Sure. First, tube amps and preamps can be neutral sounding or they can add color. Tube choice is the big factor there. Yes, there is more distortion inherent with tubes, but usually less than is audible in solid designs. The old notion that tubes are rolled off at the top and weak on the bottom and have tons of distortion is just not right. I have read as much here from folks supporting tube-based headphone amps. Tube designs are inherently different than solid state designs. This is helpful: https://www.caryaudio.com/2018/06/04/vacuum-tube-vs-solid-state/ People that really like tube preamps and amps don't like them just because tubes add color. Some people, like me, don't want added color. The other characteristics are what is important to them. I want natural sounding music. I don't like tubes because they add color. In fact, with my preamp, I picked tubes that sounded the most neutral and natural, not those that added the most color. My goal is to get my digital music closer to the analog sound you get with vinyl. Tube-based setups, to my ear, do that better than solid state. I have a friend with a Harmon Kardon Citation II amp. I took my Pioneer M-22 over to his house and listened to a bunch of digital tracks using his 2 channel setup with his amp and then with mine. The M-22 sounded fantastic but the Citation sounded more natural. The bass was a tad better with the M-22. But the mid-range was incredible with the Citation and top end was present but had less of an edge to it. It was less harsh. I am not a young man so the top end may be a bit rolled off with the Citation. But I didn't notice that it was. It was after hearing that amp that I decided to try a quality tube amp in my setup. It is being built now. Look, each design, solid stated and tube, can sound great or sound terrible. They both try to get to the same place but do so quite differently. I am not going to say that tubes are always better than solid state or that solid state is always better than tubes. Each person and system has different needs and preferences. For me, based on my experiences, I always want an active preamp...and I prefer tubes. Others may have other experiences and preferences.