I have not tried it with a Noise Nuke yet.
I tend to run things like this off my lab-supplies if I think it’ll help (or at least to see if it does). Though it sounds just fine via the specified SMPS so far. I haven’t gotten around to doing any proper measurements yet, nor any audition-type listening, so hard to say if there are less audible/lower-level issues there.
I like the tone and the character of the little thing enough that I am planning an “all-out” build of it. Not because I think that will be in anyway cost-effective (it won’t), or that it will necessarily noticeably improve the performance, but purely because I think it’ll be fun to do.
But I am planning for a dedicated, internal, low-noise LPS with proper filtering, capacity and regulation, digitally-controlled 128-step analog volume control, front-panel adjustable digitally-controlled bias offset (with defeatable LED metering).
Ideally I’d like to use the digital bias control as a per-channel offset to a “master” bias setting, so you can dial in each channel to account for tolerance variations, and then use a single control to ramp the final bias voltage up or down, while listening, for both channels at once.
And then when I have all of that done, which will be using standoffs/additional boards connecting to the current stock PCB via wire, if the results are fun enough I’ll draw up a new PCB to accommodate the appropriate extra elements (e.g. the digital/analog attenuators etc.) and shock/vibration isolate the NuTube, likely on a separate, shielded, carrier.
Displays/meters and controls would be on another board, isolated from the main one.
Then a shielded metal enclosure, with appropriate cut-outs, and a view-port on top on which I plan to put a nice prism, so you can see the NuTube while keeping it safely shielded on all sides except the top.
Absolutely massive overkill.
And more about fun/variety/experimentation than necessarily improving the sound.
Chassis-excepted and LPS-excepted, it’s probably another $100 to $150 in parts. And between parts selection, circuit design, and actually putting it together, testing, and tweaking probably 100-150 hours or so of work give or take the time to layout a new PCB and panels.