Do you have a schematic you could point me to? I'm using about 95db efficient speakers and I don't listen to loud music, so I thought 2-3 watts might be enough. I keep reading about the DHTs and I thought if I'm going to build a replacement amp at some point, I might as well build one I don't need to replace any time soon, if ever. The 26, 10Y and 45 seem to have a consistently good reputation.
The only thing I think I'm sure of is that I'd like to build a single ended tube amplifier using excellent tubes and iron, and generating "just enough" watts to give me good dynamic range at listenable levels.
...small group, Gordon seems to be doing the most of a seemingly rare bird. I can't think of to many more in or out of production -Looks like Gordon Rankin uses parafeed output for his production 45 amplifiers, probably with SRPP drivers? Bottlehead uses it too. There just seem to be a bunch of examples out there, so there must be something to it.. I dunno.
Ok, in how many ways would this be a disaster? It's just the CCS loaded driver stage from Gary Pimm's design, with the filament supplies replaced with Rod Coleman's design - stolen from the 26 preamp thread, and from various other posts.