the best tube implementations don’t sound gooey. I found that the LCD3 was gooey enough on its own and didn’t need any help :)
But I understand what you mean. Anyway, if you like the WA2 and LCD3 combo, that’s cool.
And if you end up reconsidering SS, have you heard the Burson Soloist? I had that combo with my old LCD3 and it was very good. I imagine that NZ should have relatively easy access to Burson gear and the proper support.