For me, the cabs we're so good, I was intrigued st how good the amp might be. The reviews here helped, as did the Aus dealers service(George at Bass Gear Direct). Also, I'd just bought another quality brand class D amp that didn't suit me, A Genzler Magellan 800 and, again, the above mentioned dealer helped me out. I wasn't enamored with the B|Amp straight away, but the future firmware versions helped it become an indispensable part of my arsenal. I mostly use tube amps, AD200B or Super Bassman, but any gig where there's poor access OR poor acoustics, and most rehearsals, the BAmp is it.