I am in the market for a new amp. Specifically an EL84 Class A, 2x12. I am looking at the AC30H2 or a Blackstar Artisan 30 combo. The latter receives fantastic reviews in all the magazines although I spoke to a friend who owns a very renowned UK store who said it was really disappointing. I must admit that having a channel with a master volume does seem appealing to me after using a Hiwatt DR103 as my main amp for a while now. Of course, the AC30 doesn't have this facility but from what I've heard it's a truly great amp. http://www.blackstaramps.co.uk/products/artisan/artisan30.html - very nice amp on paper I'm sure you'll agree.