Having recently obtained the Aguilar DB659 from Mr. IvanMike, I decided to pair it up with a Mackie 1400i amplifier in the pursuit of a "fatter" alternative to my Stewart 2.1/Demeter 201S rack. Fatter, it is. A very fine sounding pre with a rather thick, warm sonic character but still plenty of upper register sweetness. In short, a very musical pre. The Mackie puts out 1400 watts into 4 ohms which is just about perfect with the Epifani T212. Just add a Roscoe SKB 3007 and I'm likin' it...a lot.