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    Well that's a lot of positives.

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    .... and I'd take the el84 power valves in the Leak over el34 any day of the week! A true musical all rounder.
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    That's one big amp. I can't find the model but there is always tweakery

    The Leak is a very good amp.

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    There is of course one amp that stands out as a very likely candidate for driving the Pioneer speakers, but it's not valves. The Sugden A21a!

    That would be a very difficult toss up for me, choosing between the Sugden and the Leak.
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    I'd be tempted - but only if he throws in the bananas.😁

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    It is a very big amp alan. Ill see if I can find a schematic or something for you to peruse.

    We spoke about the Sugden previously didnt we Geoff. That one on Gumtree has either gone or been removed.
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    I am tempted. Cant lie. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    We spoke about the Sugden previously didnt we Geoff.
    Yup. At the moment, although I love my valves, I just find Class A solid state hitting the spot (mind you the little Quad 306 that arrived the other week is a goodie ).

    Shame I've got to get my SM-70 Pro fixed. Cheapo rectifier has shorted I reckon. Can't afford to do it at the moment.
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    There's a lot of choice Geoff. Im thinking its better to buy something you've heard too. Firebottle amps are exquisite so they are first choice, next is the MingDa, then a sugden type. Have to see what comes up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Im thinking its better to buy something you've heard
    That's obviously a good idea. Buying an amp you've used in your own system and liked is a logical move.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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