40Hz - yup same connectors.
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It doesn't - it has 10 lines, in fact. That connector was used, I believe, because it is more or less a drop in replacement (chassis-hole size wise) for the previously used plastic version. Even the plastic plug had / has room for more lines than are actually utilized.
I am using EML 45 solid plate with my amp at the moment but haven't tried any 2A3 yet. It drives my T1 well; it drove it better than my solid state Rudistor RPX33, giving it a full range phone feel with good mid bass pressence as well as going deeper in bass than the Rudi. Its main strength is good level of detail, speed, bass, 3D. Its over all presentation will depend on what driver tube is used. Currently I use mainly RCA blackplate Jan 6C8G (with good quality parts adapter) which seems very well balanced. Also the rectifier tube will has affect on the sound - I switch between Sevtek G34 and Philip Holland GZ34 double-D getters both have their strength, one gives a bit more ambience detail while the other has excellent power, bass and quieter. I don't have speakers yet so can't comment on that at the moment.
Because people won't buy a "tube" amp with a solid-state PS. Matter of perception, but I wouldn't be surprised if this changed in the future. Seriously. I've asked Craig the same question. I've spoken to Craig and I know he would prefer an all SS PS. The rectifier tubes shouldn't matter that much, as in affect sound, in the EC amps.
Edited by purrin - 2/27/13 at 11:52am