I'm diggin' my new Project Sunrise II Amp!
Upon the recommendation of geetarman49 and chinook9, I recently bought a Project Sunrise II tube-hybrid amp from 'garage1217 <dot> com'. Setting bias is so easy and a DMM is not necessary. All you do is turn a couple of screws while watching 2 LEDs. It's compatible with over 80 tubes - both 6 and 12 volt tubes. Output impedance is adjustable for 5 and 68 ohms via 2 jumpers accessible on the sides. It has a laser cut clear acrylic (?) top so you can see all the components and the "light show." Three RGB LEDs under the tube are adjustable for any color you like. I have mine currently set for violet. The input caps can be bypassed, if desired.
What about the sound?! Two words: Phenomenal Fidelity. The detail from bottom bass to top treble notes is excellent. The mids are creamy smooth and lush. Bottom Line: I like. Very much.
It sells for $199 in kit form or fully assembled with warranty for $249. I think it's a steal. I like it so much I bought 2 more I'm sending to my son and my brother. They are in for a sweet surprise and beautiful tunes.
EDIT: A friend from "across the pond" asked me how this amp sounds with my LCD2's. Short answer: Excellent. Plenty of headroom. And, believe it or not, my DBV #3's sound almost as good as my LCD2's. IMO, YMMV, etc., just sayin'.
Project Sunrise II - Left side
Edited by bluemonkeyflyer - 1/2/13 at 10:04pm