Tube Amplifier vs Solid state amplifier

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I have used multiple SS amps but never a tube one. do you find any specific advantage with tubes over SS amps?

I am planning to buy a new amp to drive Klipsch Heresy 3 speakers (99DB sensitivity)
 

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please share your thoughts on

I have used multiple SS amps but never a tube one. do you find any specific advantage with tubes over SS amps?

I am planning to buy a new amp to drive Klipsch Heresy 3 speakers (99DB sensitivity)
Since you are in Delhi, give Lyrita amps a listen on your speakers.
Cheers,
Raghu
 

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The main difference between solid state and tubes is 2nd order harmonics.
Tubes are sweet, ss are clean.
Tubes are warm , ss are neutral.
Tubes are low wattage, ss are high.
Tubes are pricy , ss are low cost.

He he so many are there.
First and foremost the driver you are using , get references.
For klipsch tube amp or Class A amp with a Tube pre works best. And the tube must work on its non linear region.
 

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The main difference between solid state and tubes is 2nd order harmonics.
Tubes are sweet, ss are clean.
Tubes are warm , ss are neutral.
Tubes are low wattage, ss are high.
Tubes are pricy , ss are low cost.

He he so many are there.
First and foremost the driver you are using , get references.
For klipsch tube amp or Class A amp with a Tube pre works best. And the tube must work on its non linear region.
the exact opposites also abound vis Sweet/Warm/Low wattage and pricey SS and the reverse of the above for tubes as well. More than tubes or SS it depends in the design /topology and voicing

The inherent advantages of tube vs SS can be discussed and debated ad nauseam but never simplified :)
 
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