So, my Iamp800 is in the shop for some repairs and I have a gig coming up. I wander down to the local GC to check out if they have anything that will fill in for the time being. Hmmm...GK 1001: lightweight, about 750w at 4 ohms, solid state, what the heck. I buy it with the full intention of returning it tomorrow if I don't like it. I get it home, plug it in to my two EA CXL112s and WOW! This thing is very clear, very articulate, pretty easy to plug and play and SERIOUSLY LOUD! I have to use the -14db pad on the input, I have the input volume set at "12:00" and I can still barely turn the thing up to "9:00" before stuff starts flying around the room. My cabs were really opening up nicely and I was hearing the kind of volume and punch for which they are infamous. I knew there was an input gain problem with my Iamp and this GK proves it without a doubt! My Iamp should be tearing my head off and the last several shows it has barely put out a whimper compared to this GK. The GK seriously puts out! For the money this is a great amp for those looking for a clean, clear, quick and punchy tone with some serious horsepower behind it. Returning may no longer be an option!