My goal was simple. Accumulate as much stereo equipment as possible before my wife and I decide to have kids. I've had too many friends warn me that when the babies arrive, so does the money that funds your system. A special thanks to my very understanding wife who puts up with me and my constant false-promises that I'm 'done' getting anything new. And to my father, who sparked by incessant passion at a very young age, and who has loaned me more pieces that I can count, much to his dismay.
I've been busy, lots of changes has taken the system to new levels.
Kr8008 sorry for the delayed response I've not been here this last month. The sound I enjoy the most is with Amperex Holland 7025 (12AX7) and 6DJ8. I use Amperex US if I can't get Holland or France. I tried Mullard but still prefer the Amperex. In a pinch I can use Jud's stock tubes and if that was the only choice could be satisfied with them, the sound is still special !
Very nice system thanks for posting !!!! How are the Joules working out for you ? I wasn't familiar with your speakers so I found a review and they happened to be compared to the Watt Puppy 8, my current speakers. I use the Joule VZN-160 with the WP-8 which I find to be an alluring combination that I can't seem to move away from !!!!