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Theere are a few solid state amps where the output stage is transformer coupled. Usually this is a feature of tube amps alone. Has any one heard an SS amplifier of this kind? It seems they improve drive capability into low loads. But are there any sonic advantages.
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Theere are a few solid state amps where the output stage is transformer coupled. Usually this is a feature of tube amps alone. Has any one heard an SS amplifier of this kind? It seems they improve drive capability into low loads. But are there any sonic advantages.
Thanks
McIntosh and more recently Goldinote. Check a recent review of the Goldinote in Stereophile.
 

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McIntosh and more recently Goldinote. Check a recent review of the Goldinote in Stereophile.
Please search Grandinote amplifiers
Yes it's Grandinote.

 

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Many thanks for the suggestion. Had a quick look and will again do so. I got interested when I noted that the top monoblock made by Xindak, has an arrangement of this kind. It's class A and 80 watts. Have been using thier top integrated for a few years now.
 
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