My Tortuga matches very well with my current Monarchy SS amps, but I also like variety. I am itching to try a tube amplifier to add to my collection of equipment to work into my rotation (I change setups every few months for the fun of it).
My two sets of speakers are both smallish bookshelve type (KEF 101 reference maybe 82 db/watt, and Soliloquy 5.0i 88 db/watt).
I don't need alot of power, often getting by with a single Monarchy SM-70 Pro at 24 w/ch, so I'm thinking 20-40 w/ch might be sufficient to satisfy me.
I appreciate pureness, saturated tonal colors, transparency, and good PRAT.
What tube amps might you suggest that might match well with the Tortuga? Note that I would likely lean toward new for a tube component, rather than used, and my budget could possibly stretch to $3K. A kit might also be an option as I might be able to talk my brother-in-law into building it for me.