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Thread: Power Poll - Tubes, Solid State Or Class D?

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    Default Power Poll - Tubes, Solid State Or Class D?

    OK - what are you driving your Logans with?

    Forget subwoofers or your active bass units. What is supplying the juice to your panels?

    If you are using more than one option, just vote for your fave.

    If your're using a hybrid, vote solid state - I forgot the option, but chances are the bit that delivers the real power is SS.

    Just thought it'd be interesting to see the "spread".
    Last edited by User211; 07-09-2009 at 03:44 PM. Reason: F'd it up.

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    For my system it is 140 WPC of tube power (Tung-Sol 6550). The sound is sublime

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    Solid state, but with a valve pre...
    Marantz 8300 SACD / Squeezebox Touch --> Audiolab M-DAC --> Copland CTA-305 --> Classé CA-101 --> MartinLogan Vista / Behringer DSP1124P --> Whise Profunder sub

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    Quote Originally Posted by amey01 View Post
    Solid state, but with a valve pre...
    Ditto..........

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    black sheep here..
    running with a Rotel class D AVR (switching driving the Logans with a Parasound 2 chan class a/b 125 wpc & the avr - starting to like the class D better)
    just ordered a Rotel 250 wpc stereo amp to drive the Logans. we'll see how that works out.. will add a dedicated pre with HT passthru later this year.
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    Well Justin I posted 'SS' since I'm pushing them with Plinius at the moment but my Rogues are are all ready and waiting in the bullpen !

    I think you needed another listing for guys like myself and Steve (slowgezer) for we play "switcheroo" from time to time between our valve gear and SS stuff.
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    I'm running huge SS monoblocks that deliver 140 wpc class A before switching to B that goes as high as 600wpc (at 4 ohms). Nothing gives the MLs dynamics like a big amp can deliver.

    Tube amps are mostly lower power and the Summits at least will drain a tube amp well into clipping. Tubes soft clip so you don't hear the damage they are doing when large demands are placed on them. Add the fact that they are in need of costly retubing at frequent intervals to keep the sound consistent, I can't be bothered.

    I get my tubeiness from a BAT VK31SE preamp.
    Last edited by DrJRapp; 07-09-2009 at 05:48 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twich54 View Post
    Well Justin I posted 'SS' since I'm pushing them with Plinius at the moment but my Rogues are are all ready and waiting in the bullpen !

    I think you needed another listing for guys like myself and Steve (slowgezer) for we play "switcheroo" from time to time between our valve gear and SS stuff.
    Dave,

    I imagine that you are getting quite a workout moving the Plinius in and out of your setup!

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    good evening Anthony, actually it's easy now that I have my other set of speaker cables back from #1 son !
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    Tubes all the way.

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    I own and use both SS and tube, but my preference is a really high quality SS amp with a tube pre.
    Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    I own and use both SS and tube,
    Bose doesn't make valve electronics......
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    Tubes here, specifically a pair of PrimaLuna ProLogue Seven monoblocks.
    Rich Teer, Publisher
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    Vinyl + tubes + ML Spires =

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    Hm - I was expecting a bit more class D support - though we may get a few more posts/votes.

    One of the amps I'd most like to hear at the moment is the Bel Canto Ref1000 MKII... simply because a contact I have is bowled over by them. He lives miles away, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amey01 View Post
    Solid state, but with a valve pre...
    Same here.
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