I finally got to try out my new Aguilar db680/Crest V1500/Eden setup in a band situation today. It was great! I could hear all of my notes with better clarity than with my M-2000. I kept everything flat, except a boost on the bass knob for some fatness. Very impressive! Also, the extra wattage was noticable as my speakers seemed tighter, and my sound was cleaner (600W VS 2000W). At first I was a little unsure if my 'upgrade' was really that. Now, I would not have it any other way... ...but I do dig the Eden Navigator pre!