@thecarpathian Yes was an interesting read. Thanks.
I spent some time on the Brent Jessee website. Read the review of the Pharaoh II.
Been running my Sphinx Ii for several hours. Seems to be sounding better as hours go by. Going to let it break in. Get adjusted to how is sounds. Room is rather barren at the moment, still needs window shades and more furniture.
Have yet not called Mark O'Brian of Rogue Audio. I intend to do so.
I hope not to spend more than ~$200 on a pair of tubes.
Thanks to all contributors!