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RE: final update ....

From what I have read, some people think that one of the biggest differences in amplifiers is caused by distortion. I want to investigate that before I do anything else. I have picked out a nice little schematic for a simple pp 6bq5 that I will be bread boarding in the not too distant future I hope. If I don't hear enough difference between the SE and PP amps I will have to start looking at other things.
I am already doing what you suggest about listening to familiar passages. I have several cd's with tracks on them I know very well, and that is what I listen to when comparing amps. The tracks includes various instrumental selections as well as some vocals. Some are lively and some are less so. I think I am testing with a fairly broad range of music including jazz, classical and pop.
I couldn't agree more about having an advantage for building, but it is also important to try and build the best amp I can for the least amount of money. It's a challenge I enjoy. I have mentioned in other posts how I do not believe in spending mega bucks to chase what I call the last 5% of the asymptotic sound quality curve because you very quickly reach a point of diminishing returns. You have to make trade offs sometimes, but that is to be expected in any project.

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