I've decided to go lighter, the Focus is a little to sterile for me. So I've basically narrowed it down to two options. The Thunderfunk and the Eden 550. I do like the Eden sound and I have an Eden bag laying around. I really don't want another rack. I had the old traveler (300 ) and loved the sound but felt it was under powered into 8 ohms, but fine with a 4 ohm load. I play Blues, R & B, some Gospel. The only reason I'm even considering the TF is the owner "raves" here on TB. I'm running a LDS 2 X 10 neo and plan on adding a 2 X 12 neo. So I would love to here some comparisons from some who have played both. Also what quality is the direct out on the TF? I have heard the Eden's is quite good, I'd like to leave the Avalon U5 at home.