I have a Cirrus 5 and while it is a beautiful and good sounding bass, I am not getting the warmth in the lows that I need and the attack is too short not enough sustain for my tastes. I love the Ken Smith sound but really dont know where to start in coming up with $4000+ for a bass. I've never dumped that much on anything before. I really dont see how some of you do it. What is the next affordable step up from a Cirrus in the 1000-2000 range?