I checked b stock, but I will continue to watch it. I saw inside the original lyr. I also poked around the Yggdrasil. I build my own tube amps, so I do have experience with circuits and what not. I actually just got a pretty nice scope with a built in distortion analyzer and a signal generator, so I am hoping to be able to show you guys what I am on about. One thing I wish I could get my hands on is a decent tube curve tracer. I did have a look at the coaster amp. I hope that the vali 2 does not run on low voltage like the coaster amp does. If it does, then it sort of confirms my theory, and then I can speak a bit more liberally. Tubes do not behave well at lower voltages and they really don't perform well when operated close to saturation. There are tubes that perform better than others in this region. And when I say perform I don't mean that one tube will sound better than another. I mean one will barely even work and the other will actually perform well. I am hoping this isn't the case with the vali 2 and that schiit used a voltage multiplier to boost the power supply voltage to run the tube in a decent region of the curves. If not, then I will see what I can do about making some mods and documenting the process.