Someone has mentioned to me saying Bob is confusing I am going towards solid-state from tube. To make things clear, I am not going away from anything anywhere anytime any soon. The phase "converted back to solid-state" is only Bob's opinion. I believe Bob has started out with Naim then somewhere along the line to BC, AN and now Crimson. We are going around circles all the time, finding out new thing and renew the old. We listen differently and enjoy different thing, but I can tell you I will use whatever I can use to reproduce music. Some like salt and pepper on their steak and some like it blue rare with nothing on it. I have seen people put maple syrup on their meatloaf. Who can say what is right or wrong. It's all personal preferences and opinions. Only the extreme opinionated arrogant a-hole will tell you what you like is wrong. We all know those people doesn't exist. Is it why I don't like to go to trade shows? I wonder..........hmmmmmmmmmmmmmbobneill wrote:I wonder how long it will be before we're all converted back to solid state. We've become so used to the enriched sound of tubes, even just as inputs, that solid state, even extremely good solid state, initially sounds too cool and lean to us. But if the solid state really is good enough, we can adapt to it and then actually come to prefer it, especially if our reference is 'live' music. Gilbert is taking us by the hand with these HX amps, I think: he's giving us the opportunity to wean ourselves off tubes.
So, I am going back to my own cave and do my own thing. Making new toys and keep more people happy.