This is my first post on any DIY forum as I'm a newbie. I've just purchased a EAR834 clone and I'm on a small budget. (Inspired by Skunkie Designs). I can see 12AX7 are increasing in price and I have seen some builders are changing / modifying the kit to take Russian 6N2P which look great value. (I believe sound great!) There are post on completing this but nothing like how Skunkie would explain. Would it be possible to get your thoughts? I can share a link to the post if that helps?