Questions about Tube Amps

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff Braun, Aug 17, 2002.

  1. Jeff Braun

    Jeff Braun Auditioning

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    I've heard a lot about tube amps, both on this forum and elsewhere. However, there are some questions I still have about tubes, that I can't seem to find the answers to:

    1. With a tube setup, do people use tube amps to drive their subwoofers?

    2. I enjoy listening to stereo sound using all 5.1 speakers in my system. Do there exist 5 channel tube preamps/amps? If not, do some people use a 5 channel preamp, and a tube monoblock on each channel?

    3. Is it possible to combine tubes and solid state in the same system? I've read about using a tube preamp and a solid state amp, since solid state seems to deliver better low-frequency performance. Does this combination work well for most people who try it?

    I've also read about using tube amps to drive the higher frequencies, and solid state to drive the lower ones (not just the sub). Is this a practical/good sounding solution?

    Thanks for the help,
    -Jeff
     
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    Saurav Cinematographer

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