I have been listening to good hi fi for 30 or more years now, and had my pair of Quad 57s for most of that time. I have had various amps culminating in a Marantz PM4 which is fantastic. I have just refurbished the speakers and they sound so much better. CD player is a Marantz 63 Mk2 Signature. I listen to blues and prog rock almost exclusively.
So, I know the amp is good, but am I being stupid looking for a valve amp? I can't help but look at the Bewitch range. They seem to offering so much on the valve front, but I can't help thinking that the price is kept that low by using cheaper transformers and components. Bearing in mind that I am very adept at building electronics, is my money better spent on one of the current kits? Even then, the finished job would still cost more than the equivalent Bewitch.
Can anyone give me guidance? If I did go for a Bewitch, what level in their range would be right for me? I haven't found anywhere in the UK where I could audition them.