Thank you, Northpaw. It's folks like you who make me feel I can get good advice here. FWIW, I swapped out the Large Advents for a pair of Dahlquist DC-8s, and I was underwhelmed. The Large Advents rawk, in comparison. My humble view. I would like to get a pair of the fabled DC-10s, to experience. And for the record, just between us, SS gear does seem to my ear, to distort fairly quickly moving up from low volumes. VERY powerful SS gear does not do this as much, but I have a strong preference for tube gear, at all volumes. My humble opinion. So far as the systems I have heard. In my 60 years. It is my birthday today.