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#29: 10-02-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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Anyone have any experience or have heard the Helix E400 tube amp? http://www.crutchfield.com/p_975E400/Helix-E400.html?tp=115

Looks impressive. I hope it sounds that way too. The two tubes are pretty small as they're only used for the preamp section. I've heard tube amps in the past and they're pretty warm since they soften the music a little. But those were all tubes for all stages of the amps. Not sure how tubes for preamp and transistor-based AB for rest of the amp sounds?

They're easier on the wallet at $800 compared to the $1,200 Focal (and not as insane as Brax). Slightly less than Focal's 150x4 RMS, but 110 each channel is still plenty for me.

Thoughts?