It definitely seems like an annoyance but I think it's manageable and there are obvious workarounds as posted above. It's unfortunate that dude nuked his OP and some other posts in the thread, but left his complaints about the loop and the shipping costs with Mesa. His OP had some good info about his thoughts on the amp itself and considering how new it is, there aren't a ton of sources for that info yet. Fortunately folks like Silverwulf (good dude, valuable info and based it on a lot of experience with IIC+ models ) have posted some quality info about the amps too! I really can't see myself wanting to bring another tube amp home simply from a "need" and neighbor noise/volume aspect, but the JP-2C is one of the VERY short list of tube amps that I still really want to play!