| Sophia Electric 91-01 300B amplifier vs. Reimyo PAT 777 amplifier
Received date: November 19, 2012
Dear Sophia Electric,
Well I've now got almost 100 hours on the amps and they're starting to bloom!
Initially I found the sound to be a bit etched and closed in. This morning they're starting to open up although the raw brightness is still there. It appears as though time will help them settle down. They in spite of their 8 watts make the whole system sound louder than my previous Reimyo PAT 777 at $24,000.00. The Reimyo is arguably one of the best 300B amplifiers available today. It is however very costly and out of reach for the majority of audio enthusiasts. The Sophia Electric 91-01 is in the same league at a fraction of the cost.
The Sophia has IMO more musicality and is emotionally more involving than the Reimyo. Itís also quieter. I can only imagine what your more expensive amplifiers must sound like.
I'm using the Royal Princess tubes which had very few hours on them as well as the 6sn7s you sold me a few weeks ago. I bought the second set for my older ASL 845 amps and they work well on them too. My favourite vintage 6sn7 was the RCA till I got these tubes. Sophia Electric's bass is incredible. At this point a bit hifi sounding but I know that will change over time. I'll save a few pennies for your 845 amps early next year. Interestingly the 91-01 has as much bass as the ASL 845 at 22 watts. I'm running a pair of Tannoy Canterberrys which are 96DB efficient.