Hey, guys. Some advice/opinions needed here. I am currently running some edcor gxse 15-8-5 output transformers. All of the speakers I currently own are small monitor speakers. Right now I have small Fostex fe103en speakers running with my sse and for low volume and late night listening I really like them. After a few months break in I decided to crank 'em up a bit and see what they can do. I heard some distortion in the bass at higher levels and thought maybe it's the speakers. I had my amp wired in triode with no feedback. Didn't think I needed it with my speakers limited bass response. Well, I decided to try cathode feedback with them just to see what would happen. No more distortion in the bass. When I push the amp too hard it just starts to compress the sound but no fuzz type distortion in the bass. I noticed the same thing with my rca speakers which have more bass but still have small woofers (5") I plan on building some larger speakers, probably one of the pi speakers which have much larger woofers and deeper bass response. I could just wire my amp with cathode feedback but here's the problem...I think it sounds better without any feedback except for the fuzzy bass at higher volume. I can't quite describe what I am hearing but it just sounds better to me. I'd like to run it in triode with no feedback with the new speakers but I am thinking the bass will sound distorted this way. So after a long winded explanation (sorry) would I be better off getting some better transfomers before I build the speakers? Or maybe an output tube change would help? Or maybe the pi speakers would sound better with feedback no matter what transformers I have?