There is just something about it. The glow of the filaments, the warmth of the glass, and the full rich sound. It’s about the simple purity of circuits allowed to operate as designed without the strictures and totalitarian controls of overly tight control loops and massive feedback.
It’s about something that has been lost in modern electronics. Lost in the sterile specifications, the compromises of cost, return on investment, producibility, and marketing. Lost in the squared off metal boxes, the stark lights of LEDs, and the obsession with numbers having nothing to do with the way it sounds.
And it’s about rediscovery. Finding once again the sound that we didn’t even know we had lost, until finally, by chance, we heard it once again.