Well, I've been listening and tweaking for a week or two. I like this amp! It's not bad with the 87db AR2ax'. Seems to begin to run out of steam above 85db in an ~23x26 room, listening ~10ft from speakers. I try to listen at 80db tops, so this isn't bad. I prefer the 274B rectifier over the 5AR4 even though the latter is 12wpc vs. 10wpc with 274B. Nicer sound.
Curiously, I'm ending up running the stock EH tubes in my Cary SLP-05 pre. Preferring them over some nice Sylvania Chrome Dome NOS tubes that I liked with my C-J amp.
I'm sure I'll try the EL34's at some point as I can just swap them in to take the place of the KT150's.
Anyway, I am still interested in the single driver path. So, recommendations!
I'm partial to monitors and like the size of the Super 6 Monitor. Thought the Super 5 has better bass response according to the website specs. Louis, you're raving about the RS5 driver. Is that what makes the difference, or is there something about the specs that I should consider, eg, Super 6 says down to 55Hz but 45 in room while the Super 5 only says 45.
It seems there is much talk about Alnico based drivers being superior to Ferrite, but the RS5 is the latter and the driver in the Super 6 is the former.
Bigger drivers on the horizon? How will these fit in the line up in terms of performance? Many people here seem to be opting for the smaller drivers.
Just putting some thoughts out there and would appreciate understanding more about your designs.
My room is ~23x26x9 and listening position is ~10ft. I have a pair of Rythmik FS12 subs. These are fast as subs go, probably not as fast as your new ones though.
Thank you........ Peter