- Aug 10, 2019
Until recently, valve amplification seemed pretty pointless to me. Why would anybody want ancient technology at the heart of their hi-fi system? £1,000 and all one gets is 10watts per channel? It sounded ridiculous - until I stumbled across a certain website. This site claimed to sell valve amps that were the pinacle of high fedility audio. The sound-bite "Way way better than any solid-state amplifier from £100 to £100,000, or you're money back" was hanged at the top of every page. Now, I'm not sure, but these amps were just under £800 and they we're claiming that this ancient technology would superceed nearly every solid-state amplifier. I'm not quite sure Rotel would approve! Could this, in any way, be true? Has anybody had experience with valve amplifiers, and are they any good? If they are this good, then where is the queue?!? Are the fat-man amps this good?