I have been "polk`n" around reading up on tubes and such, and have become somewhat engrossed in my Cary Audio gear.
I love my Pre amp (SLP98L-F1), but I still find it un-natural to hook the speakers up out of phase, as it is an inverting type......it just seems like I`m hooking it up wrong or backwards..
I will one day own the Cary SLP-05....that will be my last Pre-amp
I have been looking for anything written on the Cary V12 amp that I have ....and love by the way.
My question has become this...
Is it better to have 8 ohm or 4 ohm speaks ?
I read the reviews on my amp, and they all used 8 ohm speaks...and in one of them said "The V12 loved the AudioQuest Everest speaker cables, which I ran on the 8 ohm taps, as recommended by Cary's Dennis Had. I tried the 4 ohm tap, but Had was rightó8 ohms did the trick."
My 9`s are of course 4 ohm, so I think that in order to realize my amp true potential, I must get some 8 ohm speaks....(looks like I need to talk to Mark after all!)
I would like to one day get the Cary F1 V12`s Mono Blocks, but for now my lowly F1 SLP-98 and "stereo" V12 will have to do !!
I think maybe instead of getting some new tubes, I should try some Totems, or Sonus, or something other than my 9`s..
Besides, alot of folks are recommending the tubes that I`m running now anyway !!;)
whadaya think ?