I really REALLY want a tube amp or hybrid. The New Tube Company will "match" tubes when you buy them. But, I guess, this is different from "biassing" tubes? DO I HAVE THE SKILLS to own a tube amp? Is it going to be so difficult to replace tubes that I really don't want to mess with it? (The reason I want one is because I heard one years ago and fell in love with it...... of course the 2,000 dollar cd player and 2500 dollar bookshelf speakers it was hooked up to were nice too........) Anyone out there own a tube amp and change their tubes? How hard is it? I don't want to get into this if it's more trouble than it's worth. I make my own cables but balked at doing much of anything special to set up my turntable-if this gives anyone an idea on my skill levels. I am, strangely enough, the one all my friends call to help set up their new televisions or home theaters, or universal remote controls, but I usually end up doing these things after much research HERE. Thanks to any and all who take the time to respond!