I am partial to NEC's, cause I have a few, I like the picture they produce, and I have owned and seen other brands. But in your situation.... I'd try to find a good 9" unit. Maybe start there. Brand is optional at this point. May want to try some of the regular sellers here and see what you can get.
I would also consider how often I was going to use the PJ. If you get a 9" for $5,000.00, the tubes are probably going to have some wear on them to begin with. And when it comes time to retube it expect to pay some major cash. If you get a 8" for $5,000.00 it should have new or close to new tubes in it and when you do retube it, it will not be as costly.
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