I think the tube thing is a myth. Before I got mine I read a pro review of someone greatly preferring ss amps for them. He said the transient response was much better along with deeper much tighter bass. After trying both, I would agree. My vintage tube amp has a very pleasing tonality which I love with the cornwalls. But the bass has a bit too much bloom and lacking a bit of extension. And they don't sound as fast as they do with either of my ss amps.
But I do understand why some people swear by tubes with them though. One reason is the lushness and holographic mids they provide, the other reason is the fact they really don't need but about 5 watts to really sing. But a good warm ss amp kind of give you the best of both worlds.
But there's no denying my 9090db is over kill since it don't give me a lot of headroom on the volume pot. But the combo just sounds sublime.
Edited by moodyrn - 7/13/13 at 11:42am