Just recently got a made in Vietnam Ampeg SVT VR- for the record, the amp sounds and looks as good as any other VR Ive seen or played through. Nails "the tone" as it should..... However..... The first time I plugged it in, I let it warm up for about 2 mins or so, flipped the "stand by" switch....and nothing....the light didnt turn from red to green, no volume.... after about 5 mins it did kick over. So I tried another wall outlet and this time it never kicked off of standby....even after 10 mins...I could hear some volume want to come out of it....it would come out very faint and then dissapear within 2 seconds. I could easily return it and wait a month until the shop gets another one in, but Im not that patient....so I called Ampeg/Loud and spoke to a pretty cool tech. he said: "These amps are extremely power hungry and require at least 115 volts out of the wall to kick off of standby. 110 volts wont do it." So I went and bought a voltage checker from Radio Shack and checked every socket in my apartment. Every socket that was under 114.5 would not kick the amp off of standby. Many of them were in the 112-113 ranges. Two were coming in at around 116v and those two would kick the amp off of standby after 2 mins of warming up. So...My question is....Is this normal? Has anyone else had this experience? Seems a bit inconvenient, espescially if youre at a gig and the outlets are less than 115. Should I return this head or is this truly the case with every VR out there?