Originally Posted by SGladwell
Cary SETs with a speaker based on the ScanSpeak carbon-paper woofer?
And you don't actually believe that Jonathan Scull tweako gobbledegook about raising speaker cords above the floor, do you?
These are KT-90s, not SET (but look very similar). I usually run them in triode at 25 watts/per, and can switch them to 50 watts.
Actually, I have hooked these up to one of the 300-based Cary SETs and they sound wonderful, but run out of juice at any level above, say, 80-85 db. The Shearwaters are a friendly load, but not very efficient. (and I often listen to big orchestral stuff with a lot of bass energy)
Some tweaks make sense to me, others not. I did an intensive listening session with three other golden-ears, and we agreed that there was a better sound with cables up off the floor. Not scientific, I know, but it was hard to ignore.