I been wondering how much time your tube gear takes to sound it's best? My problem is it takes a good 45min before I really like how it sounds. Don't get me wrong it's not that it sounds bad just a little raspy. Normally I turn on the system then declick a needle drop while it warms up. Even then it takes about 15 of music playing through it to really open up. So mostly during the week if I have to work and feel like listening to music I look at the clock and if I don't have at least a couple of hours I don't bother even turning it on. I have turned it on and by the time it warms up I don't feel like listening anymore or something comes up like my wife wants to watch TV, she usually goes to another room. I sometimes miss the days when I could just turn it on and it sounded great based on my perception of what sounds good at that time. So anyone else experience warm up fatigue?