I was originally looking at the tube version of this amp when an associate at the Las Vegas store recommended trying out the solid state version. While it does lack a little of the warmth of the tube amp it is very impressive. It has a few features the tube amp lacked like the balanced XLR output and the watt knob. It's is also incredibly light which is a huge bonus. I would recommend anyone looking at a Twin Reverb check this one out as well.