Why is solid state more popular when tubes are better?


Yes tubes are more involved and require periodic maintenance. Hybrid tube components need not apply, these are really solid state.

Tubes are better for multiple reasons and yet the world and the trade prefers solid state. Those rare audio shops that are geared toward stereo listening and serious connoisseurs tend to Focus more on tubes.  Those in business who like to improve volumes tend to offer solid state.  All the YouTube channels looking to improve their business tend to be solid state.  Maybe because tubes require much more expertise to sell, and there's lesser and lesser to go around. Solid state is more of a fast food commodity.

Tubes are difficult for businesses due to all the maintenance and complexity so you see it less often. Much much easier to sell hybrids or solid state.

 

 

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Why does one have to be better than the other? They both have their advantages and disadvantages. Maybe you should listen to something created by a good designer of transistors to educate your bias. Just look at Nelson pass, I guess he will never be successful for using transistors.  

@ianb52 made the point I was going to make. No one really talks about transient response when it comes to this argument. Solid state is much better at providing the power needed for rapid transient response or low bass control. At least in my limited experience. I am no engineer so keep that in mind. Play a few tracks by London Grammar on each type of amp and tell me which produces their music better.

When we dont like someone posts , we pass over it... We dont write what you just wrote because as you said: it is pathetic...

by the way the only one dominating this thread is Ralph the designer of Atmasphere with his expert opinion about S.S. design , tubes design, and class D design... Not the relatively ignorant me in these three design matters choices and trade-off ... 😊

You are now dominating this thread. Replying very often and often with a lot of words. After being away for so long, now the thread is flooded with your words. Well, maybe this makes people happy. Not me, but it’s a free forum, so go ahead and fill these threads with your words.

Tubes are better for those who leave price tags on their gear as subtle reminders of just how much was spent on said gear and then subsequently how much is spent on replacement "collector audiophile grade" tubes one must have.Only here at AG do you get serious questions and comments relevant to pure audiophile level attainment which can only be achieved past a certain undefined but pricey level of cost. I for instance would not consider a replacement tube if it was under 3g. That way I know I am getting the best.