I see, hear and speak the word "warmth" tons in association with music and sound. I think there's some confusion about the nature of "warmth" In the production environment I can clearly hear it. And 90% of the time I know it's a function of a signal passing thru various tubes and valves where harmonic distortion ADDS overtones the human ear find pleasing and often softens the quality of the sounds. Rarely is the character "warmth" imparted by solid state gear. I said rarely- not never. The 1 mistake I've seen huge - is mistaking various EQ type bassyness, fullness or treble/presence cuts as "warm". There is a difference. Various solid state gear seeks to emulate the craved "warmth" with various eq schemes under the hood - but really - in side by sides - it clearly falls short. Cab makers try to further the deception by building eq curves into them to accentuate the eq scheme propigated by their own amps and pres. There's a reason all the amp manufacturers are starting to put tubes in their pre-amp sections. Faux warm isn't cutting it. The reason for this post? Just a simple reminder to train your ears not only for the music - but the sound of the music. Learn the difference between true warmth and faux eq emulations. Soap box returned to the utility closet. Door left unlocked. Help yourself. And I thank you.