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This is an Single-ended triode amplifier.  If you are used to solid state, there is a big difference.  I happen to love SET, but some people prefer the new breed of solid state headphone amps with transistor output stages. 

 

Owned a couple tube amps but no SET. I would like to hear more about the difference's though. How is it on clipping?


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Owned a couple tube amps but no SET. I would like to hear more about the difference's though. How is it on clipping?

I'm not a good source of information, as the solid state amps I heard at RMAF were fatiguing from the moment I put the headphones on.  For tubes, I would go with OTL or SET headphone amps. The Stratus is detailed, well.balanced and refined.  

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Any Grado RS1i or PS1000 users here? Is the Stratus a good pairing? Seems to output more than enough power with a low output impedance. 

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Originally Posted by Frihed89 View Post
 

I'm not a good source of information, as the solid state amps I heard at RMAF were fatiguing from the moment I put the headphones on.  For tubes, I would go with OTL or SET headphone amps. The Stratus is detailed, well.balanced and refined.  

 

To be honest, I'm looking for an amp to settle with. I have a very nice spot picked out for the Stratus. It's in a corner, well protected by my chaise lounge right next to my pc setup.. It will be blocked in so child and pet proof. I have a 1/4 inch steel plate stand I'm prepping to paint so I'm quite sure it's all going to be copasetic together. At least for me that is.

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Anyone thinking about selling their Stratus? If so, let me know

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How many of these are in the wild? Any chance there's one in New England? Would love to give it a listen.

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