"In conclusion, the results of this project support the idea that so many audiophiles assert: tube based analog amplification technology is superior to transistor based digital sound reproduction. Even though analog technology is older, easier to break, and more expensive it excels where digital fails. This stark difference is due to the physic al nature of a tube and diode compared to a semi conductor transistor. Tubes overload with voltage in a way that is pleasing to the human ear. Transistors on the other hand amplify a signal similarly but the output sound quality is noisier and choppy due to the wave being distorted in a detrimental way that sounds unatural." Source: Steven C. Campbell 5490829, Eastern Kentucky University https://encompass.eku.edu/honors_theses/330/ Any thoughts or links to resources that conclude the opposite?