I recently went back to playing Trace Elliot gear from the 90's. It's heavy. Weight wise and sound wise. I have played many amps SWR, Eden, EBS, Ashdown, and Markbass and enjoyed them all (except SWR) but the Trace gear was my personal favorite. I love the clarity, punch, and headroom. My TE has the most headroom of all my previously owned amps.