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Which vintage 'budget' amps generally sound the best across the board??
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Paul Rigby follows his guide to vintage turntables with a look at some of the old-school amps that will bring out the best in your records. The biggest mistake you can make about hi-fi is believing that new is always best. That all hi-fi aged by more than a few years is past it and worthless and not even worth plugging in, never mind using. This is just not so.
So, prepare to put up your dukes. First, we prefer products made by a major manufacturer, meaning that you can still get repairs or, at least, parts. That said, there are a few exceptions on the list. Also, we favor products that work well with other equipment and are somewhat universal in nature. And a product must be a bonafide audio component. No movie theater rejects, thank you.
Discussion in ' Audio Hardware ' started by audio , Aug 27, Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. What is the best "budget" vintage tube amplifier???