I would find it tough to live with a non-SET amp right now. I've had a variety of amps to choose from in the past few months: solid state class A, class AB, tube OTL, and this little 1626-based amp. It's not even close in my system--with my biases and preferences
. And it was only $525, including shipping. I would like to hear my old 6B4G amp again, just to compare that and the Darling. I'd also like to hear a 45 SET amp too, but then there are a lot of things I'd like
Enjoying Gebhard Ullmann's Die Blaue Nixie
on CD right now (weirdo "chamber jazz"). I'm hearing everything again for the first time. Love that experience!
I liked Louis's speakers before and recognized that my Omegas were fine transducers. But now I'm hearing everything as a revelation.