If I had to do this all over, I wouldn’t have gotten my Primaluna. I think I would get Quicksilver. That’s a dead honest opinion. I got the PL just so I could tube roll more than other amps...to hear as many tubes as possible before I get my final tube amp.
That said, the PL is so damn well made, reliable and easy to use. It’s dummy proof. You can do a lot of things wrong and it will save your skin.
Yes I have 8 tubes in my Evo 400 but they’ll last forever (hyperbole).
After some time, you will notice that the other stuff sounds marginally better. But you get that by running the tubes a bit hotter.
What PL achieves in sound quality while driving tubes softer is quite remarkable. PL gets a little more hate than the rest for being a European brand made in China. But I need to say, I have been so thoroughly impressed with quality in ALL areas of the ownership experience.
I was going to trade up until I got my Tannoys. It’s a match made in heaven...now I feel like I’m stuck with PL. First world problems.