Hello. I'm a hi-fi neophyte and this is my first post. I'm curious to hear more experienced AudioCircle members' opinions on solid state power amplifiers as compared to tubed amplifiers.
I'm posting on this thread because, just this week, I received an AVA Synergy 300. It sounds great! However, I'm curious to know what more I might get out of, say, an AVA Ultravalve amp. Reading this forum after placing my order, I discovered: 1) tube amps don't require as much maintenance as I'd feared 2) the audiophile community favors them heavily over SS. It's hard to know whether I've made the "right" decision without the ability to compare amps in person, so I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on the matter. My apologize if this question belongs on another thread.
(For references, my setup is: Oppo 93 BDP to AVA EC Vision preamp/DAC to Synergy 300 to Salk STs. I will use this for music (CDs, DVD-As, SACDs, mostly "popular") and HT, in conjunction with a projector.)