I have been researching into the Acme B-1. I would love to hear one of these boxes but unfortunately there is no one that I can find that owns one anywhere in my parts. In fact at least on TalkBass, there is no one that owns a B-1 in Canada at all. What I have read leads me to believe that they are amazingly hi-fi although there are also some who say the low-end is unnaturally overemphasised but if you EQ it then what you have is amazing. I understand they are real power hogs but with the Focus it's not really an issue. IMO, the manufacturer's docs lead one to believe that the only way to get the low-end response they get in such a small box is with such inefficient speakers. Yet do the EA speakers (never heard one yet myself) not come close in terms of both clarity and low-end? Certainly the price is good although the weight at 31 lbs (compared to say 24 lbs for an LDS 3-way 1x8) is getting up there. There is interestingly, a short discussion on the Acme site about why they do not go for 8" speakers. I have read pretty much everything I can on TalkBass (and elsewhere) about the Acmes. I'd love to hear any other opinions.