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I was wondering if there are any "cheap tube amps" that play well with the Cornwall III?

 

Main goal:

1. They give great fun sound,

2, Does not hizz or hum when not playing.. A quiet amp.

 

And, if it comes with XLRs, even better.

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you have lots of options. refurbished dynaco st70s, the jolida gear that is practically everywhere to the horde of chinese made knock off tube amps, some of which aren't half bad

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I recommend going through all the threads in the Talkin' Tubes section of the forum as you will find an abundance of information to consider.  Also, if you post your question there you are likely to get the input of the forum "tube heads."  When you do, a dollar amount for your budget will be helpful as will a detailed description of your listening requirements:  room size, listening level, type of music, how close to the speakers you sit when listening, etc.  Your location would be helpful as well since there may be someone in your area who can give you a demo.

 

Maynard

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Finding what you want in a true balanced circuit (XLR) will be difficult. 

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My advise is that you get a good tube amp from the get go. You will thank yourself latter, and save money in the long run. Been there done that.  

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//////  Check the garage sale - Justin Weber AmpsandSound amp just up for sale --$475. Hard to go wrong here --

If I wasn't sitting here looking at 7 or 8 amps already I'd buy it myself. 

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55 minutes ago, richieb said:

 

//////  Check the garage sale - Justin Weber AmpsandSound amp just up for sale --$475. Hard to go wrong here --

If I wasn't sitting here looking at 7 or 8 amps already I'd buy it myself. 

I was about to recommend the same amp.

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I would not wait... that amp at that price will not last long.

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8 minutes ago, Schu said:

I would not wait... that amp at that price will not last long.

Agree.  Especially shipped.

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24 minutes ago, John Albright said:

 

Is that a transistor hybrid?  It doesn't say. 

I wondered that as well.  It states 38 watts per side. That wattage sounds kinda like its tube generated and it appears to have preamp tubes as well as power tubes. It also has a cooling fan on the back of it though, which is rare for a tube amp.   a bit of a mystery. 

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Hybrid, transistor power amp section with tube buffer.

Is that a transistor hybrid?  It doesn't say. 







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"Is that a transistor hybrid?"

 

Generally speaking, it means a solid-state output stage with a tube front-end.

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"Is that a transistor hybrid?"








 




Yes.



Generally speaking, it means a solid-state output stage with a tube front-end.







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Cheap is a relative description so it depends on your budget. I run an earlier version of this amp http://www.decware.com/newsite/SE34I.htm with my '84 Cornwalls and I love the combo. I swap other speakers in and out but always come back to my Cornies. If you call Decware up directly I think you can get XLRs added to the circuit.

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