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I am looking to experience the tube sound but need more wattage to drive 84db sensitivity speakers, so I am considering integrated hybrids. I came across the bada-dc222 and the jolida 1501-rc and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations or comments about the two.
 

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Get the JoLida; they are well known for being able to drive difficult to drive speakers.

The dealer where I bought my JD801A uses a 40 Wpc JoLida integrated to drive Maggie 16's which is no mean feat.
 

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Cross posting from the Amp forum.


I am looking to experience the tube sound but need more wattage to drive 84db sensitivity speakers, so I am considering integrated hybrids. I came across the bada-dc222 and the jolida 1501-rc and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations or comments about the two.

I own the bada-dc222 and am quite happy with it. I drive MMG's - 4ohms and inefficient.
 

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Originally Posted by usp1 /forum/post/15460502


Cross posting from the Amp forum.


I am looking to experience the tube sound but need more wattage to drive 84db sensitivity speakers, so I am considering integrated hybrids. I came across the bada-dc222 and the jolida 1501-rc and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations or comments about the two.


Very happy Bada owner driving 4 ohm 86dB Dynaudio 3.4's with ease...


What size is your room?

How far away are you from your spkrs?

How loud do you play your music?

Are your spkrs 4 or 8 ohms?
 

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8 ohm speakers...15X30 room....I sit about 10 feet from the speakers. I usually dont listen at more than 85 db but do like the ability to crank up more if needed.


The bada seems quite promising.
 

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8 ohm speakers...15X30 room....I sit about 10 feet from the speakers. I usually dont listen at more than 85 db but do like the ability to crank up more if needed.


The bada seems quite promising.

If you go with the Bada I recommend you swap out the stock (4) 12AU7's to the GE Mil-spec 6189's. They make the amp more dynamic...opens up the midrange and tightens the bass.


Good luck,
 

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If you go with the Bada I recommend you swap out the stock (4) 12AU7's to the GE Mil-spec 6189's. They make the amp more dynamic...opens up the midrange and tightens the bass.


Good luck,
Here is a write up by "Vic" on the Pacific site about tubes for the bada
 

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Thanks for the tips guys. I know going the tube route is a slippery slope and you are already giving me a push!....
 
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