Any cheaper, full tube amps out there? Speakers are fairy efficient (Dali Zensor 3). Just interested to try something like that Lets say the budget is 200-300 US
Have you considered DarkVoice 336SE? It’s usually on Drop for 200$ (free shipping in the US). You might wanna upgrade the tubes tho, since you’re going into tubes, and it’ll easily be in the budget.
thats a headphone amp, right-?
Oh snap. Guess no sleeping tonight tricked me, sorry, I didn’t pay enough attention to the title.
No worries Darkvoice would be on my shopinglist anyway if i had some high ohm dynamic cans but not atm, only planars in my house atm
If you find a good cheap tube amp, let me know — I’d love to find one to go with my Zensor 7s!
Good to find another DALI user too!
Not sure how loud you want to go, but I got the APPJ 6J1 6P1 Mini Vacuum Tube Amplifier off Massdrop, and it sounds really nice. Only 3W per channel, so you’ll need really efficient sepakers to get loud, but does fine for nearfield.
I have this as well! No complaints for ~$100. Only amp I have compared it to is SMSL AD18. Noticeable difference, very nice.
Looks like an interesting little thing. Thanks! Have you done any tube rolling as well?
The tube options are pretty limited, as there isn’t much cross-compatability with other tube types. You’re pretty much stuck with what they gave you. They do sound good though.
Just to make sure we’re talking about the same amp, I’m talking about this one.
APPJ mini2013 6J1+6P1 ( Original miniwatt) Mini tube Amplifier black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JSNLT28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_6mImDbQ72EGZ8