Before anyone flames me, let me start by saying that I have always used Ampeg Cabs (20+ years) and likely will continue to so so for the forseeable future (or at least until I fry my American SVT 1x15 and two SVT 2x10's). I don't own any other brand of bass cabs. Having said that, I tried out a couple of the NEW Vietnam built cabs and I am suprised at how bad the quality control is. Example: I reached behind a 1x15 to plug in a speaker cable and when I pulled my hand from behind the cab... the plate (now a cheap sticker) listing the power info as well as the serial number was attached to my finger. It literally fell off in my hand after I just brushed against it. I played a EBMM SR5 through an American SVT head through the 1x15 and it didn't sound right to me. No idea why. Just didn't sound as warm as my MIA Ampeg stuff. I tried a couple of these cabs and had I been just starting to consider Ampeg products, I would have walked away. Also, the construction seems a bit flimsy. It doesn't seem as solid as my gear (likely all built between 2003-2006). Different woods? Speakers? I hate to say it, but the next new cabs I buy will be Bergantinos. Not a chance I would be caught playing this junk. BTW, I am Canadian, so I am not just being patriotic and slamming a company for cutting jobs in the US and moving production to the far east. In summary, if you are as much of an Ampeg fan as I am, buy as many MIA cabs as you think you may ever need. Or buy Bergs, Epifanis, etc.