Ok, so thankfully I pulled the sale (after minimal response), because I realized it was a mistake to sell the Mogwai. I'm currently putting together a more modest digital system for our living room, and considered funding with the sale - but, this is another story. Instead a grabbed a pair of Gold Lion KT88 for the Mogwai. It's early still, but these best every other tube I've used in this system. I'll follow up with more detail later, but my initial impressions match many of the reviews I've seen on these: clear, liquid mid-range, extended at both frequency extremes and solid imaging. My system - the goal was to put together a simple and affordable low power system that delivers plenty of tone, texture and drive into my Tekton Lore. Clearaudio Concept MM 'table, Parks Audio Budge phono pre (Telefunken 6922's) and the Mogwai with Sylvania input tube and the KT88's.