Has anyone gotten a chance to check out the new line of AI heads? I know that they have slated a late-September release but did they have them at the last NAMM show? I already have a Clarus 1, Series II and almost bought the Focus II but I'm glad I waited. They look more like a WW now, I think. Also the CAD drawings they've released show these two little ears that stick up from the front panel. I would assume this is for mounting in the Contra cabs but will they be present on the standalone models, too? I have experimented with the ideas presented by Mike Pope and others to plug my active bass directly into a power amp or the power amp section of an amp like an AI. Personally I find that doing that with my AI sounds very sterile. It sounds pretty good with one side of a Stewart 2.1. I am contemplating using the Focus SA model because of it's smaller size and weight. Has anyone plugged straight into it with their on-board preamp? As it looks now I'm gonna probably get the Focus 2R III. P.S. any word on the exact date the amps will be available?