Welcome to the club! I was in your camp 10 years ago. I now have sold all of my SS gear and have tubed CDP, network digital player, pre and amp.I can't help you w caps, but I can tell you that different tubes will most likely have a significant impact on the sound. However, I would avoid the temptation, that I did not, and buy from flea-bay. I learned the hard way, after I bought a tube tester, that many of the "NOS" and "used but good tubes" sold there and elsewhere, are rarely better than only marginally functional. For example, after getting my tester back from being calibrated, I checked 10 or twelve tubes last night. A few were "bad", most were in the questionable range, and only a couple measured as "NOS". Buy from established retail dealers or folks w long track records here on the 'Gon. The long term cost will be less and some of them may even be experienced w your equipment and able to make informed recommendations. Enjoy!!!
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