That would be great with the LCD-3. My LCD-3's really appreciate the extra power of the TS 5998's. Also consider 4 * 6BL7's. Check earlier posts for details. The rectifier that Badas recommended is a good bang for the buck rectifier. Start with that one. I personally wouldn't spend too much on a rectifier. There is a big thread on here discussing the various rectifiers, but I couldn't hear most of the differences mentioned on that thread. All a rectifier does is control the voltage drop... A tube headphone amp will never be as quiet as a decent solid state amp. I also run a turntable and a tube phono preamp. In theory, it doesn't get much noisier than that, but really any "noise" is only barely audible during the quietest passages of the music. (Disclaimer: I'm going to demo a solid state Audia Flight phono preamp this weekend. More costly than my existing phono preamp, but will it sound as good?).