Was thinking about getting the Orange setup....I know all about the gain issues and DI issues on the Orange. It seems as thought the gain and DI issues are fixable (db pad and set of low gain tubes). I do have some reservations on the Orange..... 1) I have read the Terror 500 has some reliability issues cutting out. 2) People report the fabric covering on their cabs as being too thin and easily damageable 3) Kinda worry the Orange will be too much of a pigeonholed sound The Ampeg.... 1) Def hear reports of the PF500 cutting out 2) Assuming the Orange will have more db's due to the sealed/ported cab thing. Also, the Terror is a LOUD little sucker I quess. All in all.....the Orange set up will cost me about $1300 where as the Ampeg will run me about $675. Kinda wondering if the Orange is really wort the extra coin. Also kind interested in know how much more volume the Orange will have over the Ampeg. I need a nice reliable rig.....kind wondering if either of these rigs will fit the bill.