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Old 20th July 2002, 04:15 AM   #11
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More complex is to bi-amp, using a tube amp to drive the mid and upper range and a SS to handle the bass (especially the deeeep heavy duty stuff).
This is the route i have gone... perhaps more complex, but in many ways easier.

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You forgot, tubes look cool. I'm not plugging tubes, I'd never spend all the cash to make a current gain stage with tubes (they cost alot more then a FET). But they look so weird in a really cool way.
My Mac 30's were monos and I had them sitting next to the speakers, left and right. When I really wanted to listen to music, it would be at night with the lights out. You're right, they looked pretty cool with the tubes glowing in the dark, reflecting against the chrome bases. Sort of "retro-tech". Sometimes I miss them.

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Must have been nice feeling!
Relaxing.
What happend to them?

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This is the route i have gone... perhaps more complex, but in many ways easier.

dave
This is to optimize the use of todays technology, probably.
Might be the road for me.
We'll see.
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Gro,

Read back to to my first post. I started to develop a "Bad-Tube-Neurosis", so I sold they about 15 years ago.

You're right though, nothing like falling asleep in the swivel-rocker front of the stereo. I one time fell backwards with the chair to the last line of "Stairway to Heaven", HaHaHa.

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what is that song about,
all talk about it
what is a "stairway to heaven"
is it some kinda religious?
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what is a "stairway to heaven"
is it some kinda religious?
And then there's "Stairway to Gilligan's Island" - same tune, but more meaningful lyrics.

...and they're here
on Gilligan's
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Oops. What I really meant to post is that Grey has mentioned the aphrodisiac effect of little filaments glowing in the dark. Maybe that will help make up your mind.
I'm thinking my next amp may have a few tubes, but they won't actually do anything other than glow.
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And then there's "Stairway to Gilligan's Island" - same tune, but more meaningful lyrics.

...and they're here
on Gilligan's
Island
is Gillighan, and where is his land?
And where is his heaven?
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Old 20th July 2002, 04:18 PM   #20
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What I really meant to post is that Grey has mentioned the aphrodisiac effect of little filaments glowing in the dark.
Soooo... That's what this is all about. Typical engineer, "if a little is good... ".

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