Despite all the advances in electronics and digital recording capabilities true audiophiles insist that the old tube type amplifiers and receivers are the true state-of-the-art. All modern day recording devices convert sound into binary ones and zeros. In order to listen these ones and zeros must be reprocessed back into sound. Older tube driven audio components are 100% analog meaning they simply amplify the sound. No conversion is required.
The most sought after brand of tube driven equipment is undoubtedly Macintosh. Sansui is also another popular brand. McIntosh, however sets the gold standard for the true audiophile experience. As replacement tubes become more and more scarce in the value of these units, when in working order, continues to increase.
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