I have little bit over two years old Bottlehead Paramount monoblocks built by me. They are meticulously built with great care. I built several kits and my own projects before I built those amps. They work great for over two years. They are coming with Electro Harmonix 300B tubes. Wood is finish in satin and top in silver with dark gray transformers. One of the 300B tube sockets has small chip but not crack in it. It came that way from Bottlehead.. I will include Bottlehead manual. Drivers and power tubes are included also. I run those amps around 300-400hrs. Check my other adds for Bee Pree matching color preamp.
Caps were update with German Rike Audio caps. These amps are coming with soft start (delay) circuit and they were last version.
Last kit price was around 1750USD Build kit would cost around 2500USD from Bottlehead.
• Power: 300B – 8.5 Watts, 2A3 – 3 Watts
• Bandwidth: 16Hz to 34kHz at -3dB
• Sensitivity: Full power at 1.56v (300B); about 0.94v (2A3)
• Gain: About 8 at the 8 ohm tap (21.5 dBV)
Amps can be easily rewired for 2A3 tube right now they are wired for 300B tubes with 8.5W each.
You can find more info here: http://bottlehead.com/paramount-v1-1-300b2a3-monoblocks-pair-kit-specs/
Check my other add for matching BeePree preamp.