My Juicy Music Peach II is One of the most musical and dynamic Pre Amps I have ever owned. Super versatile and able to match every Amp I have owned. I really believed that this pre would be with me for the long haul. But lately one aspect of it has begun to annoy me to the point of distraction and disatisfaction. Tube hiss. I have isolated the source of the hiss to the 6dj8 tubes which I have always found to be noisy, but tolerable. I have spent good coin for quality tubes but the hiss always returns. Right now the hiss is just starting to surface. But in my current system which despite my stated goal of musicality over reference analytical sound is just too damn revealing. And I have to face the fact that I have fallen into the same trap that I swore I would avoid. Chasing after this illusive sound and the gear I think will get me there. I find myself daydreaming while perusing Audiogon. Krell and Pass Labs Pre Amps. Fantasizing having them as my next pre. All the while, my faithful pre is still in the system proud to be there and doing its thing as if nothing's wrong. Maybe its not my preamp but me?