I seem to be gassing for one of these. How do they stack up? The control layout is brutally simple, that doesnt bother me. Does it have any tone? Is it glassy? grindy? gooey? godawful? Samash dropped the price to 499+tax, and with the 100 dollar coupon, thats a thousand watts of juice, and a tube front end for just under $440. If the head gets nods here, and my own listening test is positive, then my finger is getting itchy. Any thoughts?