Tube amplifiers (23 HD photos)
A valve amplifier is like the old flame you swear you will never go back to, until one day the past invades the present.
Listening to valve amplifiers produces an indefinable feeling of well-being, which is both emotional and physical: the illusion of presence, of space and especially sound stage depth is so real, so palpable, that it cannot just be an illusion. Harmonic richness gives the sound a body, which to use a wine critic's jargon one can almost 'chew'. Valves 'taste' of fresh fruit: plums, with an exotic touch of cinnamon, rounded tannins…
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