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40+ watts SET, cost is not a problem
@pani  I am not very familiar with the Audio Note Ankoru. Given its pedigree I’m sure that it is quite worthy. Best wishes for this endeavor. Charles    
40+ watts SET, cost is not a problem
@pani But I am so keen and smitten by SET that I will first explore it well! As well you at the very least should do. I recall sharing numerous interesting threads with you in past years. You have extensive experience With a wide variety of  ... 
40+ watts SET, cost is not a problem
@pani  I own the Coincident Frankenstein 300b SET mono blocks. They also build a 211 push pull  (Class A zero NFB) mono block named the Dragon. It’s 75 watts per channel. By all accounts it is fabulous sounding. Charles  
40+ watts SET, cost is not a problem
@atmasphere 300b is about as powerful as you can get and still claim hifi bandwidth. The thing is, if the amp doesn’t employ feedback, you’ll get phase shift down to about 10th the upper cutoff frequency (-3dB point) and 10x the lower cutoff. T... 
AXPONA 2024
@mikelavigne  Thanks!! Very nice report summary you provided. From past experience I know the effort and concentration required to cover multiple rooms (Primarily CES days 🙂) as you did. Much appreciated. Charles  
40+ watts SET, cost is not a problem
@audioman58 I have owned a 300b SET for 15 years and simply love it. However any DHT can be utilized in a SET amplifier. 2A3, 45, 211,805,GM70 etc. SET is not limited to300b. Charles  
40+ watts SET, cost is not a problem
@pani Ralph does make an interesting point. Most tube push pull amplifies are class A/B with NFB. So a pure class A zero NFB PP topology could be a potentially wonderful option with the TAD speakers. Charles  
40+ watts SET, cost is not a problem
@pani  Trying to stay with your stated quest, Aries Cerat Diana Forte. PSET 845 with 60 watts per channel. At the very least they are worth a look. Charles  
805 SET Monoblocks
@paulfolbrecht  Link Magnetic 805ia is a very well regarded 805 SET amplifier. 50 watts per channel pure class A (By default). Charles  
300b lovers
@whitestix  When we are treated to a master class in tube design philosophy, freely given, participants clearly appreciate the generous sharing of information by the masters: Don, Lynn and Ralph.  It has been a real education for me Very well ... 
300b lovers
@donsachs  It is undoubtedly a different topology than ours and I wish them well.  I am sure they will get their version to where they want it to be as we have with ours.  They will sound different of course due to the preferences of the designe... 
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
@willgolf  Yes you’re much better off posting on WBF exactly for the reasons you cited. Definitely a wise decision. I look forward to following your listening impressions. Charles  
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
@willgolf  Even though I loved my Horizon, I do like the synergies from Aries Cerat.   Makes perfect sense to me. Two superb DACs, one could hardly go wrong with either. Charles  
Theoretically, How to Reduce Gain without Minimal Impact to Sound?
Should I cap the volume level at my (digital) source to something less than max/100, like, say, 65, while leaving Gain to High? Or should I leave the digital volume maxed, but change Gain setting down to Medium or Low? Since you have an option ... 
Is there a Solid State amp that can satisfy a SET guy?
@snopro I appreciate you taking the time to respond. Thank you. You’re in a very good place with your system. Charles