stupidhead Posted August 7, 2015 Report Share Posted August 7, 2015 Hi folks. Let me start by saying I have never owned a tube amp so a lot of this is mystery stuff to me. A while back I picked up a set of 3s which I have not dug into yet due to not having a proper amp for them, plus I have a bunch of other projects ahead of them to sell some speakers to fund the amp purchase. An acquaintance has an HK Citation II amp that has had a little work done to it. Please see attached pdf for details of the work done. The HK described in the attachment is the unit I am considering. The work done is interesting, but not sure if it is what should be done. Can I expect that there is yet more that should be done to refurb the amp to a level I can be comfortable with.I went over to the seller's house yesterday and auditioned the amp with a set of 5s he has. I brought a refurbished Marantz 2230 as pre-amp for this demo. I was pleased with the sound but somehow expected it to be louder given my volume dial setting on the 2230. This likely speaks to my ignorance of tube amps and their performance. The sound was very rich.I have a down payment towards a purchase price just under $2k. Am I in over my head? Everything I read about this amp indicates it to be one of the best, but I am a bit nervous about the whole thing.GeoffRadioNews_v2_2015_edited.pdf Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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