Here is my problem, I just bought Paradigm 40's and after some long term listening I havs concluded that the are a little lacking in the high/mid range. What I am looking for is a slighly softer highs and fuller more detailed mids.
I read a post by K. Rubinson where he mentioned both but I couldn't find any info on the logistics the difference and I thought this might be a possible answer.
Or...I am considering either going with a used tube pre or maybe getting a used tube amp as I am somewhat intrigued by the idea of using a tube for the higher/mid range and my current SS for the lower. The jolida 302 (or maybe one of those old Dynacos) seems to have great reviews but a lack of detailed bass and would seem to be a good fit for this experiment. Plus they seem to reasonable priced on the secondary market and fit my under $500 budget.
Could I use an integerated amp for the above experiment or would I have to use just a power amp. Do the power ratings for the tube and SS amps need to be the same? How does one make sure the gain is at the correct level for eachamp so the highs/mids don't overpower the lows or vice versa?
Am I even on the right track here?
Your thoughts are appreciated!!
PS masochist that I am, I'm somewhat intrigued by the prospect of having the ability to chage sound of the tube amp by changing tubes. I only like a little pain and if I am getting out of my league please lemme know