The Dared arrived today! It didn't ship with a rectifier tube (seller broke it during packaging) so I had to pick up a temporary one from a guitar shop nearby which ended up being a blessing because it was one of the only places that carried a 5Y3 and it was 10 minutes away. It's' a Sovtek 5Y3GT tube made in Russia (know nothing about tubes yet, so I'm not sure where this stands as far as sonics go in the audiophile tube world). It shipped with the stock signal tubes.
I have a few things to run by you guys. The remote control does not work properly. Pressing the volume up button turns the Dared down. The volume down button does nothing. I'm hoping this is a weak battery issue?
Next thing is hum. I'm definitely getting some hum from the speakers with or with out music playing. Is this normal with tube preamps?
Thanks in advanced for the help!