Played 2 gigs over the weekend with the latest of Mike Arnopol's light weight 12" speaker boxes. 15 pounds made it easy to hand carry the block from parking to club with my EA Doubler and my DB. Both gigs were with jazz quintets with very powerful drummers. This box easily gave me the volume and tone to hold my own. Easy to hear myself and good comments from the soundman. I found it a bit broader sounding than the 88 and very high fidelity. At a price point around 30% less than the 88, it is a great alternative. At some point I plan on making a choice between one of them or the Thunderchild 12.