@JeffofArabica (and others):
My office system is a work in progress.
Next step is to add a pre-amp and or amplifier with tube circuitry of some sort.
Right now I am driving a pair of Anthony Gallo Acoustics Reference Strada (MK I) speakers with a very inexpensive Fatman iTube integrated amplifier (13 wpc rating). It sounds wonderful at times but its overall sound (especially at lower and higher levels) reflects its relatively low power and price point.
The Strada’s manufacturer specs. are:
- Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
- Sensitivity: 87 dB/W/M
- Power Handling: 10 – 150 Watts RMS
I run a REL Acoustics T/5i along with the Strada’s using the Hi-Level Speakon connection, and my office is not very big.
My question to you (and hopefully others) with regard to Decware (and other quality tube amplification) products:
What is the lowest wattage you would recommend for my set up. I would like to have some low-level resolution (this system is on during office hours mostly and volume is limited by necessity most of the day) and a bit of kick if desired (within reason given design constraints of course).
Thank you in advance for any comments or kit recommendations you care to make.