not a fan of this too... just an annoying setup (but much love for those that might like this sound). the shuttle series sounds fantastic w/ the ae series. really liked the 6.0 i tried w/ my sadowsky. EQ on the amp melds beautifully w/ the voicing of the cab. another one to think about is swr's headlite. one of my fav new ultralites out there, and given my great appreciation for the headlite's EQ section, wouldnt be hard to find a great sound w/ the ae cab.