All the talk about endgame can make us lose sight of what matters, enjoying music. I wondered to myself the other day how much better my amp might be over an ECBA or a Stratus, but then thought what does it matter? And what would knowing that change? Nothing. I'm happy and content and am enjoying music. All there is to it. :)
i wish i could do that as well and save money! but i do like tube sound and want amp/amps that use all the tubes i currently have.
as for ECBA, i didn't like it a whole lot.