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. 


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. 



@rcprince premier 3 is a preamp. premier 4 and 5 are power amps, stereo 100WPC and mono 200w, respectively. i heard that the premier 4 runs the tubes riht at the edge and eats em alive. 

tubes4hifi AKA vta 125W mono amps. 

conrad johnson MV75 factory upgraded

mcintosh 275 of course

conrad johnson premier 1B

i do not have any personal experience with these, but a while back i read every conversation i could find about several families of power amps. 

give this a read: