I just had to do it, snagged it for a great price so I figured why not. This will be a fun comparison to my current CA DacMagic, which I like alot! The Alpha DAC is coming with Amperex 12aX7 (2) tubes (hint, hint...any tube rolling recommendations). From what I've read this DAC is no slouch even though it's dated, buy mated with the right tubes it can rival a lot that's out there today. Truth or fiction? We'll find out shortly.