Well, Its been a real long time since I've reported but my project did not die!!!!!!! 'au contraire mon frere' and my sister/s ; ) I studied the papers sent by Roy and connected the boards together in my Pas-3 chassis. Initially I hooked the preamp up to another project amplifier that I had been using. The amp was a Dynaco St-120 that underwent almost complete gutting and replacement with goods from "updatemydynaco". I had used the amp before and was never let down by it. To make a long story short, when the two worked together, there was a very prominent hum- much too loud to enjoy music. I thought I had done something wrong. I took the preamp with all paperwork to someone I trust in town and he could not find out what the problem was. I was prepared to turn my back on the preamp, but fate would not have it. In the mean time I had (very luckily) come across a tube amp made by Decware. It is called the Torii Mk IV. When the preamp is connected to this amplifier, there is no hum. It is silent. it is glorious. Not only in that it is silent in the back ground, but it is glorious in how the two play together. I have heard some pretty good stereo systems (OK nothing in the 30K range), and I have heard all the progressions of my stereo systems- but I must say that I am flattened by how the tubes4hifi boards perform. This preamp is revealing, confident, honest, smooth, rich, melodic, the adjectives could go on, but why? I have heard nothing better between my sources and my amplifier. The combination just floors me. And it does so on many stages. I have run this combination, the Decware/Tubes4hifi equipment on everything from a Foster 103t double mouthed horn, to an Altec 755 sealed cabinet (JE Labs), to Electro Voice 12trxb's in simple Bass reflex, to a pair of Hartley Holton A's. All combinations are wonderful. Finally, my upstream equipment can present the best of what these speakers have to offer. This has all become a reality because of Roy's circuit engineering and modest pricing. I cannot thank Tubes4hifi enough. It is so nice to just know that audio "home" is here. I suppose the only thing I could do would be to try my hand at an SP14 partnered with a PH-16 (a little while down the road, but not out of sight). For now, I'm just another satisfied drifter on the the next note. Thanks Roy!!!!