A lot of hi fi stores that I called to ask if they have Music Hall a15.2 to hear in the store said no. I asked what other integrated amps they have to hear. They have tube amps starting a 1,200 all the way to 3 grand. I hear that tube amps get hot. What if I leave it on to long, or turn it up to loud. Have any of you experienced them catching fire on you? I hear that they sound the best only for a couple hundred hours. Is this true? Do you really need to replace parts in the tube amp about every 6 months to a year like bulbs? Would tube amps sound weird to me compared to the Nad c326bee? I have never heard a tube amp before. One of the 1200 dollar ones was only 16 watts each channel. I think the brand was Cayin. I hear that tube amps get louder then regular amps. Is this true? Someone today told me they no longer carry Music Hall, but had Rogue amps that sound good and Creek. Is Rogue and Creek much better then Nad c26bee? I still feel impressed with the Nad amp. I want to make sure that I make the right choice, before I buy the wrong amp and might be unhappy with it.
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5/5/12 at 6:05pm