I've been on vacation and very busy so I've got a few minutes to update. Do a search on my " Crest CA9 first time out" string to see those results. I hope this thread is not as controversial as the first. Pretty much like the first time out the Crest CA9 added to my Demeter VTBP201S and Bergantino NV610 rig was like opening a can of industrial strength WhoopA$$. The very punchy all around tone with the now even thicker/richer bottom end gravy gave my butt cheeks a real work out. The drummer actually took notice of the more pronounced bootay that was present. The second gig was the real big test for me. A large outside venue which has given me trouble in the past as far as hearing myself. Not this time. All though it continues to be the most taxing to hear, the CA9 made the diff. The next gig was smaller but also outside. I had to turn everything down for that one, but still had several gawkers breathing way to close to me and my rig. I've got a couple more outsiders left this season and will report.