Lush and Romantic Tube Amps

Hi All -

I am on a quest for a lush, warm and romantic tube amp. Ideally, it should be 75 watts and upwards. I’m in a large room and my speakers are 87.5 sensitivity and 8 ohm. The room is large. 

The system:

LTA preamp 

Innuous Zenith music server 

Merason Dac 1 

Cardas Clear cables 


Suggestions are welcomed. 


Having 40 years in Audio I speak by experience.

by far the best value as well as quality are the hand built SET 300 B amplifiers 

by Vacuum tube Engineer,designer Radu Tarta . You would have to spend 3-4x 

as much $$ money to = his build quality ,and sound ,His Great amps start around $6k  using the Excellent Lundahl transformers,and chokes ,and side panels  and top plates he has custom built to any standard ,and powder coated  with beautiful solid wood front and side panels. 

If you had a sensitive speaker like a Spatial audio , or Klipsch Lascala 1 watt would be plenty at over 104 db efficiency.

Ozzy--the Rennaissance amps use 300B tubes, a lot different sound than the PA10/100s..

@bluethinker @kota1 i recommend stay away the bob carver company. a while back they got buted out bad with the  275 claiming to be 75WPC with 15W output transformers. ASR, AK and klipsch forum all had covered this and discussed it at length. 

that imediately came to mind after reading a few posts. 

illl put some thought into giving u a good answer. 


happy listening and all the best, buddy.