@atmasphere Thanks for your input. Do you think your new class D mono blocks would be a good fit for the 16 ohm Altecs? Or should I stick with a tube amplifier for this speaker? I think my current tube amp falls within the parameters you outlined, but it is the only tube amp i have ever owned so i have no reference for judging its performance.
@laaudionut Thanks for the Aric Audio suggestion. I will see what he recommends.
@hoosierinohio I lost my opportunity a few years back to get a Decware product (owner had second thoughts) and now the waiting list is too long for me to wait. It's good to know your experience with the Decware as a good fit for Altecs.
@hiend2 Thanks for the Atma-sphere suggestion, but i am not sure I can find any of his products -even used-that are in my budget.
I appreciate everyone's input since I have no experience with tube amps other than the one I have. I am reluctant to get a SET low wattage amp since I do rotate other less efficient speakers to compare. Currently on rotation are Kef 105 s and Thiels.