Here's my dillema: Last summer I was in my local Music Go Round and found a Mesa Boogie Road Ready Jr. and was instantly intriqued. I'd never seen or heard of this cabinet before and I'm a big fan of unique speaker combinations so the 4x8 + 1x12 combination all in one cab seemed like a great idea. I bought it later that week and picked the cab up with my dad's truck since I was out riding around with him that day. I get it home and play it and this thing sounds amazing, I definitely made the right choice buying this cabinet. It's punchy with great low end and can get a bit boomy, sounds great with a little distortion, it's super loud and carries a 5 string great. This is all well and good but the first time I go to move the amp I realize the problem. It's about 3" taller than my previous cabinet and won't fit in the trunk of my 2 door Honda. So the only way I can move this cabinet is to put it in the front seat of my car and that just barely fits so it is a pain to move this cabinet around. Well I bought a cheap new amp this year (Hartke Transporter 2x10 and 1x15 cabs) to play a few shows with since there was no way I could keep this beast in my tiny dorm room. I like these cabinets and they've served me well but it isn't really the sound I'm looking for. I've been recently trying to figure out what I can do about my situation, I love the sound of my Mesa cab but I want the portability of my Hartke cabs because when I'm at college 9 months of the year my Mesa Cab is basically useless to me so no matter how good it sounds that just isn't worth it to me since I'll be in school for 3 more years and I have no clue when I'll be getting a new car. This brings us to my current situation, I'm looking for a cabinet or set of cabs that can give me a sound somewhat similar to my mesa cab. The only solution I've thought of so far that I think would give me similar results would be the Ashdown Mini 4x8 and 1x15 cabs. Has anybody used these together? Can it give you a deep but punchy sound? Does each cab sound pretty good stand alone for practicing with a band? I've checked out the specs and the size and weight are A-OK with me, but I've never seen anyone around me carrying Ashdown cabs so I can't really go try them out. I've played a few Ashdown combos and I like the sound so I'm fairly confident buying them if others say these cabs are solid and sound good. If anyone has any other suggestions I'd love to hear them too, I just want whatever will work best. Also if somebody wants to buy a monster Mesa cab or Hartke cabs send me an email Edit: Almost forgot to ask, I can't seem to find any prices for the mini 15 online and I only found 2 stores or so selling the mini 4x8, does anybody know a good online Ashdown dealer?