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I would suggest choosing your tube well also. I personally like the sound of 45 or 2a3 tubes better than 300b or other triodes. Many will disagree, so try and listen to both. You are lucky to have 104db because you can use lower power. Agreed, Audio Note is great, Deja Vu custom amps are also good as well as Welborne Labs 45. Good luck.
Audion Silver Night II PX25
Audion Silver Night II PSE 300B
Audion Silver Night II KT88 ETSE
In the US, http://www.rayofsound.com/
Audion amps are little-known in the US, but outstanding. They also are one of the very few tube amplification vendors whose tube circuits simultaneously have speed and tone.
The Audiopax Stereo 88, SEP KT88
Take your pick of Wright Sound amps -- every one is a gem, and his sound is consistently objective, free of old school bloat.
Someone mentioned Welbourne Labs. Good route to consider.
Don't fail to consider an 845 tube amp -- that tube is loaded with tone and drive. Dared has some very nice power and integrated alternatives that are quite reasonable. DeHavilland and Audion too, in taller grass.
Check out the Decware amps (other stuff also available). I own a Decware SE84CS amp (1.8 watts/channel) (Select version of original Zen amp) driving Altec Lansing Valencia speakers. Terrific! The Decware ZSLA-1 preamp accompanies my all vinyl system. Great match. No noise issues, etc.
Both give opportunites to venture into NOS tubes.