All you're going to get is what the rest of us have, like or are trying to sell. Many of us love tubes, but sometimes they aren't done correctly (and price or name doesn't always mean anything). You have to understand that in the tube world, there really aren't new products or circuits. Like SS, it's the discreat components that are better, hence better sound...sometimes. Does the accuphase work well with tubes? Many of the true tec types will tell you that it's hard to match SS with tubes and visa versa. What is the cabling you are using? I've found, as have most, that it just as important as any other component you are using. I personally have found the AQ stuff to be the most neutral of anything I've heard, but some cables will tip up the top end (and often it's only distorsion) but people just think that's more revealing. Some will disagree with everything I'm posting. Are you able to get some of the tube pre's and put them in your system? That's the only true way that you'll be able to tell as the room is even more important. Just my 2 cents.
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