I picked up my LDS Neo 3x8 a couple of hours ago and have been playing through it in my practice space for about an hour, using a Walter Woods Ultra and a Sadowsky NYC Vintage 5 (Alder/RW). It is obviously not broken in yet, and I haven't had it in a 'real' playing situation, but here are first impressions, since quite a few people seem to be interested in these cabs at the moment. I believe this is the first 3x8 Neo that Don has built. It has 3 Neo B&C 8" Speakers (I believe I have the name correct) mounted in a 'triangle' orientation (there is a picture of a similar cab on the LDS website), and is 5.3ohms. It has a front port and I opted for the Selenium tweeter to assure sizzle if I need it. Don says the cab weighs in around 45 pounds or so.... it actually feels lighter than that. I would think that eventually Don would be able to get that weight down a little bit more, playing around with different woods and bracing, etc. Of course, his Neo 2x8", which will probably be a very popular cab with upright players, is significantly smaller and lighter. The balance of the cab, handle placement, etc. is great... you can carry it one handed or two handed (you can tell I'm getting old... I spend more time on the weight and 'carryability' than the sound ) Fit and Finish.... very, very good. I opted for the spray-on coating, and it's just great (similar to the newer EA stuff). Setting it next to my carpet covered cabs (which I keep very clean), it just looks cleaner, higher quality, better (IMO). It has two side mounted handles and a bottom mounted spring handle for use as a 'tilt back' mechanism. Don mounts his tweeter control on the side of the cabinet. It is flush mounted... and what a great idea... no reaching around on the gig if you decide you need a little more or less high end. The blue baffle board looks very nice, and the metal grill is bomb proof. There are two 1/4 inputs. I did not specifically request a 'speakon' type input, since I assumed this would be the standard connection by now on all 'higher-end' cabs. I will probably ask Don to put one in... there's plenty of room on the plate. I would recommend that Don makes this a standard feature on all his cabs. Sound.... I purchased this cab to be used in a small group jazz setting. I play quite a few trio gigs with either piano and drums or guitar and sax/trumpet. In those settings, there is usually very little room on stage and I strive for a very articulate, warm mid-heavy sound... not a lot of low end boom that would get in the way and muddy up the mix. However, I wanted to be able to dial in enough sparkle on the high end to slap when playing 'smooth jazz tunes' when they are occasionally called on these types of gigs. I do not play upright, so it's very important for my rig to help me get a woody somewhat organic sound from my fretted electric bass. So far, it seems that this cab delivers. Not surprisingly, given the 8" speakers, it is very, very punchy... lots of mid and upper mids (Don said the Neo 8"s have a stronger mid profile than some of the other 8"s that he uses... he often includes a 6" mid in these types of cabs when using traditional or long throw 8's). The low end is surprisingly full... and I don't notice a significant roll-off until I get down to the D on my B string (I think that's about 37hz, give or take... I'm sure you could make the cab a little larger in depth if those low fundamentals were key to your sound). However, the open B is still very usable in the context that I am planning to employ this cab. It seems a little power hungry, but that could be part of the lack of break-in... and it is a small box to be putting out all that sound. The best thing about this cab is working with Don on the design. He has the capability of making anything you want... want a little more low end... 'OK... it would need to be this much deeper'... like a sizzly high end....'I'd recommend this particular Selenium tweeter', etc., etc. Just wonderful. The cab was delivered within a reasonable window of promised delivery, and the price was very, very competitive. All in all, it is what I envisioned when I ordered it! Of course, the test is how it performs on the gig, so I will update this thread after I have some miles on it.