took delivery of this chinese valve amp yesterday and sneaked it into the house this morning so her indoors won't see it yet, timings everything. Arrived from Hong Kong in three days well packed, large and heavy. Inserted the four EL34's and two 12AX7's and connected directly to my old Nad cd without the pre and to my speakers. Switched on and waited for it to warm up, theres no click to let you know its ready like my hybrid. Smells and works like an electric fire, no need for central heating with this beast. Initial thoughts are it works fine, no hum or anything else nasty, just beautifully clear, a bit lacking in bass at this level as its only 7.30am and I dare not crank it up yet.