I've been demoing a Rogue 88 power amp from my dealer since this weekend in my two channel rig. Source is a Jolida tube output stage cdp and the preamp is the B&K ST5 solid-state. Speakers are Polk LSi 9s and Spendor S8s. I'm going to have to decide if I want to buy this particular unit, but looks like I've "crossed the road" to the other side for now at least. Review to come after I've had more time with it.
Thanks Organ for recommending the tubestore.com for a source of tubes.
Now what are some good tubes to try out?
The Rogue has 4 KT88s, 2 12AX7s, and 4 12AU7s. Currently it has Ei 12AX7s but I can't readily tell what the power tubes are or the 12AU7s.
I've read in the past threads that the Electro-harmonix are good sounding tubes. Other choices are SED (Svetlana), Tesla, Sovtek.
Any opinions on how the sound characteristics of these different manufacturers sound and what are good matches for the signal / power tubes?
edit: wrong number of tubes.