The EML is a little over by budget, but for a budget 2a3 Tube i really likes the Shuguang 2a3c.
Have you tried those up against the Shuguang 2a3c-t "nature sound" ??
How much of a Shuguang 2a3c "killer" is the Shuguang 2a3c-t ??
Is the Bass in the Shuguang 2a3c-t on pair with the Shuguang 2a3c, or is it way less...