Alpha 9500 for sale. $4950. Used it for about four years. No evidence that the tubes are "soft" -- I run the thing typically at about 1200 watts and I typically do so with between 25 and 35 watts, depending on the band. This is a very remotable amplifier and does a great job of protecting itself from you. If you are thinking about remote, this is one of the few amps you should consider. I would very much prefer to do this sale locally (meaning, anywhere in Arizona). This is a heavy object and a bear to ship, though I can do so if that's what's needful. Still have the original boxes. If you are close enough, I could put it back on-line and demo it for you. Only reason I am selling it is because I replaced it with an Expert 2K. The Alpha has been fantastic for me, a true workhorse. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this item further.