Originally posted by e1618978
Solid state amps have two significant disadvantages - they hard clip (tube amps soft clip, hard clipping blows tweeters), and they produce odd order harmonic distortion (even order sounds good, odd order sounds bad).
Listening to solid state electronics is like having sex with a dead hooker. Tubes are like hot itallian sex goddesses.
This is new to me, despite the fact I'm a musician. I've not really seen anyone using a tube amp.
That being said, there is a solid argument to be made against digital sampling. In essence, you're not hearing the full sound wave, just a portion of it. In particular, digital recordings don't have the warmth of analog recordings.
All THAT being said, the noise-free advantages of digital still outweigh the sound quality issues. And, I think that as the sampling rate and bit count goes up, the difference will become negligable.