RT1 is right,TUBES DO RULE...I've had a TAD-60 in the rack for most of this week.
This amp has transformed my entry level rig into a whole new level...this has been,without question,the best piece of gear I have ever put into the mix.
The first thing that hits you,is the BASS...tight,controlled,and RIGHT THERE...so much so that I have tuned off the Velo and let the CRS's do their job.
The mids are to die for,every aspect of this range is covered,in spades...fluid.
The best improvement in my case is the upper end,no more glare when you turn up the volume...high notes and vocals are smooth,yet still very detailed with no fatigue what so ever.
The soundstage is more accurate,deeper and everything is where it should be...even the SDA effect is more vibrant...studio recordings sound more "live" and live recordings literally put you in the front row.
For the moment,I'm happier than a new puppy with two peters:D