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i was told that usually the horn design with high sensitivity will get better sound from a tube amplifier(i have denon 3801 now). my RB-5 is 96db. so i also plan to get a tube for it. but really know nothing about the tube. i know RB-5 is not so hifi speaker such as klipschhorn. is it a good idea to upgrade to a tube? any proposals here? how many W is good for RB-5? 10?20?30?

my budget is under 1000. and i prefer a intergrated one.

it was said that you have to change the tubes when it's life ends. so i am not sure whether it is a good idea to buy some second hand tube from ebay? and how long a tube will works?(average)

i know my question maybe is too basic to answer. but anyway thanks in advance.

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We have been beating this subject to death over the last several weeks.

Use the 'search' utility here on the site and search on the words - tube tubes triode superamp jolida ASL

To give good advice we need more info from you:

what speakers do you use

what music do you listen to

how loud do you want it to go

how much are you willing to spend



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I agree with deang's suggestions regarding tube amps do a search on the forums for lots of detailed info. Jolida makes a few nice integrated for not too many $$ as well as Antique Sound Labs, athough another learned board member has recently cautioned about the reliability of some ASL products.

Good luck on your quest!

This message has been edited by edster00 on 02-27-2002 at 06:47 AM

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