My new JD-100A arrived last Friday and the TJ Full Music 12AX7's showed up on Monday. I listened to the stock tubes a little over the weekend and was starting to wonder if this unit would be a keeper. My old modified Yammy sounded better - quite a bit better really. To be fair, they weren't broken in - but the stock tubes suck!
I put the TJ's and some Dynamat Xtreme in on Monday expecting to be less than blown away until the TJ's were broken in. I almost fell out of my chair when I turned it on. Holy ***t this thing sounds good!!! I'm not sure what to expect when they do break in but I'm already blown away. My 2B-TL's never sounded so good. Transparent, detailed, smooth, punchy, air, imaging, tone, etc., etc.
I was debating between the TJ's and Pavanes. The TJ's sound amazing but I'm still wondering what the Psvanes would sound like. Who told me about tubes -- this is all your fault!!!! Thanks, I'm lovin' it! Now, I just need to get Larry's rings installed.