Hey guys, I apologize for the long post but anyways, here's my story: I bought an iAmp Doubler a couple of months ago and I really wanted to love it, but the truth is there isn't much love going on. As much as I like its portability and some of its cool features, there are downsides I can't live with. To begin with, I had some issues with the amp when I first got it (bought it used). The power supply just gave up and then ALL of the 1/4 jacks eventually broke in two pieces, they were falling appart just by touching them (I still don't understand why they didn't used the metal ones in the first place, as they're as light and not really more expensive). But I can't blame the amp for getting broken... perhaps that was just bad luck. To me, the dealbreakers are more the loud pop when I hit that "mandatory" mute switch and then there's the sound I get out of this amp. Or perhaps should I say it's the sound I cannot get out of it. I've litterally spent hours trying to dial a sound I'm happy with, but that was all in vain (yep, I'm very picky, just like the rest of you!). I'm used to blend a FC and Ehrlund through a Headway EDB1, so I've tried everything to make my PUs work with the Doubler only. I've tried them individually; blended together or with a mic; with and without preamps in the signal chain; tinkered a lot with the EQ and other params; I've run it through different cabs but nothing would do it. And just when I tought I might have dialed a decent sound, I plug the Headway back in to compare and it always sounds so much better. This box really does a great job at capturing the acoustic sound or my bass, unlike my Doubler which I feel is killing that vibe, giving a much more flat and electric texture. That being said, I'm well aware that many of you in here like the Doubler, endorse or even designed it. And I'm happy you're happy with it! My point isn't to say it's a bad amp, on the contrary it's quite a good product. I just needed to explain why it's not for me, so I could get better guidance on the following questions: Now that I've decided to part with the Doubler, the other amp on my list was a dual channel AI Clarus. I was wondering if anyone as ever compared it with the EDB1? Would I find what I'm looking for in that amp? I don't have any AI dealer nearby and I would really hate to buy this amp only to find out it doesn't live up to my expectation. On the other hand, one of the best upright tone I've ever heard on a gig was coming from a FC through a Clarus, but I guess just not everyone gets the same results!?! I really dig the sound of the Headway, and I'm starting to think I should just stick with it and get a small power amp or powered PA. Any thoughts?