wow... lowest ebb. I can’t even capitalize the wow. In my journey in audio I gravitate toward low efficiency big drivers driven with massive watts. I get the seduction of little tube amps and efficient speakers. It can be a seductive sound. But the big manly drivers driven with a truck load of watts have a sound to. It’s not just a light floating haunting sound. It’s a air moving, skirt blowing raw energy. My Alon speakers with updated drivers drink watts. They are the kinda speakers that reveal when the big watts come out to play. The base tightened and became forward in the sound stage when I went from 200wpc to 843 wpc. The next change was to 100wpc Tube. Great sound (stupid unreliable amp). So my big amp is doing its duty as a paper weight leaving my Alons back to a tube pre and SS 200wpc Power. A nice sound but just temporary. I finally loaded my new hidden rack with all my theater gear. That means my 200 wpc Outlaw amp went to theater. That left me with no amp for two channel. I stole my bedroom el34 single ended 9wpc amp and hooked it up to my thirsty Alons. Sure the top end is floating and airy... but what is missing is the entire bottom end. The magic is gone... nothing wrong with the Little amp. Sounds great with little efficient speakers but it left the Alon’s sounding like a thoroughbred Horse that’s been neutered and has lost its will to run again.