Apart from a 30W EL32 pushpull amplifier that I sold before having finished building it, this is my first experience from valves. I bought a readybuilt Heathkit valveamplifier kit for a penny. There were some problem with hum and noise so I butchered it and turned it into a pure poweramplifier using the ECL86-tubes. This is my primary domestic amplifier. The 7-8W is enough for me.

The Heathkit is definitely dead by now. When one of the tubes died (a sudden and definite dead - blunt force) I started to remake it into a 1626 Matrix. And when I had come that far I found I had painted myself into a corner ....