There's at least 1 YouTube video out there that makes me really like this amp. I think it sounds great but I don't put too much stock in what it sounds like through my headphones over the internet. It's the size I'm looking for. I'm almost put off by the price though. It seems too inexpensive...way too inexpensive for a tube amp. The tubes are pre-amp tubes though (The power amp side is solid state) so maybe that's why. Is it not surprising that it is so inexpensive ($180 for the VT20x 20 watt version). Also, I'm wondering if an amp with a tube pre-amp section and solid state power amp section is the best, or the worst of both worlds. Is it mostly power amp tubes that need to be replaced? Has anyone here played this amp and what do you think. It's competitors, for me, would include the Vox adio and the Yamaha THR. Both of those have 2 3" speakers vs a single 8" speaker for the VT20X, and are about twice the price, which is fine if its worth it. I just don't understand the pricing though and what that suggests.