Interested in any findings from pairing AN speakers with SS amps. Good, bad, or indifferent. Or even hybrid amps with SS power sections. Very little out there on it, compared to the more natural valve amp pairings, and I wonder how much it's been tried. My own experiences with AN/E-Ds, briefly and in order: - Croft Integrated. Lovely overall tone and nice mid/high texture. No real low end snap but a natural fullness to it. Open sound. (Tried alongside an Oto PP which had nicer more defined mids and better imaging. Similar mid bass but more depth. Not dissimilar overall tone.). - Nord Ncore (Class D). More clarity and grip on the bottom and smooth highs. No compression as volume increased, and bascially zero noise floor, which could be amazing for cranked up impact, especially for music with sparse backgrounds and silences. Superb imaging. Only thing 'missing' was a more organic kinda midrange. - Quad Artera Stereo. Not quite the clarity of the Nord, but more natural overall feeling with a richer, more enveloping sound in the mids especially. More harmonic mojo. Solid imaging too. If asked with the Nord if I'd have liked more bass I'd have said no thanks, but the Quad has been like adding a sub, and I'm happy for it! Incredible new but not overpowering depth. More alive and full at low listening levels too. Compresses slightly more with volume but not to any bad point. It's really bowled me over. Note it's also double the cost of the Nord. No doubt a class A SS amp eg Sugden would bring something extra, but it's not for me now.