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Old 02-15-2008   #16
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Default Re: Amps for dummies

Originally Posted by TheMoose View Post
Are tubes good for 7.1 (or whatever .1) or are they more for 2 channel audio?
Also do tube amps require tube pre/pros or can they be used with SS or my receiver?
Well, I've heard them in 5.1 channels with all Manley mono's, but by the end of the day the room was so hot it was intolerable.

Tubes can be mixed and matched with SS, most people would err on the tube pre, SS amp as the tubes last much longer in a pre than power amp.
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