Anyone drive Verity Audio Parsifal Encores with tubes?

I currently drive these speakers with an Ayre VX-5 twenty amplifier and while the low end is very good, I know it can be better.  Also looking to add more transparency and body to the soundstage and images.  My preamp is the very capable Ayre K-1xe.  Perhaps a more powerful solid state amp would also give me some of the aforementioned qualities so I'm open to recommendations there as well.  Just curious if tube amplifiers could drive these speakers well too.  Budget under $10K preferably.
I realize that I was asking about tube amps and am still interested in them but I had an opportunity to pick up a Pass X350.5 and pulled the trigger.  I am waiting for it to arrive and will report back my impressions.
consider also an Ayre VX-R Twenty, but congrats on the Pass, an excellent amp I have heard many times

Hi JC4659,

Please do let us know how your Pass works with the Verity’s.   I am in the process of pulling the trigger on the Otello’s and considering the INT 250 or Boulder.
To all:  I am very interested in other amp recommendations.  I am looking for a warm, holographic, imaging tube like sound..   

It works very well with the Parsifals.  The bass digs deep with great control and grip. The highs and mids are beautiful, the soundstage is wide and deep, and images clearly delineated but with slightly rounded edges. The only drawback is the Pass 350.5 is a beast. Good luck with whichever amp you end up with.


If you're looking to stick with an integrated with the Otello's and want a tube like sound you might want to consider the Hybrid integrated amps from Modwright and Aesthetix.