I purchased an as new Littlemark II from a reputable dealer, and it was dead on arrival. I own two Markbass 604s (4x6" speaker cab, 600w at 8 ohms) and need something to drive them with a good DI. I play a 5 string. When I went to purchase the Littlemark III I was disappointed to see they are now "Designed in Italy and Manufactured in Indonesia". That was a game changer. I like a classic tone and am considering the Ampeg Portaflex...does any one know if these are made in the USA? Also, any other recommendations on new amps for less than $700 would be much appreciated. Thank you.