I got a chance to try this thing out. I pretty much expected it to be a little brittle with the new Blue speaker, but I was still floored by the overall touch sensitivity and tone of this amp. It doesn't let you get away with anything! I was in a small room (you know the room with the better amps) and I was able to turn it right up with the door closed. I tried both channels pentode, triode mode, bass shift, etc. It was the first time I got to play through a Vox AC at a pretty decent volume. One thing I am concerned about though. At $1,400.00 retail, I don't want this to be a "bedroom amp". I am kind of different in the respect that if I am going to spend that kind of cash, I want to be able to play it out. I am getting some people together to start rehearsing. I went to start up a roots rock combo. Is this little amp going to be enough for a medium sized club? It just doesn't seem like enough to fill up a stage. Perhaps an extension cab? This is a gem of an amp. For anyone out there who has one, your feedback would be greatly appreciated.