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The Valve Amp Thread

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Infiniteloop

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chebby said:
I am still a little bit intrigued by the new Quad VA-One that will be launched later in the year ..

http://www.whathifi.com/news/quad-launches-va-one-valve-amplifier

... but £1400 still seems a lot of money - especially considering I would probably need to change my 90dB speakers for something around 93 - 96dB because of the low power output of 12 Wpc!

I'll see if I can get a home demo when it eventually gets to the shops.
You'd be surprised how far 12W will go. I used to drive a pair of 86dB Sonus Fabers with 14W very satisfactorily.

I'd hook your 90dB speakers up to it first on a demo to see if you like it.

I don't think £1400 is all that bad considering you're getting a decent DAC as well.
 

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chebby said:
I am still a little bit intrigued by the new Quad VA-One that will be launched later in the year ..

http://www.whathifi.com/news/quad-launches-va-one-valve-amplifier

... but £1400 still seems a lot of money - especially considering I would probably need to change my 90dB speakers for something around 93 - 96dB because of the low power output of 12 Wpc!

I'll see if I can get a home demo when it eventually gets to the shops.
Do let us know if you do. Always had a thing for Quad. You might find speakers are fine anyway. My amp drives my 89dB ones just fine and its 25 watt.

EDIT: Posted before Infiniteloop's comment was seen.

With DAC and AptX that's not a bad price.
 

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