A Real Tube Amp....finally!!

Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweebPosts: 5,967
edited December 2003 in 2 Channel Audio
...Thanks to Hoosier21!

I got a delivery from Russ today, A fantastic Aintique Sound Labs AQ-1002DT!! (http://clubpolk.polkaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=9832)

Althought I haven't had a lot of time to listen to it I can state that it blows the P.O.S. DIY tube amp that I bought out of the water! I'm looking forward to spending some more time with this amp and both the Lsi9's and the SDA-2b's. So far All I've had a chance to listen to is the SDA's, and the sound is pretty incredible.

Russ, I can't thank you enough for letting me try out the amp. It's a keeper!!
9/11 - WE WILL NEVER FORGET!! (<---<<click)
2005-06 Club Polk Football Pool Champion!! :D
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  • organorgan Posts: 5,022
    edited December 2003
    Sounds great Frank! I trust you'll be posting a review in the near future?

    Any word from the DIY seller yet?

    Did Russ let you borrow the amp or did you buy it off him?

    It should be a lot of fun comparing the LSi and SDA on the tubes. I have a feeling you may like the SDA more through the tubes. You can really hear the tube magic from more efficient speakers. I prefer the 800i over my LSi9 with my Dyna amp.

    Maurice
    CD Player: Original CD-A8T
    Receiver: Harman/Kardon HK3390
    Speakers: Polk Audio RT1000p
    "I would rather have a cup of tone than an ocean of power" **Dr. Harvey Rosenberg**
  • Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweeb Posts: 5,967
    edited December 2003
    Maurice,
    I put the latest info about the ist amp in my tube nightmare thread.

    I will post a longer review after I've had a chance to do some critical listening with the SDA's and 9's. It might be a while though, work and holidays have me pretty busy right about now.

    Russ shipped the amp to me with no strings attached. How cool is that?!? :)

    I've already let him know that I'm keeping it!!
    9/11 - WE WILL NEVER FORGET!! (<---<<click)
    2005-06 Club Polk Football Pool Champion!! :D
  • phoneisbusyphoneisbusy Posts: 875
    edited December 2003
    Originally posted by Frank Z
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    Russ shipped the amp to me with no strings attached. How cool is that?!? :)

    I've already let him know that I'm keeping it!! [/B]

    But are you going to pay him? ;)

    Hope you get the diy tube resolved to your satisfaction.

    regards

    Dave
    Time is the best teacher. Unfortunately it kills all its students.
  • polkatesepolkatese Posts: 6,772
    edited December 2003
    I'll be waiting for your review, Frank! Congrats...!
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.
  • Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweeb Posts: 5,967
    edited December 2003
    But are you going to pay him?
    Who? for What?;)
    9/11 - WE WILL NEVER FORGET!! (<---<<click)
    2005-06 Club Polk Football Pool Champion!! :D
  • madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
    edited December 2003
    Let us know what you think. With the LSi's I don't expect any real wow's. They need more power. With the SDA's the tubes may be fairly impressive. Either way, let us know.
    madmax
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D
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