whirlwind, that is an extremely nice offer of you!!! I greatly appreciate the offer, but my tube is intermittently acting up, and for the most part its been good today. I can deal with it until the new one arrives. I believe Lloyd is air mailing me the new one, so it will be here shortly. Thanks again for the kind gesture and trying to help me out. BTW, you were one of the main head-fiers who directed me towards this combo! Good ear!!!