Steve Hoffman
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Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Posts: 21,909

Thanks much for registering here, sorry I missed you at the Pasadena show last week. I like the sound of the Aries 845-G SET monoblocks and the Mercury 2 preamp; real focused and authoritative yet with that recognizable cohesive "single ended triode" sound. They are burning in nicely and the amps have no problem driving my big ESP's.

Welcome to the Forums; post often and long!

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Why Single Ended Triodes? Kara talks about it here on the deHavilland website:


"Ode to a Triode" by Kara Chaffee:

There once was an odd thing called Mu,

Too much and it bites like a shrew.

When the Mu is too little,