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Old 18th February 2006, 04:06 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I am newly converted tube lover, and I am in process of getting rid of my existing speakers and SS amplification.
I believe I have made decision on speakers, PMC FB1+, what remains to be found out is tube amplifier, preferably integrated one.
What I liked so far (immensely) was Korato Ikarus (2XcEI Nis KT90 per channel, rated at 2X50W), and to a degree Raysonic SP-120 and Shanling STP-80.
Considering my sound preference, what else should I audition?
My dilemma is if I can find an amplifier that will be of sonic characteristics of Korato Ikarus but for less $ (Korato Ikarus goes for 4K Canadian listed in Toronto, can be obtained for 3100 Canadian), or something better for the same $.
One concern I have with Korato Ikarus is quality of workmanship and issues with quality of EI Nis KT-90 (apparently there is a high rate of failure?). Are these concerns valid?
I am yet to hear Prima Luna Prologue II (pair of KT-88 in output per channel, 2X40W) and Cary Audio SLI-80 (pair of 6550 in output per channel, 2X80W).
Any thoughts on these?
And does anyone know if these can use EI Nis KT-90?
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Old 18th February 2006, 04:19 PM   #2
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You don't have to spend that kind of money to get quality KT88 push-pull power. Contact me off-list. I may have something you'll like. I'm a little over an hour's drive NW of TO.
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Sasha,

You should check your emai from area31. A time sensitive super deal is slipping away.
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Hey Rob,
Nice shot of your stereo SET flea power amp!

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Old 20th February 2006, 05:04 AM   #5
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Hey Rob,
Nice shot of your stereo SET flea power amp!

-Chris

Thanx Chris! It is a shame the avatar allotment here isn't 150x150 pixels rather than just 75 x 75. Hard to show anything well enough to tell what it is!

FY('all)I, this is a just recently conceived and quickly exectuted, all DC heat, all DHT, 1619 triode in, interstage xfmer driven class A2 809 triode out ultrapath and parafeed SET stereo amplifier. Output is 3 glorious watts per channel. To borrow a trademark. "I'm lovin' it!"
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