Solid State or Tubes: what do you have?

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  1. JeremySt

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    Which do you own, and in what kind of system?
    2 channel, or Home theater.

    I have solid state, Home Theater.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

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    I now have an almost solid-state 5.1-channel home theater--but we can't rightly call a direct-view, CRT-based display "solid state," can we? [​IMG]
    I used to be into two-channel audio, and I wasted money on overpriced vacuum tube-based gear from Audio Research and conrad-johnson. Then I woke to the truth and saw through the high-end shell game promulgated by the likes of The Abso!ute Sound magazine.
    Here's to integrity, honesty, and value--in other words, here's to home theater.
     
  3. Andrew_Sch

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    Um, I have no idea what we're talking about here. Someone please explain.:b
     
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  5. Jan H

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    Solid-state all the way. An Enlightened Audio PowerMaster 1000 (200X5) is all I'll ever need. Warm and rich sounding, with plenty of transient capability.
     
  6. DanaA

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    Solid state here also. Jan ,if you happen to read this, is EAD still around? I wanted to hear one of their pre/pros, but can't find any dealers, at least up here in Northern California. I do visit my dad in Pacific Palisades a lot. I heard they had sweet 2 channel sound, but also that they were having some ownership changes.
     
  7. Jan H

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    Yes Dana, EAD still exists, but I believe they were bought out by a larger tech company (forget the name off-hand). Their pre/pros are indeed still outstanding (will buy one someday when I get enough scratch saved up), and they are among the best-sounding in two-channel. Audition the Ovation if you get the chance, or if you have the dough, try the Signature 8. JH
     
  8. DanaA

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    Thanks Jan. I'll look for a dealer up here. Two are listed, but I haven't been able to get a hold of them. While most do a great job on HT, few have the rep of doing a wonderful job on 2 channel as well. I'm very intrigued by EAD's rep of having a beautifully musical, articulate 2 channel sound. Sorry to everyone else for going off topic. I'll stop now.[​IMG]
     
  9. Lee Scoggins

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    Two Channel Audio driven by Audio Research and it sounds great!
    When two channel is this, it is just as good as surround sound because it creates a wide 3-D soundfield. [​IMG]
    Working on receiver for surround sound with my video setup.
     
  10. John Sturge

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    I have mostly tubes now, but I'm still running solid state in my home theater setup. However, with the upcoming purchase of new tube amplifiers I hope to phase solid state amplifiers out of my setup. I love tubes.
     
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    Solid State Two Channel
     

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