Looking for a SS amp for Goldenear References

Currently driving the GE Trefs with a Carver Crimson 275. The Carver impedance curve dips below 6 ohms and down to 4ohms. System sounds very good, but I’m curious if an amp better mated to lower impedance would bring out something I’m missing now.


Thanks for suggestions!


Gee, I guess I’m def or something, because I sure thought the Carver sounded great.  Wonder where the Carver haters got all that steam.  I was in the audio business (home audio and commercial sound) in the late 70s and early 80s).  I’ve got a discerning ear and my first foray into tube with Carver is not a disappointment.  Thanks for those that took the time to offer guidance.

I think you should let your ears guide you rather than be concerned about the specs on impedance. The GE Reference, with their built in bass amp are fairly easy to drive.

I have heard them sound great with Line Magnetic SET amps which are less than 50 wpc and sensitive to load.

What do you think is missing?

Thanks jperry.  The impedance curves on the GE Refs drop to almost 4 ohms in the lower frequencies.  My concern is that the Carver may struggle with those low impedances.  Would it affect sound quality on GE’s…not sure.   I have a sub array as well, so I’m probably chasing fairies..I have lots of gear, and another piece wont hurt in my collection…Greatly appreciate your thoughts and suggestions jperry!