While fine people are hard at work trying to fix my broken, beloved pittbull CL (cheers tony), I've been considering the possibility that that doesnt happen.
So, what new amps to look at? I have a powerball and a 6505+, but don't want to rely on either. I absolutely love the VHTs tight raw, dry aggression, and especially love that it does that without being fizzy or harsh. I'd get a UL, but given issues in the UK with supply and support it may not be wise.
So, given that I like that stuff, whats on the cards? I've been toying with SE, EL34 version (tight, aggressive, maybe too saturated), MkIV (...?) and rivera k-tre (...? they seem moderately VHT-like in clips, having that tight dry thing, but also seem harsher). Based on semi-educated guesswork.