I like some of the points you make. I have a Mikro that was built to perfection. Tight fitting and quality components. And I use a Gallien Krueger MB108 combo with an 8" woofer and it sounds awesome (to be honest I blew the speaker and replaced it with a 125 watt Eminence). So there's that..... EDIT: I agree with your opinion on the Rumble. The entry level combo farted out very quickly and it was anemic in tone control. I had it for exactly 3 days before it went back to Amazon.