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Offline Chario

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #540 on: September 14, 2007, 13:41 »
Halo.... i am a new member, so wish to know wat is the price of this set of system??? Usher S520, MHZS CD 33 (with GE 5670) and Music Angel EL34 (with Tung Sol 6SL7GT)...... since i have not checked the hifi market for quite a long period oledi. 10xx

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #541 on: September 14, 2007, 17:11 »
I got one more question..... that is do u guys ever heard about Alchemist  APD-15A and Chario Academy 1( i think they are last 10 years model oledi izzit)..... wat do u guys think about them??? can Usher 520 and music angel EL34 perform more better sound quality than Alchemist and chario?? Please advice me....thankx

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #542 on: November 12, 2007, 17:13 »
Poison spread to Australia...faster than the MIC shipping! I bought the 6P1 MIC mini and found this xtremeplace, got more poison, bought Music Angel EL34 MIC, haven't tried it yet, waiting for 240 to 220 conditioner to be safe. Went back to transistor, sounds like transistor, like everywhere you go. I have cheap source and cheap speakers. With transistor you get stereo, but the valves sing like nothing else ever before. Been bitten bad... ;D Thanks guys.

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #543 on: November 14, 2007, 17:14 »
ha ha...welcome to the warm side...will stay for sure.  tube sound...ah...words cannot describe..

want an instant upgrade to basic cdp and speaker?  put in a tube amp... ;D

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #544 on: May 17, 2010, 20:36 »
sorry for digging thread.

im torn in between getting a brand new dared mp5

OR

a used Leo Research LR-130 EL84

both prices about the same, with one as brand new the other is used.

Offline synthesis

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #545 on: May 17, 2010, 21:05 »
This is really an old thread.

MP5 is solid state amp with pre tube while LR is tube amp.
For comparison, MP5 will give you clean and clear sound while EL84 will give you warmer sound that is nice for vocal/easy listening.

Offline wizardofnoz

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #546 on: May 17, 2010, 21:37 »
This is really an old thread.

MP5 is solid state amp with pre tube while LR is tube amp.
For comparison, MP5 will give you clean and clear sound while EL84 will give you warmer sound that is nice for vocal/easy listening.

both sounds important to me. :(

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #547 on: May 17, 2010, 22:14 »
both sounds important to me. :(


Get both  ;D

Think you can skip MP5 and get a full tube amp so you don't wonder how tube amp would sound.

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #548 on: May 18, 2010, 14:54 »
any bros can advise wat would be a good budget tube amp to start with ? will be using it to drive my KEF IQ90s (91db). Budget say less than $800 ? Tx.

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #549 on: September 01, 2015, 21:34 »

Offline DIYer Straits

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #550 on: September 04, 2015, 01:50 »
Wow, a necro post.

Anyway to answer your questions, yes, the amp can drive but match? It depends on your ears, your choice of music and how loud you play.
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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #551 on: September 04, 2015, 07:18 »
Thanks for your reply. I playing more to vocal/light listening music. I will place order and get myself a try soon. Thanks again.

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #552 on: September 04, 2015, 08:36 »
Yes it can. I used to have one to drive my floorstander.

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #553 on: September 04, 2015, 15:00 »
Noted with thanks.