well folks, its official! I'm in love with my new setup!!! I just completed my rig: Stewart World 1.2 Acme LowB2 Series II Cheap Ebay rocktron preamp Dingwall Voodoo 5 (still in production) For those of you with Dingwalls, you HAVE to try them through an Acme!!! these things rock!!! I havn't got my own Dingwall yet (sold the old one) but I've tested my rig out a few times with Sheldon's shop-test-bass and it rocks!!! I can't wait till mine comes (pictures will be posted as they are available!) these acme units are everything that any reviewer has claimed about them. they go LOW and they are incredibly transparent and articulate (which is AWESOME when you compare it to a bass that can take advantage of said qualities.) Until now, I have played on old tube amp junkers that I've picked up with the $150 price range and to my ears, my old relics just couldn't reproduce a fraction of what the bass could put out... now my bass has met its match!!! I'm starting to think that the Stewart World 1.2 might have been a little bit of overkill on the power side of things... but I've got the 8 ohm version of the acme's, and I'm using only one channel on the stewart... so that would be about 600 watts for 4 ohms and around 300 watts for 8 ohms (i think) so I've got plenty to spare if I ever need to add more cabinets or run a mono PA with the other half of my stewart!!! one thing on the loudness issue for Acme's: I've played my rig in church, and heard another player use it. we were up against a piano (Miked) a guitar player (through a 200 watt guitar amp) and a drummer (not miked) and it was plenty of volume!!! believe me, there was PLENTY left over! I am so happy I could scream!!! I had paranoid visions when I heard people saying they were quiet that I wouldn't be able to compete at all!!! but the blend was excellent and the tone superb!!!!! seriously! for those of you with a Dingwall, get an Acme!!! for those of you with an Acme, get a Dingwall!!!! ever, Jeff Martens-Koop KEEP MAKING NOISE!!!!