I'm with you all the way on this.
Could not care less because it is my money.
Question do you believe this?
"Originally Posted by Ettepet I am no audiophile but have good hearing. My affinity with "warm" sound, or tubes for that matter, is zilch. What I am hearing on a good setup with a fine (simple, not full-range crap) tube amp is stuff I have yet to hear on any solid state amp. My best description for it is reading cartoons your whole life, every surface in the cartoon encircled by black lining no matter how realistic the rest of the imagery, and then seeing a cartoon with just wonderfully painted scenery and - no - black lining. Fortunately I also experienced this at home with a (lend) Melody tube amp, an Arcam cd/dvd player I own and my Danley SM60F's. To return to the topic of this thread, I hope to repeat this with the Oppo 105 and a yet-to-buy amp."
I am curious about the difference between tubes and solid state with B&W speakers? I always thought that tube amos were actually colored and didn't reproduce the sound exactly?
Has any one tried this amp? Emotiva XPL-1L
I like that 52% please sign me up :)
I should get in the cable business there as so much mark-ups!