Do expensive hybrid amps exist? Do I need one?
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Hi! I'm looking for an amp with will give my HD800s soul with female vocals and electronic dance music.
I've been looking at the MKVI+ amp because it's supposed to far outperform it's price range but I've been told that since my music is a mix of classical, vocal, and electronic/house/dance music among other things(all in one song) I should buy a hybrid amp to handle the fast pace aspects of it while maintaining tube qualities.
Here is a small example of something I might listen to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AGDBn2Tq2w
 
The problem with that is I see lots of hybrid amps in the $100-$500 range but nothing in the $1000-$1500 range which what I'm aiming at.
 
I want to buy once and buy right, I don't want to cheap out.
 
Does anyone know if hybrid amps even exist passed the $1000 mark?
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Price isn't always in regards to performance. Lyr2 by Schiit is supposed to be in the arena with amps twice its price and it's $500. Don't throw away your money, use it wisely! Or if you're going to buy stuff just cause of the price, start looking at us Budget-fi members during the holidays!
 
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I know that price isn't always an indicator of performance. Hence why I'm looking at the MKVI+ instead of the WA22. But I'm looking for top end performance and I find it hard to believe a $500 amp can handle it, even if the lyr2 was in the arena with amps twice it's price it would still be a $1000 amp. The MKVI+ tube amp is $770 and performs as well as amps 3-5 times its price, stated to me from multiple owners. It's not my style to buy cheap and end up upgrading to something better later. I want to buy once and buy right.
 
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