A transport such as a CEC would be a wise choice (TL-1X or 2X) different tubes (like you mentioned) and possibly a good balanced digital cable like a Kimber Orchid.
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You might try the "original" Omega Mikro dc biased,fabric-jacketed version.They have been available for $250 ,here on AudioGon.Or possibly the twin tubed Ebony,much like using a coat hanger.Be sure that the Ebony twin tubed cable does not have the Cardas RCAs,the OM silver RCAs sound much better and were lessproblematic.
Telefunkens and Siemens were analytical and thin sounding for my tastes. I preferred Mullard. You may want to spend your money on either the Tele and Siemens and the other money on the Mullards so you have more of a sonic swing to choose from. I find the Tele and Seimens similar. The transport that works well with my AudioLogic is a CEC TL-1X. I have settled on Ridge Street Audio digital cables after trying most everything out there. I find that I am using the balanced cable over the single ended cable 95% of the time.
Deano, thanks for the ideas. What is the rest of your gear? I am curious if you have other tubes. Also, which Mullards are you using? I tried some CV4024s in my amps and liked them (although, I ended up with Telefunkens because the lower end sounded end sounded softer and less tight in comp..) I will add the Ridge St. to my list.