VAC is always highly regarded and one I thought I'd always try if I went to a tubed amp. Don't know what your budget is, but there's a Phi 200 for sale here now that might be worth looking into. Best of luck.
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If you like the sound of your Sonic Frontiers amps, then a CJ amp may not be for you as they sound 180 degrees from one another in the sound department. The SF Power series of amplifiers are anything but tube sounding, border lining on a solid state sound, whereas the CJ amps are very tube sounding with lush mid-range and a sweat hi-end extension. I am not surprised to see that you paired the SF3 amps with a CJ pre-amp to get some system warmth.