Valve amp reviews

Deanmlee

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Hi
I have been a subscriber to What Hi-Fi since I can’t remember! Love the reviews and content.
I recently posted on the forum about Valve amps and realised that I asked because there was very little information / content in the magazine. I would love to see a Valve amp special and maybe some more content going forwards.
On a slightly different subject but related to the slightly retro theme.. would love to see more comparisons on older equipment. I have an old Cambridge Audio P55 intega how would something of this vintage compare to a new similar amp? You did run some features, so more please.
Thanks
Dean
 
The issue with valve amps is they are so changeable and flexible with the ability in most cases to change valve type so when comparing to other amps its a bit like comparing apple's and pears
 

Tinman1952

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You'll need to read other publications for valve amp reviews I found.
Yeah. Ken Kessler at Hi Fi News is a fan and does some reviews…but they are always Uber expensive!
Some complementary reviews on YouTube of cheaper Chinese valve amps.
Ive been tempted by a few…..🤔
 
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Deanmlee

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Yeah. Ken Kessler at Hi Fi News is a fan and does some reviews…but they are always Uber expensive!
Some complementary reviews on YouTube of cheaper Chinese valve amps.
Ive been tempted by a few…..🤔
I’ve checked out some reviews I am tempted with the Willsenton R8 for the money and would use it as an alternative to my main system. Would love to see a super test or similar in a future issue
 

Gray

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HFN reviewed this one for you today Dean:
On a brief scan, I didn't see the price - which is probably just as well.
 

Tinman1952

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HFN reviewed this one for you today Dean:
On a brief scan, I didn't see the price - which is probably just as well.
£14,998 I think….😳 Too rich for me….
 
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I’ve checked out some reviews I am tempted with the Willsenton R8 for the money and would use it as an alternative to my main system. Would love to see a super test or similar in a future issue
seems to have good reviews as do some by Ming Da but I know little about Chinese amps so tend to stick to home grown varieties
 

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