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Ordered a Willsenton R300
I join Charles is affirming your enjoyment of the tube amp.  I listen to mine everyday and those 300b produce a sound more to my liking than any KT88 or high end SS amps I own.  Of course you need to pair them with the right speakers.  It is a mod... 
Those singers you enjoy,....that don't really have a great voice?
The top of my list is Billie Holiday.  Her singing makes me want to slit my wrists. Michael McDonald too, he had no business with a microphone.  
Ordered a Willsenton R300
A follow-up to my original post.  I have been playing my new CCS Audio 1TD-X speakers (87 db sensitive with an 8 ohm nominal impedance) and the Willsenton drives them nicely at normal listening levels, but runs out of gas at higher SPL's.  No SPL ... 
What am I missing?
Ditto Curtdr.  My seasoned audio friend parted with an integrated amp with an internal DAC to get a pure integrated amp so he needed a DAC.  I suggested the well-reviewed Topping D90SE just for the heck of it, but he bought it and is enthralled wi... 
System that sounds so real it is easy to mistaken it is not live
I recently attended a Connie Han Trio concert in an intimate room and the drums were so over-miked that it was hard to hear the other players.  No idea why the drums were even amplified.  I need a reason to get out of the house these days and enjo... 
Ordered a Willsenton R300
I am using the amp as a power amp at the moment, connected to my tube preamp. I assume the two 300b and 2 5U4G tubes are in play when it functions as a pure power amp and thus might benefit from tube rolling, but how about the 2 6SN7 and one 6SL7 ... 
1099 reporting with Zelle
fuzztone, I was uncertain where best to post this.  My apologies.   
Do I need a streamer?
Gents, Whew, a bit of light is shining on the issue so thanks very much for all your comments.  My pal with a similarly good system as mine used to stream from his iMac and went to a streaming/music server (NAD I think) and I noticed zero differe... 
Do I need a streamer?
As much as I read about music servers and streamers, I am still bewildered how they fit in my system which includes: Don Sachs preamp & KT88 amp; Willsenton 300b; Wells Audio Innamora,VTV EVO1200  Spatial Audio M4 Triode Masters So the stre... 
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
I tried tube dampers on the Linlai 6SN7 tubes in my Sachs preamp and they sucked the life out of the music.  They weren't the fancy one like Herbie's, just silicon rings.  I tossed them.   
Ordered a Willsenton R300
Charles,  Thanks for you encouragement.  You are the standard bearer on this forum for civility, audio knowledge, and good judgment... it has always been a pleasure to read your posts.    
Ordered a Willsenton R300
Gents, I have had the amp running for most of a week, now powering my Spatial M4 Triode Masters.  I had a musician pal come by last weekend to listen to some music. He knows my system very well and noticed the difference right away with the new a... 
Ordered a Willsenton R300
Thanks for the encouragement, Charles.  One potential limitation is the modest output of the amp.  I can almost turn it WFO with my Gallo Stradas which are 87 db sensititive and I could possibly bear it a bit louder (briefly), but still pretty muc... 
Ordered a Willsenton R300
I was informed that the amp would arrive at the end of November, but it actually showed up today!  I have it connected to my Gallo Strada's playing an FM jazz station.  The amp is a heavy beast and the fit and finish seems first rate, particularly... 
Ordered a Willsenton R300
Don makes a good point, mirroring what others who are aware of how better caps, etc, improve the sound of electronics.   The labor cost is no different if one puts in plebian caps vs better caps, the delta is just the cost difference in the caps. ...