@rickwolff started a great thread recently, comparing the TC BAM200 to his Genzler rig, with a focus on the performance of a MAS 16. Thanks to Rick for starting the discussion, and alerting us to the positive features of these new ultra-compact offerings from TC. After looking closely at the BAM and the BQ series (they make a 250 watt and 500 watt version), I opted to purchase the BQ250 over the BAM. The primary selling point for me was 2 things - an auxiliary input (1/8"), which I use quite a bit for practice, and a speakon connector for the speaker output. All my cables are speakon (as are my cabs), and while not a big deal, I don't want to have to keep track of combo cables and/or adapters. BQ250 is a few pounds heavier and a little bigger, and costs $9 more than the BAM. I just unboxed and plugged this little guy into my RevSound 28 speaker, and initial impressions are very positive. Clean, uncolored sound, no fan noise or hiss. While I've only used this at home, my initial sense is that 250 watts will be plenty for the cabs that I use and the venues that I regularly play in. Tomorrow night is an outdoor gig at a brewery with a fairly loud NewGrass band, so I'll get a chance to see how it does. By comparison, lately my primary amp is a Bergantino Forte, which I use for both URB and electric. Sounds great for both. I recently sold an AI Clarus SL which I liked alot, but honestly found the controls too small and hard to adjust on the fly. Initial impressions are that this little guy compares favorably to the SL. Photo shows it on top of the RevSound - together its a 25 lb rig, the head will go into a backpack making for an easy carry. Stay tuned for more. I don't have the capacity to do recordings like Rick did, but will post my impressions after tomorrow night's gig.