Not sure how's Deluxe 300, but most of VTLs tend to have shortest tube life and in addition heavy PCB damages if the tube is blown during operation. I think your best best for high-power amp will be Carver Silver 7.
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I have been using a VTL ST-150 with the same tubes for almost two years now without a hitch. Not to say I couldn't have issues tomorrow, but it has been very reliable.
That said, it is one of the best sounding amplifiers I have owned. And there have been many. I have never heard any Aranov gear, but it certainly looks well made.
Unless your speakers are very inefficient, I would be less concerned with the power rating and more concerned with the quality of sound. And that bar is pretty high with any VTL and Manley gear that I have heard.
I couldn't agree LESS with Marakanetz, I have had MB450, MB300s, and Wotans, and only one resistor ever went bad on ONE of my three MB450's (old, black, signature models). This cost me approx. 75$ to have fixed professionally. I have WOTANS, people, and I have not had one single hiccup.
As far as "shortest tube life" I can't see how you might have come to that conclusion- My amps all were running on their original tube sets when I got them.
And you're recommending the Carver Silver Seven? I guess it takes all kinds.