ODS123 Posted November 4, 2018 Author Share Posted November 4, 2018 Yes, to chris A and Zen Traveler, I agree that tube amplifiers that are NOT engineered to be linear will sound different from amps that are. But some Tube amp are quite linear. For example, McIntosh tube amplifiers are so linear that distinguishing them from SS amps would be near impossible. People who are new to this hobby should know that when tube amps sound different than S/S, it's not because they "do a better job of revealing the true warmth of the music" (as suggested by tube fans), but rather it's simply distortion. ..Distortion that did not exist in the original source but rather was added by a non-linear amplifier. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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