Hi Skunkie! Thanks for sharing your videos and general thoughts. I’m a speaker builder for many years and enjoy all sorts of designs including open baffle, bass reflex and sealed. I also own Klipsch Heresy’s that have historical relevance to me (bought them with my dad who passed away - I’ll keep them forever) and NHT’s that fit perfectly on my shelf, did not break the bank and sound good enough. Your speaker projects were fun to watch and your comments were appreciated.
I’m also a tube amp lover and have a few. Cary Audio, Cayin, Musical Paradise and my latest purchase, a Dennis Had Inspire running G807 tubes that all live in my home. None sound perfect but I enjoy listening to them all and rolling tubes to get different sounds. I’m blessed to have them and enjoy them all regardless of price.
I was going to buy a Decware but decided not to wait so long for it to arrive. I nearly bought a Willsenton but didn’t want such a huge and heavy amp. It was super interesting to watch your reviews and hear your unbiased comments. I believe every one of us who buys a tube amp knows they are not getting something that measures perfectly. I guess we are looking for a ‘warm’ or ‘liquid’ sound and find it in these amps that roll the treble a bit and offer a slightly boosted midrange (either upper or lower). Truth is, I prefer all of my tube amps to the one solid state I have, a Marantz receiver - which probably measures better but sounds slightly veiled, grainy and flat to me.
Your videos are fun to watch and the drama that ensues is also great fun to witness. Thanks for holding manufacturers accountable for the decisions they make. I suppose they try their best to build products for specific markets - but why shouldn’t they try harder and do better? People like you who give unbiased reviews (unlike other reviewers who offer links to sell the products they rave about) are in the line of fire. Your thoughtful constructive criticism should be welcomed, IMHO.
Thanks for putting the time in to make your videos. It’s very much appreciated. And more importantly, thanks for taking it on the chin for all of us!