Originally Posted by flyng_fool
If you like more distortion, want to spend a lot more and want less power then I guess tube amps are ok.
I've biwired and biamped several times and I never heard a lick of difference. I think it's BS right up there with exotic cables and stuff.
No argument with your above but there's truth to my post about tubes. See tubes as sort of a cult sort of thing. Not a kool-air kinda cult but one where folks dig the tubed sound and what you describe in your above, is why they're into tubes. Tubes, vinyl and ribbons were made for each other. Tubes are not made for home theater although you can use tubes to drive a home theater system. Tubes are better served with jazz, a darkened room served only by accent light, a glass of wine and a loved one over for an evening's interlude.
Tubes are romance and a warm Summer evening breeze. Tubes are a light evening mist as a couple scurries across a parking lot after a intimate dinner in a far away restaurant or Miles Davis playing in the background
while in private, enjoying a twelve year old bourbon and a fine Dominican cigar with just you and the haunting nature of the music while looking out into the distance, never wanting the music to end.
Did I mention I have a thing for tubes, romance and music?