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Considering getting a tube amp .... Want to help ?

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by downsize, Jul 31, 2010.
  1. downsize
    Every person has a different opinion .... everyone hears it differently ..... But I still can use some help.
    I have been a solid state guy all of my life, and am now considering going with a tube amp, but AM NOT willing to give up my treble and bass extension, or my resolution.
    Soooo, I need a tube amp under $2000 that will not have too much of the tubey sound that makes speed metal and rock sound compressed ....
    So far, I am thinking of WA6 SE or WA2 fully loaded .... What am I missing, and thanks !
  2. KingStyles Contributor
    With that description, I would put the Eddie Current Zana Deux se on your list.
  3. Uncle Erik Contributor
    Last I checked, there was a Zana Deux in the For Sale Forum going around $1,700. I'd put that high on your list. It doesn't sound "tubey" and is lightning fast - much like a solid state amp, but just smooth enough to remind you that you're analog. Everything else I've heard (save for some high-end customs you'd have to DIY if you wanted) lets a lot more tube character through. It's one of the best amps out there and will power anything but the K-1000. Not a failing - the K-1000 was engineered to run off a speaker power amp producing 8W of power or more.

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