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Are PrimaLuna amps good?

Are PrimaLuna amps good?

The PrimaLuna amps have the best bottom-end we have heard in their price ranges, no matter if it’s tube or solid-state. And the highs are sweet and silky! Honestly, we can’t remember the last time we had so much positive feedback about a product from people who have brought them home.

Where is PrimaLuna made?

He told me that PrimaLuna amplifiers are designed in the Netherlands, made in China, built like tanks, and work very well with the Falcons. He recommended their lowest-priced, basic stereo power amplifier, the ProLogue Premium ($2199).

Are cheap tube amps worth it?

In many cases, tube amps do not require the amount of maintenance that they have a reputation for. As long as you properly take care of your gear, owning a tube amp is simple and very well worth it for the tone.

Why is a tube amp better?

Tube amplifiers sound better because of the euphonic distortions they add to the music, as well as plenty of other reasons I’ll cover below. We use tubes simply because they make the music we create sound better: smoother, warmer and cleaner. Ditto for guitar amplifiers used in creating music.

Is PrimaLuna Class A?

Upscale Audio is proud to offer the entire line of award-winning PrimaLuna amplifiers. PrimaLuna’s proprietary technologies combine to create a unique, signature sound available nowhere else. Call us today and ask why PrimaLuna has more Stereophile Class-A rated amplifiers than any other brand.

Where are Cary Audio products made?

Raleigh, North Carolina
Wright states that Cary Audio is proud to be an American manufacturer of high-performance hand-crafted products that employs 21 dedicated employees in a 10,000-square feet factory in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Why are tube amplifiers so expensive?

Tube amps are expensive because they adopt pre and power tubes as their primary amplification source. Each tube costs roughly $50 and can have up to 4 of them within a single unit. Secondly, these amps have more expensive components, larger cases, and more complex circuitry than solid-state amps.

How much does a good tube amp cost?

AS mentioned before, tube amps are more costly than solid-state amps and their types of tubes and wattage will directly affect their cost. You can find top-quality, low-wattage tube amps for $250. On the other side of the coin, the highest-quality tube amps will be around $1100.

How long should a tube amp warm up?

20 to 30 minutes
If they are not warmed up properly, the tone of your playing will not be as good as it ought to be. As a rule of thumb, your tube amp needs to be warmed up for 20 to 30 minutes at least before you can start playing your guitar.

Who owns Cary Audio?

Billy Wright
Masters of Hifi Interviews Billy Wright, President/CEO of Cary Audio.

When did Primaluna come out with tube amplifiers?

Since 2003, PrimaLuna has created tube amplifiers with a unique construction found nowhere else. Our technologies bring you closer to the music at a price you won’t believe. Nothing else comes close. Why PrimaLuna? Take a look inside.

What does adaptive autobias do on Primaluna tube amp?

PrimaLuna engineers wanted to make owning a tube amp so simple you would have no excuse not to have your tube dreams come true. If a tube fails, Adaptive AutoBias will instantly put the amplifier into protection mode so no parts can get damaged. A red LED will light up in front of the tube that needs replacing.

Is the Prima Luna preamp and AMP idiot proof?

I have a Primaluna Integrated for over 16 months and have not had any problem. It is idiot proof with auto bias and bad tube indicator. I am trading it in this week for a Primaluna Preamp and Amp. Thanks that’s a vote of confidence for Prima Luna!

How many Watts Does a Primaluna kt-120 output?

PrimaLuna runs their output tubes at a minimum dissipation without going into crossover distortion. When you look at our amps, they provide less power from each tube. With KT-120’s as an example, a PrimaLuna will give you only 21 watts per tube.