Could not resist buying the following budget integrated EL34 SET amp from China - 8W per channel, about 7.4kg and with a toggle input selector!
|Internals of the amp|
This amp took a while longer to be run-in before sounding right. Since I no longer have access to the other unit for comparison, believe this white unit require the volume knob to be turn to about 11-o'clock before the volume was equal to about 10-o'clock on the previous black unit. It is grunty enough to drive my DIY LS 3/5A with AB1 without issues.
Will update again once I have more listening opportunities with my new toy ...