Let your ears be your guide. If you notice a difference, that is what matters. Sometimes, some of the "vintage" tubes are counterfeit (just look at many e-bay offerings). This is why so many of us roll tubes. If we hear the differences this is what matters. Don't let any "expert" or snob fool you otherwise. I have Electro Harmonix EL-34 in Marantz Model 9 monos, and they sure sould loud. For more subtle listening, Mullards work better. This is the fun and pain of the tube experience. But it beats the pants off of solid state, when well designed, and you can't roll circuits easily!
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