Guys, the Q701 is arriving tomorrow so now I need to be serious about looking for a amp.
After reading so many threads I am confused by the conflicting opinions. Theoretically Q701 ( Zin =62 ohm) should be driven by a low output impedance amp. So most likely a SS or hybrid amp with SS output. It will also work well with tube amps that are Transformer coupled at the output ( expensive like the Woo 6)
However some seem to indicate it will work well with some OTL which is strange to me because most OTL have fairly high output impedance. For example Shiit Valhalla . Another popular example is LD Mk3 but with gain setting at X5 or X10. Maybe this is because the gain setting in the LD Mk3 is actually adjusting the amount of feedback so in a sense also adjusts the amps output impedance?
My question is whether i'ts worth a shot at the LD MK3 ? or better go with a safer bet like LD I+ or used EF5 or some other hybrid amps .
EF5 is fine, good pace and slightwarm....LDmk3 is cooler, thinner sounding....LDMk4SE is a more powerful expansive sounding amp...the LYR is high energy, warmer than the rest. Of these amp, i would go for the mk4se. This is to my taste, and the sound i gotten from my mix of gears. :P