I'm glad that my design was useful, the ECL/PCL86 amplifier sounds nice and for my first amplifier I was also positively surprised.
Buddy, I suggest you start a new DIY topic and share materials for other DIY enthusiasts.
However, over time, the magic eyes began to annoy me and I took them out. The amp is a bit underpowered but other than that it sounds great.
As another amplifier, I used the project from the link below on the EL84 https://majsterkowo.pl/jak-zrobic-wzmacniacz-lampowy-se-el84/
The game is better in my opinion than ECL/PCL86, besides about 5W per channel, not 2W. I recommend trying to build it in the future.
In general, you would need to choose speakers with good efficiency and soft bass suspension for a tube amplifier, then the amplifier will transfer the bass beautifully.
And when it comes to DREAM Reducer, I had the opportunity to listen to it, and I will say that it did not captivate me with its sound, although it plays correctly and is PP, but for me it has a lot of minuses.
Firstly, it's not cheap.
Hits for PP are expensive but if someone can afford ...
PP network transformers are also expensive.
Double the number of lamps so the price does its job.
Secondly, the bass-trebble equalizer - for me, an unnecessary gadget
I compared my EL84 SE with this PP and with my speakers, and to be honest, apart from the power, I didn't notice any differences.
Well, this is my subjective assessment, if someone is "burning" to build PP, I'm not discouraged, once I wanted to do a project on the EL34 for training, but so far the prices are scaring me away and the trouble with getting them.
Well, in the DIY EL84 project, you can use the same transformers as are used in Bambino, so recovery.
TG2.5 will approach EL84 because it has taps that allow you to use these transformers, it's about TG2.5-1-666 and network TS40/29/676
My amplifier cost about PLN 200, I mean EL84, i.e. two speaker transformers + mains + EL84x2 and ECC83 tubes.
Regards and good luck to all builders...