I will definitely try your tips. Work in Progress here. Currently have Krell Digital Vanguard, RME-ADI-2 DAC, Acoustic Signature Triple X, SPL Phonos, running into my older Vandersteen 2 CEs. Just got a SPL Perfomer 800 power amp and gonna try to find a tube pre to match(If you have any suggestions). Also very close to buying the new Spatial M3 Sapphires to replace the Vandys, Seems like a hoge-poge but I got a lot of this gear as hand me downs and trying to make it all sync. Appreciate any input as I am new to this tube stuff.