so i dropped in the local store today to see if they had any of the peavey tour stuff in stock. they had the tour 450 but no cabs. so i plugged into the 450 and played thru a peavey 4x10 tvx. the contour knob really lets you plug and play. after dialing my sound thru the contour and low and high knobs i tried the graphic eq but found myself going back to the contour knobs. so much less headache. the head seemed a bit more punchy and has more "life" then the traditional peavey sound. i must say i was impressed. lots of folks wouldnt even touch a peavey prior to their cirrus line. peavey seems to be picking up their game in the amp department. gotta say im impressed and excited because im looking for a 400+ watt amp that wont break my wallet. now the surprise of the day was a new peavey max combo w/ a 15 inch speaker. the transtube switch which had 3 settings: vintage, modern, and max was the most useful switch/effect ive ever seen on a bass amp. this belongs on all their high model stuff instead of the delay, chorus, sub wave junk... anyways the 3 settings were so useful and sounded so good. if they put the trans tube switch on the high end stuff i prolly woulda walk out with a new tour 450 today. its still up in the air but time will tell i guess. just wanted to share some thoughts on these new lines since there are no reviews out yet.