I bought a Crate V32 2x12 Palomino after watching a YouTube clip, on sale at GC for $365. I figured I could take it back if I didn't like it. It sounded pretty damn good right out of the box, but I had just scored an unbelievable deal on two MINT 20 watt G12S speakers, '72, with the 002 3 pulsonic cones for $135(!!!!!!) on eBay. These looked they had been in the box for 35 years, and since I liked the Crate already I figured what the heck and bolted them in. Holy crap what a tone! They are smooth, detailed, with an airy top end and no harshness or frequency bumps....a perfect compliment to the amp. Both the cleans and heavy gain tones are stellar. I put a Sylvania and RFT in V1, V2. I have a quad of Sylvania EL84s on the way, but even with the stock Sovteks it sounds glorious. It'll only be better with the NOS power tubes.