- Nov 29, 2007
Good point. No sarcasm received. I have not auditioned an A1, but I have auditioned a few tube amps while researching which one I was going to purchase. Many amps did not hum. It's just my opinion that persistent hums should be remedied during R&D and not passed on to the customers (while blaming the tubes) at any price point.
To me, the hum is only noticeable when I'm not playing any audio and I jack the volume up past comfortable listening levels with headphones on. I'm not trying to avoid the fact that there is hum, I'm just trying to put it into perspective so people don't think that they'll get more hum than music. Do you, when auditioning tube amps, rotate the volume knob beyond your comfort zone? Again, I'm not trying to discredit you, I'm just curious.