gave the Fargen Mini Plex an unthorough try. Really outstanding amp, and great at all volumes. All three channels (60's, 70's, and 80's) had something going for them, and the amp was really easy to control and manipulate. If I had the space, I'd totally get one for the apartment (I guess my only complaint: it's a big amp, very tall. I'm assuming it's like this so that it can accommodate all sorts of tube sizes).