Tube or solid state

Do you prefer a tube preamp into a solid state amp or a solid state amp into a tube amp,which is your choice for best sound?


@ dreas:   I ended up with McIntosh's MA352 to "solve" this dilemma. Never looked back.

+1 for the MacIntosh MA352


My set up is solid state amp then tube pre amp. Also to note is my solid state amp is a quality class A amp. Not A/B or class D but true class A. For me the amp is the sound and the tube pre is the sound stage and dynamics.

My PrimaLuna Dialogue HP Integrated with Genelec 12AU7’s and 8 KT150’s has become my holy grail amp. Having been through countless amps over the years, this setup is Nirvana.