For those QC oriented people I thought I would post some pics of the new ac15CC innards for your amusement. I have to say that I am pretty happy with the build quality of the amp at the price point, the thickness of the chassis and pcb, the ruggedness of the hardware including screws and bolts, and the quality of cabinetry. Still not happy with the verb but as you can see from the pics they ain't using the highest quality tank. I have now installed a Vox blue to try it for a few days - my initial reaction was that the wharfedale sounded more suited to the amp but thought I'd let the blue break in a while before I get picky. BTW What a nice touch imho that none of the tube sockets are pcb mounted...kudos to Vox. Any of the brightness concens I had are now over - once I changed the preamp tubes to JJ's instead of the Chinese loaded ones, the bottom opened up even more and the top end sounded rounder. It is sounding grand.