Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
I have to politely differ here. Some of the best Sonus Faber sound I have heard has been with tubes like Audio Research gear.
I have a Unison Research tube amp here that seems to work really well with the SF. Seems to produce a lusher sound but it took a while to notice a difference. The Naim actually sounds really good but the Naim sound is pretty distinct and probably not a good comparison of tube vs solid state.
I have a Linn LK140 I'm going to try them with for a better comparison.
By the way, the Nait 3 is a remarkable little amp. Its never failed to match a set of speakers well. I've tried about 6 different speakers with it and have always liked the result. Its such a great sounding unit, 20+ years old and stands up to a quality tube amp that 4 x its price without hesitation.