for the sake of argument, that a H/K AVR-645 IS....
Although I have a feeling I'd have a hard time finding enough optical inputs on yours.
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