....I think many people would make the mistake of driving these 99dB sensitive speakers with five or 10 or 20 watts of flea power. I think Jim is very smart to drive them with 100 all-tube watts....
First of all to congratulate Jimford for the system!
My first 10 years with Tannoy were with the Westminster TW model, when Tannoy launched Westmisnter Royal HE, I bought a pair, which I still have! (Tannoy Westminster Royal HE + ST 200)
One thing is interesting at Westminster, it plays well with tubes, but it plays well with transistor!
With Airtight ATM300 (Takatsuki 300B 8W pc) I don't have a stunning volume, but with medium volume I have all the magic and charm that only 300B can transmit!
With Mark Levinson 336 (350W pc) the box is transformed, it loses the magic of the 300B, but it is very fast, dry bass that is a punch in the stomach, it is excellent for rock and big symphonies, even without the transparency of an electrostatic, I do not miss it of transparency! Switching between tube and transistor, depends on my state of my soul!