OK so I have a taken a look see at this new little baby and it has my interest peaked. Quoted from FB Introducing the 2nd Generation of our Popular High-Powered SHUTTLE® and SHUTTLE®MAX Amplifier Designs New 3DPM Circuitry for Increased Headroom and Bigger Output Our Proprietary 3DPM Also Provides More Heft and Girth to the Individual Bass Notes ... More, Available Tube Gain for Improved Tonal Versatility (STL9.2) Enhanced Cosmetics So what is the "More Axailable Tube Gain"? Hotter signal/more db? I did not see the "enhanced cosmetics" on the 9.2. Is that just on the 12.2?