I had the LCD-3 until last Friday. They were sold, and I picked up the Stellia on Monday. I also have the LCD-4. I used to run 6BL7 or TS 5998 + ECC33 or ECC35 and Cossor 53KU fat base with the LCD-3. The Auteur will compliment the LCD-3 nicely. They have quite a different sound signature. I had them for a while, but ended up selling them to help fund the LCD-4.