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Old 11-15-2020, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Formerly YB-2 View Post
Thanks for the response. I'm thinking of a pair of 1.7i and am wondering if my 20wpc triode/40wpc UL tube amp has what is needed to make me happy in my listening space. Have come to the conclusion that the only way I'll know is to purchase a pair.
The impedance of the 1.7i is not exactly tube friendly for a 40w tube amp. If you notice, the OP is using Anticable Zero-impedance boxes to bring up the impedance. Something to keep in mind.

I've personally always found a solid state amp that is not on the overly cool side to be a good pairing with magnepans. A tube amp struggles to drive them with authority and it is quite noticeable with certain genres of music.
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