I received my LDS 1x8 3way cabinet today. It's fitted with the NEO neodymium drivers. The cabinet is 14" cubed, 8 ohms and about 25lbs or so. It can be seen in the new products section of the www.lowdownsound.com site. I like the smallest cabinets possible and this sure fits the bill. And speaking of the bill, it's only $324 plus shipping. I ran the cabinet out of the box, without breaking it in, using my Arnold Schintzer & De Sola carver 7/8's DB, Bass Master Pro pickup, Clarus SL head and Monster 1000 cables. The reference cabinet was an Acme B1. I did the demo in our studio with a piano based jazz trio. The room is about 12' x 30' with a lot of wood. We've been working there over two years and really know the room's sound. I had the tweeter turned down on the LDS - I may adjust this when the drivers break in. The Acme was run with the mid and tweeter controls at full. Results? This is the best cabinet I've yet played through (and I've tried a lot). It revealed tones and subtlety in my bass that I knew were there, but never heard projected. Compared to the wonderful Acme B1, it was like a blanket was removed from the Acme. The clarity was astonishing. It's like someone turned an imaginery "detail" knob all the way up. Yet it wasn't bright or shrill. My bass sang as never before. (I wonder if this is what you EA VL108/208 fans are hearing?) Everyone heard the improvement right away and in a big way. I told no one that the cabinet was switched and no one noticed, until I pointed it out. These are experienced players, and they all said the were able to really hear me for the first time and to play their parts better now that they could hear the nuances in my playing. This of course, made all of us play better. Ironically, if anything, I was playing with less overall volume than before, but expressing a whole lot more. The tone balance is similar to the Acme, but dryer and clearer. It's accuracy allows for more of the basses 'wood', sustain and growl to come through. You might interpret it as being less full than the Acme, but I'd say that it is more accurate, and therefore better for DB. Any negatives? None really. The Acme may produce a bit more push on the 'E' string up to first position, but I'm not really sure yet. It may be a toss up once it settles in. I'm putting in my orders for another one to try it as a tandem, and for the 2x8 2way. But I think a single 1x8 3way may cover me most of the time. My Acme B1's, both the 4 and 8 ohm pairs, are now on eBay.