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May 24, 2020
I remember once considering a purchase of an Audio Research power amplifier in excess of three thousand dollars. I was looking at a VT100, I think, and I was also looking at a 100.2. The VT100 was a tube monster. The 100.2 was solid state. I was using a tubed pre-amp at the time, also an Audio Research, their LS16. After living with both amplifiers for three months I determined that I couldn’t hear a SIGNIFICANT difference between them. The tube amp, weighed a ton, had a fan, and was so big I had no shelf large enough for it.