Ended up hanging out with a bunch of friends today (gorgeous 86 degrees) and we ended up at one of the girls parent's house, who ended up having some really nice looking diy speakers, floorstander box type, with a ribbon tweeter, and there were large tube amps connected to the rig. They were actually pretty large. Didn't see a logo on any of it. I did see the rack had really nice vinyl setup and an old school looking Marantz preamp. We were there for maybe about 20 minutes, had some shots, and then left.
They were playing country music but I definitely did lend an ear. The amps had several of those black treasure tubes, I've seen them in pics.
It sounded alright. Pretty spacious and lush, almost overly so. But I kept thinking about my rig at home and how I definitely prefered the sound of my modded maggies with the modded tripath. There was something almost sloppy about the sound of the other system. Might have been the room. Couldn't quite put my finger on it but I wasn't there long enough.
If might have been biamped because there was another set of smaller tube amps there up top. Thank god they have air conditioning.
Anyway, yay, Ncores soon.