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Tube Power Amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Free Tibet, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. Free Tibet

    Free Tibet Guest

    Sep 20, 2005
    Are there any companies out there that are still manufacturing High output tube/valve heads.

    Anything akin to the ol' Mesa Strategy 400/500
    or the Aguilar 728
  2. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Demeter makes a big monoblock like the Aggie. Don't know off-hand of any still doing a stereo thing like the Mesas. A quick search should turn up quite a few threads.
  3. v-12


    Mar 3, 2005
    FL Panhandle
    i picked up a rivera tbr-5 off ebay for $750, and seem them go for $650 (of cours after i bought mine)
    they are all tube, and are 160X2 (8 6550's), but are not bridgeable....
  4. zackattack

    zackattack Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2006
    San Francisco
  5. saikkpe


    Dec 29, 2003
    Has anyone ever tried Mesa Boogie 20/20 with bass? It could give a nice power amp distortion with low volumes. Looks like there is also a slave output to feed separate solid state power amp, when higher volumes are needed.

    Combination <tube preamp + Mesa Boogie 20/20 + QSC PLX 1602> looks quite interesting on paper. Lightweighted, lots of power, power tube distortion.

    Any experiences?

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