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First off, this is a "If I had tons of money and no brains" thread, but I'd love to do an all-tube car stereo.. Starting with a Panasonic CQ-TX5500D as a head unit... It plays MP3s, but dang it's pricey. And a tube is probably a poor choice for a truck, blah blah blah.
Panasonic CQ-TX5500D Vacuum Tube Car Stereo | Uncrate
:thinkerg::thinkerg::thinkerg:

But, isn't it purdy?

Then, maybe some McIntosh amps.... Hmm..
 

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Those use to be called "Amplifiers" ;) before transistors came out.

Valve amplifier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

People like them because when they do distort, they tend to have more even order harmonics, which sound more pleasant (and are actually harder to hear, which means you can actually drive to higher levels of distortion than a transistor amp before it sounds unpleasant). More or less.

But, more importantly, they look cool! ;)
 
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