Got my 100W WGS BlackHawk last week, and I've been playing it almost every day since then. Comparing it to my Fane AXA12, Fane AXA10, Celestion Gold, and EV SRO/12 AlNiCo. The BlackHawk isn't fully broken in yet, but so far I really like it a lot. Very balanced and harmonically rich - great feel, especially with OD tones. Nothing negative to report - it's all very good. WGS has come up with a unique offering that holds its own among many other notable contenders. It's in very high contention for a spot in my setup. After only 4 days of comparisons between the 4 speakers, I can honestly say that all the speakers are truly excellent, each with its own unique voice and character, yet with the expected AlNiCo similarities, re chewy compression, sweetness, etc. I truly love them all, but I'll only be able to keep 2, due to downsizing my setup. FYI... For these comparisons, my Kingsley D32C has 2 x EL84 Mullards + 2 NOS Tesla EL34s for power tubes and a mix of great NOS preamp tubes. Comparatively speaking, the EV SRO is very in-your-face - as if you kicked in a compressor or boost. With a singing OD tone, it feels like molten liquid glass and rubber combined, under your fingers. The other 3 are very close, but not quite so intense and dramatic. I can see why many people love this speaker. The BlackHawk is the closest to the EV of the 3. The clean tones are much closer to each other - no dramatic differences per se. Just wonderful, unique variations of that AlNiCo beautiful, sweet clean 3D thing. The Gold does have the high mid/high sparkly, edgy thing that the others don't have, but some of that can be EQ'd in if you want. The OD differences are a bit more obvious. I can't say that one is 'better' than the other. It boils down to personal taste and tonal preferences and how they 'feel' under your fingers. Here's how I'm comparing/rating them relative to how they relate to my tastes. Let's say that they share many similarities, so I'll only list some of the differences and distinguishing features as I'm experiencing them so far... EV SRO/12 - fat/thick mids/low mids, more girth, LOUD, sweet, detailed, commanding, great feel WGS BlackHawk - defined, clear, stout, solid, creamy, beautiful vocal quality, great feel, not broken in Celestion Gold - nice upper mid edge, sparkly, not as thick/fat, leaner, sweet Fane AXA12 - nice mids, 3D, not quite as thick/fat, open, nice vocal quality Each speaker has a slightly different 'feel' under my fingers, which is a key part of the whole speaker/tone connection, IMHO. It's the Tempur-pedic effect! The EV SRO and BlackHawk feel the most inspiring to play, with the Gold and Fane not far behind. I wish I could keep all 4 of them. They are all excellent speakers. Maybe I'll figure out a way to do that. But to bring this first part of the review/comparison back into focus, I have to say that I am very impressed with the BlackHawk. I tried a Jensen Blackbird several months ago with high hopes, but it wasn't for me. The BlackHawk is stunningly good, and that's in the context of the EV SRO, Fane and Gold. That's saying something IMHO. This is a killer speaker - WGS has a big winner on its hands IMO. Highly recommended if you're into high powered AlNiCo speakers. That's it for now. I'll report more when I have more to reveal.