Category Archives: Vacuum tubes

Me versus stores

When you walk into an audio store demo room you can see all their speakers lined up. With me it’s completely different. When you walk in you see only one pair of speakers in my demo/living room. Here’s a problem — I find that even people who visit … Continue reading

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An amp for every taste

About the Amplifier Shootout This will be an ongoing event until I run out of amps. I need to warn you that it is not a scientific test – mileage will vary with taste. For instance I have found that … Continue reading

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Quest for perfection (or something like)

“… but the highs are missing a little bit of sparkle.” That is an actual quote from an owner’s evaluation of Tung Sol 6550 tubes posted on Upscale Audio’s website. But not to worry, as the writer continues “However the … Continue reading

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A new owner’s odyssey with the Vincent Audio SP331MK power amplifier

My customer picked up his new SP331MK last Saturday. The SP331MK is a 150 watts per channel power amplifier “Editors’ Choice Award” 2012 – The Absolute Sound Magazine, retailing at $2399. He is using a Vincent Audio SA-T1 tube preamplifier. Over a period of five … Continue reading

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First listen Vincent Audio SV 237

Though only broken in for two days, and at low volume, for me the SV 237 already fulfills the promise of its hybrid design – tube sound and solid state power. Even though my bel canto design ref 500m mono … Continue reading

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The Vincent Audio SV237 integrated amplifier is coming in July

I have received word from the US importer that the new Vincent Audio SV237 is due in the USA around the end of June/beginning of July. The retail price will be $2399.95. As the SV237 will also be available on … Continue reading

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Vincent Audio replaces SV-236MKII Integrated amplifier

It came as real surprise that the highly reviewed SV-236MKII integrated amplifier has been discontinued. I have never carried this one despite the many excellent reviews and its selection a Editor’s Choice by The Absolute Sound. Recently however a customer … Continue reading

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