SuperBAF Cheap Tube Amp Guide ~$1200 or less

Discussion in 'Amplifiers and Combo (DAC/Amp) Units' started by Marvey, Sep 13, 2016.

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    I listened to Mainline at a mini meet a week ago. It could not keep up with ZD/ZDS/DNA Stratus/Liquid Gold and a $2100 level made-in-China tube (6as7g/6080) amp. But all the other amps are also more expensive than the Mainline. The attendants at the meet as a group thought the Mainline was far from TOTL amp status.
     
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    Thanks for the input, @TomNC! I was most attracted to the Mainline due to the DIY aspect, but price was also a consideration. I guess I'll have to keep saving until I can afford one of the higher end tube amps.
     
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    You're right. Old habits die hard. FTFY.
     
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    Anyone have a listen to the Decware CSP3? Its around $1300 so a bit more than the limit but it looks pretty nice and Decware seems to be well liked. Don't hear much about them around here though.

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