I received the TU-05 late in the afternoon...........
- definitely more desktop amp than portable/transportable amp in sonic character
- very much a modern sounding tube amp. What I mean is in the last ten years or so, there has been a convergence in sound signatures, the best SS and Tube amps sounds remarkably similar
- open and clean sounding, and very accurate of upstream adding very little character to the sonics thus far
- soundstage width is far better than I anticipated
- I would have liked a more dense presentation out of the box but I would imagine with burn in and tube rolling, personal preferences can be accommodated
Overall, I am very happy with this purchase and will continue to listen and just generally enjoy the music emanating from the TU-05
Thanks to Ian for drawing my attention to this amp, and to AnakChan