Skylab please help - Decware csp-2 tube suggestions!
Sky, I need your help. I have ordered a Decware csp-2 amp and it should arrive in two weeks. I do not want to spend a lot on tubes (<$100). Which tubes (brand and model) do you recommend for the csp2 as the best sounding tubes at this price? Also where can I source them? Should I stick with the stock rectifier tube or do I need to change that as well?
Second question - I have a choice in headphones - I can stick with my Beyer DT880 600ohm headphones or replace them with a Beyer T1. Is the T1 really that BIG a step up from the Beyers DT880 and is it really worth spending $1000+? According to you which is the best sounding headphone below $600 (to be used with the csp-2). I like the balanced sound of the dt880's.
Third request - how long did you burn in the csp-2? Can I just leave the amp on with no signal playing through as a burn in measure or do I need to have a source playing music connected to the csp-2 as well?