Hi folks ...
I am a newbie considering buying my first integrated tube amp, but I am having a tough time researching what is available for around $3,500 US that is well made and delivers good all-round sound.
The Prima Luna Prologue 2 and Dialogue 2 have been well reviewed, but other makes not so much. The few reviews I've read about the Mystere ia21 spend more time talking about how it looks than how it sounds, but were critical of its bass. I've listened to a few brands, but am told they will sound better after a few months. Tough to spend this kind of cash on faith.
So, what makes and models do you folks recommend and why? I listen mainly to jazz, roots, folk and some electronica and a little classic rock. I know I have to eventually trust my ears, but you tube veterans must have some thoughts on this.
Thanks in advance for the advice.