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Hi Mike,

Yes, I'm using a SE EL34 tube amp.
I've tried PP before but could never get over the loss of
clarity when compared to SE based amps.

BTW, thanks for posting your detailed sonic impressions of the EL34.

I also hang out at the Decware Audio Forums and found out about the (relatively) short
lifespan of new production EL34s from the other experienced tube rollers there.
I don't dispute that new production EL34s could sound better than NOS.
However it is the much shorter lifespan which puts me off New Production EL34s for now.
New Production EL34s might cost less at the start but one has to multiply that initial cost by 2 to 3 times because of the tube loss factor.
Hence my personal preference for NOS EL34s.

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