Well I did it & bought an UA. I was holding out, thinking the Hotplates were good enough(they are good!) I tried a UA over at Marks Guitar Loft & caved in! in the past I would use the hotplate & only knock the dBs down a few, but now with an infant in the house, I wanted something I could play at home & not color the sound too much. I really understand the hype I have been reading here for the past few years! Great product!