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kr300bxls specs

Specifications Value
Pure Class-A Power (watts) 15-24
Plate Voltage Average (Volts) 450
Plate Voltage Maximum (Volts) 600
Plate Current Average (mA) 100
Plate Current Maximum (mA) 160
Plate Dissipation (watts) 70
Transconductance (mA/V) 4.8
Grid Voltage -95
Amplification Factor 3.6
Plate Resistance (ohms) 650
Load Resistance (ohms) 2000
THD (%) <0.1
Power Output (watts) 18
Filament Voltage (volts DC/AC) 5
Filament Current (A) 1.9

These are the specs of kraudio of the US.
I have had output transformers wound with a primary Impedance of 1.5k and they are rated at 180mA. Given the load impedance is 2k will this be too much of a problem?
The other iron which was intended for PSE 300b's should allow me to have adequete b+ (395-0-395 V @ 350mA)
So i think i might go for the 300bxls's unless i read otherwise.
My only concern is of course reliability of the tube and long term availability.
Anyone got any thoughts?