I am going to sell a bunch of equipment and get a tube amp finally but I am a total "Tube Newb". Since it is my first tube amp I have been doing a ton of research for awhile and now have some unanswered questions I was hoping some others here might know. Right now my current setup is not so great, too many components in the signal path. I am going to go to only 3 (I currently have 6), a DAC, Amp, and my speakers.
I have already decided on a DAC and already have my speakers (Polk LSi25's) and now its down to the amp and thus my questions.
How are the Jolida amps?
I am looking for higher level used over new, any good reasons to buy new?
I keep seeing only one input for each channel, do tube amps not need the ground?
I am looking for 50-75 wpc amps @ 8 Ohms with balanced inputs as my DAC has balanced and since the LSi's are 4 Ohm I think am amp this size is plenty but is it?
Am I being unrealistic to expect to find 50-75 wpc with balanced inputs used in the $1,000 range give or take a couple hundred?
Thank you for your time.