Re: Any Tube (Audio) Lovers Here?
From what I understand speaking with a McIntosh engineer, the difference in sound is due to the order of distortion, not the amount. I was told SS amplifiers have odd distortion harmonics and Tubes have even distortion at a higher level. It does make them sound diffierent, but not really better. He and others prefer SS designs because they are more reliable, easy to build and are far more powerful. It's all personal preference, I would spend teh cash on some Martin Logan's or Wilson's. Electrostats do sound different and can give a killer light show, espescially when used with a tube amp.