I'm quite new to headphone world (while experimented in hifi), and want to go for a tube amp for a HD650.
Reading this forum a lot, I started to select one, and then basically choose:
- Schiit Lyr,
- Woo WA3,
- Woo WA6 (or WA6-SE),
- eventually Ray Samuel Raptor but quite expensive...
Going further, I however discovered that all those amps share a common characteristic : they all come with tubes that appear ouside of the box.
While I don't discuss the aesthetic thing, and agree appearing tubes are awesome, my home comes with 4 childrens (all boys !), and with them come a lot of "dynamism" in the house not really suitable with fragiles and high-voltaged things such as tubes.
So.... I am looking for a solution which protects the children from the tubes, and the tubes from children :).
I then contacted all above manufacturers, but unfortunately none of them do provide their amps with a cage.
Then I don't know what to buy anymore...
I tried to look for some "protected" amps, and found some of them, but unfortunately they all were too much expensive :
- ear tube amp : ~4000€,
- audiovalve mkv : ~2000€,
Do any of you know a tube amp which comes with the following characteristics :
- good sound and built quality,
- tubes either inside the box, either protected by a cage.
Thanks a lot for your kind help,