So after getting Phil's cell # last night from Dan Leonard after he told me that Phil would be in Boston within the next few days I left a message and got a call back tonight at around 6:30 from Phil who said that they just left Rock City Guitars but wanted me to try out the stuff so they were going to head back over and meet me. First of all, this is pretty amazing to me and a show of how nice the guy is. We get there and they bring in the Briefcase (110 watts, two 5" speakers in a ported cab the size of.....a briefcase!) and I plug in with my passive fretless 4 string. It sounded wimpy and weak...and I was surprised considering the reviews guys on Talkbass gave it. Phil then told me that this is a prototype and they have to tweak it for passive basses and were working on that for the final product. So I plug in a 5 string Atelier Z...low B through 5" speakers would sound bad right? WRONG!!! This thing pumped and thumped. It gets loud....louder than a 1x10 combo, louder than a mid-range 1x12 combo. And the tone is so clean and natural it's amazing, totally unreal. I slapped, played fast runs, thumpy groove type stuff and it kept up and could take more, I could tell. It's very cool in that it's 110 watts, and 4 ohms...140 at 2ohms. It has a preamp out that allows the internal amp/speakers to keep working so you can have this 110 watts and plug the preamp out into a power amp into another cab and have more power and speakers without having to rely on drawing from teh smaller internal amp of the combo. It could easily keep up with a jazz trio/quartet and will work perfectly for my worship band setting. They then brought in the Six Pak and the 9B cab. I played the six pack alone first and the thing sang like crazy. My bass still sounded like crap...but this time it's because I could finally hear its true sound and the true sound needs a preamp and maybe some new pickups...sigh. The Atelier was massive through it and rumbled the store. This thing is so clean and natural sounding through the entire spectrum, from low B all the way to the last fret on the G string. Truly amazing combo. They added the 9B to it and it was like getting his with a ton of bricks. This combo of speakers rumbled the entire store. THe walls and ceiling rattled and the tone was unbelieveable. It was just massive and clean and natural. The same as at the lower volume but just louder. It has the sound of Anthony Jackson's recorded sound, even the low B. The fundamental was there and thick, absolutely perfect. They then brought in the big huge ported cab they ahve on the website and I played through that with an 8T (I think) and the big head they have. I was a little too close for the sound to develo completely but I could feel it and hear it rattling the whole store. It was so clean but yet thick if that's possible. My favorite was the Sixpack/9B combo...that would put an SVT rig to shame, seriously. The best way to describe this amp would be the meatyness of an Eden 410 XLT, the punch of an Ampeg 8x10, the clarity of studio monitors and the naturalness of high end home audio speakers. Seriously this line of amps and speakers is the best of everything out there combined into one product. I'm getting the Briefcase in January when they're available and adding on with a bigger rig when I graduate and start working full time. This stuff is the real deal, believe me. Oh yeah, I forgot to say that Phil let me try out his Ken Lawrence 6 string and that thing is killin! The amps/cabs made each bass sound so distinct through it. I'd never heard anything like it before.