I've been playing my new Avalon U5 DI through my Eden rig, and it sounds excellent. However, I bought it to use as a pre-amp to the PA when I play smaller gigs without a stage amp. So today I hooked up the U5 directly to the input of one of my Mackie SR 1530 powered PA cabs. It's got a double-ported 15-inch driver, a 6-inch mid-range driver, and a 1-inch horn driver, all with built-in tri-amp power. There are two 100-watt amps, one each for the horn and 6-inch, and a 300-watt amp for the 15. I played both my Lakland 55-94 and Fender Jazz FMT through this rig, and WHOA! I'm thinking I've got a bunch of Eden stuff for sale. What was really amazing was that, as great as most of the EQ presets on the Avalon sounded, the basses sounded fantastic with the U5 EQ bypassed. This is definitely [note correct spelling] the way to hear what your bass really sounds like [excuse hanging preposition]. It was so clean, I didn't know whether to kill myself or go bowling. Seriously, it'd be a kick to take this stuff to some coffee house gig or jazz thing and just use the U5 and SR 1530 as a rig. Mighty tastey. And it could be yours for about $1500.