Thanks for the feedback. I occasionally find even my modded Clears to be a bit too forward from MM/MCTH. So maybe NBM would work for me. Curious about the sound of a transformer coupled tube amp. In any case, I already pulled the trigger so I'll find out in a couple of weeks or so. Going through the glossary page to clarify the definition of "laid back", I came to the realization that I probably fall into the camp preferring the "warm [email protected]" sound. Even more off topic, is 650K that much more forward than 650M? We now return you to regularly scheduled programming.