One of my readers reminded me that I don’t like either electrostats or vacuum tube output stages.
Funny thing is, it isn’t true.
There was a period in my life where all I listened to was through electrostatic loudspeaker powered by vacuum tubes.
I moved away from electrostats because I missed dynamics.
I moved away from vacuum tube output stages because I missed the control afforded by high damping factor amps.
But just because I moved on doesn’t mean that at the time I wasn’t in love with what I had.
In each phase of our development, we define ourselves by where we are in time.
And then that changes.
It’s the tradeoffs in life that define where we are at the moment.