- Jun 16, 2015
I've had somewhat of an epiphany this afternoon.
Tubes aren't necessarily a case of "better" or "worse", (as in audio this is all subjective).
What they do is give us choice.
They can be altered to suit the music, the mood or the headphones (and I guess any other part of the chain)
They can be used instead of an (inferior IMO) graphic equaliser to tailor the sound.
I can pop in the stock drivers and be listening to Lou Reed in a small bar, or I can swap them for the EL3Ns and I'm in a stadium!
You're hooked on tubes now. They will fascinate you and before you know it, you're scouting eBay for more tubes.
In the wild west, they say 'Have guns will travel'. Here in vintage land, it's 'Have tube amps will roll'.