Last night we invited a fellow bass player to bring his bass and sit in with us. He was there through a set before playing. He came up and said "what kind of outfit is that?" " I love it!" I was using my SABDDI pushed by an ART Levelar into an old Sonetic (QSC) amp with an Avatar 212. I broke down what it costs for my rig: SABDDI-135.00 ART-40.00 Sonetic Amp (850 watts)-160.00 Avatar 212-342.00 (shipped, I think.) He says "you lie!" After he got through, he told me that he could hear different aspects of his bass he could'nt get with his Super Readhead and extension cabinet. I thinking "yeah, right," but later he asked me if I could help him locate pieces like mine. In this configuration, the ART does not provide enough boost to get all the good out of one side of the amp, but it is workable. It is nice to know your stuff doesn't totally suck.