First impression: power, obviously. We hear a lot about "moving air." This thing actually creates drafts. I'm getting better results with the decibel pad engaged, and I play a passive bass. That struck me as odd. I feel I get more clarity that way; less boomy, sounds more like "my bass". I still need more time with it, but I don't feel the same clarity and punch as when I had the 700-II and Neo 112. Take it to band practice tomorrow. I'm definitely glad I got it, as long as it holds up.