I had this amp for about a month and a half now, and let me tell you, for the price, especially used, this thing ROARS! I've been using it with a modified Ampeg V4 (4x12) cabinet with 4 Eminence Basslite S2012s and this amp makes this cabinet sing. My first impression, run through the V4, was "Whoa!!" The notes were BIG, fat and knock-down punchy. It really woke the cab up. My Band Leader asked "what's that?!" after the first few notes.
The 2000 watt rating is pretty silly, but from my perspective, it's got lots of power to push the biggest cabs you cab throw at it (as long at total load is no less than 4 ohm). It's likely very comparable to most of the 800 watt class D amps out there, and those do not have the Tube preamp.
As for the tube preamp, it really does give this amp added warmth that I did not get from my solid state class D amp (TC Electronic BH250, even with the TubeDrive toneprint). With the BV1001T, I can get warmth, grit or downright grind from the Gain and Volume knobs if I'd like, and get it stupid loud from the Master knob (but be careful, if the Gain and Volume are pegged, a small movement from the Master will give a "pop" sound).
I've found my favorite setting is shown in the image below, at least from my 2x Ampeg SVT210AVs; the V4 has me dial down the bass knob to about 9 - 10 o'clock.
I do have a couple of gripes, but they are really just "why would they have done that?" things.
1) There are LEDs illuminating the interior to "simulate" tube illumination; it's just silly. I could have done without that.
2) Would have liked the 5-freq selector of the M version of the Veryon vs 3 on the T
3) "Veyron"? Sorry this is no super-car...
Bottom line is I think this is a very good amp. I think it's gotten a bit of bad rap with all the other Music Tribe history. Only question I have now is do I keep the BH250, or not. I really don't think I'm going to need it any further.
Bugera Veyron Tube BV1001T
2,000 Watt, ultra compact, class D amplifier with tube preamp