Well, I have till the 20th to return a Hartke A100 ...100watts and a 15 inch alminum speaker,xlr out etc. I am very happy with this combo at 100 watts for what I do. (No external speaker jack.) I found a Ashdown 15-180 "Blueline combo" with 180 watts and a lot of extras including a fan (Hartke seemed to get warm) and its about the same price......(with external speaker jack and same extras as Hartke) I am not concerned with sounding like anyone in particular, just want good deep , loud base that I can control with some mids and maybe alittle highs! Will this Ashdown have the lows like the Hartke and with the added 80 watts, will I be happier not having to turn it up to 7 or so to here myself......mostly small venues or a P.A. Can't find in any stores in AZ so will have to order online so some opinions would be greatly appreciated......HELP!