Still awaiting delivery of my A6. But, I’m anxious and planning my setup. One of the main reasons I got the A6 was in my quest for a bedroom volume JCM800 1/2 stack. Number 1, it’s just too large/cumbersome to try and set up in the bedroom. And, number 2 I need to be in a cement bunker with headphones on to play it—which honestly would be fine with me. But, the neighbors don’t like it ;-) In any case, my bedroom setup currently is a fender super 60 1x12 (2x 6L6) and a JCM 2000 401 (2x EL84). To emulate the 800 sound now I pump positive grid software through in to the return of the 2000. It does ok. Just ok. I don’t hate it. But, in to the power amp of the fender 6L6 is garbage (as far as trying to get Marshall tones). But, the glowing reviews of th A6 I’ve seen have me hoping for a more faithful reproduction than the positive grid software. So, (finally) to the point—for anyone else out there trying to reproduce the 100w Marshall tones, is it necessary to plug the A6 in to an EL34 power amp to get “that tone” I’m after? I don’t have access to a low power EL34 setup, so I’m hoping to hear from anyone who may have tried the amplifire on both EL34 and EL84.