erikt

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Recommend me a tube integrated amplifier
@ghasley It's legit if old (1998)  
Recommend me a tube integrated amplifier
Thanks again for all the great suggestions. I found an Audio Note OTO Line SE (Level 2) integrated with preouts that I'm purchasing. More later once I have had a chance to give it a listen.    
Recommend me a tube integrated amplifier
Thanks for all of the great suggestions - I've got a lot of research to do!  
Recommend me a tube integrated amplifier
I've thought about the tube preamplifier route, but have read about SET magic on the power side - so I'm going 'whole hog'.   
Recommend me a tube integrated amplifier
Wow - had errands to run yesterday afternoon and came back to all these replies!  Thanks for all the great suggestions - I'll be parsing thru these. I get/understand that subs are a high level impedance load to an amp and 'should' not be an issu... 
Recommend me a tube integrated amplifier
Soix  What specific sound characteristics are you looking for? === I'd describe my current sound as very relaxed & open, balanced with vg blacks so there is wonderful tonal texture - smooth. I guess I'm tube curious, esp with posts floatin... 
Recommend me a tube integrated amplifier
Thanks for the recommendations so far. I have been looking at both Audio Note and Icon tube integrateds, but don't see any with pre-outs to drive a sub.  Anyone verify they can be connected speaker level to both speakers and a sub? I ask because... 
Integrated Amp Shopping Decisions
What about the new NAD C3050LE integrated?  Since you have a NAD now you can stay 'in the family' so to say. It's just a smidge over your budget at $1972 new. The MF is a good choice, too, imo.  
How hot is hot when moving from class a/b to to a or tubes?
I have the L-509x and Luxman USA confirmed that the L-509x operates as Class A up to 6 watts, then transitions to A/B.   With high efficiency speakers and modest listening levels, the L-509x likely operates solely in Class A.    
Does your "esoteric" taste in audio also exist in other "things" you own/consume?
Swords, scotch, and steaks.   
Dual mono integrated amps
Musical Fidelity makes/made several dual mono integrateds. Some of the older models have gotten good reviews; Tri-Vista 300, A308, A5  
Integrated amplifier for ATC SCM 19v2
@gerrie Unfortunately I have not heard the m6si500. If I remember correctly, I listened to a MF M8xi at the LA Audio Show back in 2017 paired with some large B&W speakers. Very dynamic. It’s been my experience that some speakers respond wel... 
Integrated amplifier for ATC SCM 19v2
I can't speak to the 19v2, but I did own the 11v2 for a couple of years. They paired well with my Musical Fidelity A5 integrated amp.  I then moved up to the Luxman L-509x and thought the 11v2 was even better primarily for low volume listening be... 
Speakers cause weather changes
ESG cultists will be reading this and getting ideas!  Class A amps are already under attack for contributing to climate warming.  
Blue Note Tone Poet Series
I've been dabbling in the purchase of some of the Blue Note and Tone Poet re-issues to selectively curate some holes in my modest jazz collection. But, I'm skittish as the last two orders have had warps and surface defects.  Blue Note has been co...