Matching up a new system in Technical/Modifications Posted May 7, 2010 " would like to learn more about how khorns respond to tube amps. I don't know if tubes are really "better" or just "different"." The term "better" is in the ears of the beholder, but I can tell you from personal experience (and opinion) that K-horns are simply incredible with tube amps! To my ears the tubes create a smoothness of sound which can not be duplicated with solid state amplifiers. If you're not into extremely potent low bass, a triode amp would be amazing. Given the incredible efficiency of the speakers, even 1 watt per channel is more than enough unless you're into ear shattering sound pressure levels. Perhaps you can locate someone in your area who can bring over some tube amps for demo.