Please join me in welcoming the Thöress brand to Old Forge Audio!
The first arrival from Germany via Phonographe Distribution in Canada (http://www.phonographe.ca) is the EHT MkII— a tube-MOSFET hybrid, single-ended integrated amplifier which eschews negative feedback whose styling is reminiscent of certain late ‘50s-early ‘60s Hi-Fi and lab equipment.
After a couple of weeks in-house, I’ve begun to think of it as the ‘More’ amplifier: It communicates more directly, getting straight to the musical essence of a piece with a greater than usual sense of what Art Dudley called touch. It reveals more emotion, more musical flow, more coherency, more precise timing, all of which adds up to a more grounded, you-are-there feeling, I suspect because there are fewer errors to distract and confuse your brain with ‘nah, this ain’t real’ clues.
I realize this may sound odd to those who have not experienced it. Those who have heard it are, by and large, highly impressed and a bit startled by it. Get in touch to set up a listening session for yourself. You’ll be glad you did.