i know many people who equate heavy gear with both build quality and sonic quality. they reason if it's heavy, it's because it's built like a tank and has a huge transformer. personally, and perhaps this is my engineering profession speaking, i equate lightweight with quality. my bergantino HT-112 is ideal for me because it sounds incredible and can be carried with one hand easily. i just received a crest Pro 7200 that is 590W a side into 8 Ohms, and it's 25 lbs. how many people love their QSC PLX amps? of course, we were looking at some mixers to be built in china, but they're very heavy because they have a thick, steel face panel. in that case, since it was built in china, it being heavy was a good thing, because it felt more substantial and less flimsy. what kind of person are you? heavy = good or heavy = sloppy? lightweight = clever or lightweight = flimsy? what do you think about china/overseas v. domestic product weight? robb.