Continued from: http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53205
I was about to sell the audible illusions on here and decided I better give it one last listen. Crap I realize it sounds better than the pv7. Now what? I tell myself not to panic. I've got 2 telefunken ecc81's on the way.
They get here today and I put them in and now I've very blown away with the pv7. It easily sounds like a $1000 pre-amp.
My simple rig I couldn't be happier with:
Carver m1.0t amp
CJ PV7 pre (all telefunken, 3 ecc83's from russman $75, 2 ecc81's from ebay $67)
Jolida JD100 (groove tubes for now but GE 5751's on order)
cheap 10+ year old monster speaker cable
Polk SDA 2b speaks