Haha. My point was that I would gladly take the Stax over the HD-800. It was no reflection on the Mainline!
Just today, I accidentally was listening to the T1s via the Mainline and forgot to switch to balanced and high impedance modes. Even working with its hands behind its back (so to speak) I was still marvelling at how good it all sounded
It might be weird that I actually prefer the T1s + speedballed Crack/Mainline combo to the SR-507 + SR-323s. But 007 or 009 are totally a different story
Haha, thanks for your suggestion. I didn't mean that I regret buying the GEC, just I couldn't get it for a better price. The GEC is truly one of the best power tubes for OTL amps, and it is my favorite tube for my Crack, but the fact that a single power tube costs nearly as much as the price of a Crack itself somewhat doesn't make sense, IMHO.
Edited by Aeolus Kratos - 4/30/14 at 3:29am