I got an ENGL Fireball 100 a week or two ago so I thought a NAD post was in order! I've wanted an ENGL amp in my collection for a while but at first I wasn't sure which one to get. The Powerball II seemed really cool but it's pretty expensive. I also looked at soe of the smaller amps like the Ironball etc but in the end I landed on the Fireball because of the promising sound clips and simple but effective features. For heavy music this amp is off the hook! It delivers great heavy rhythm tones easily but with the mid boost on it also is capable of very nice leads. The clean tones are surprisingly awesome too, very sparkly but full. Overall this amp is amazing for in my studio and I bet it would sound great on stage. Don't know if the shared eq would be an issue though... The clean channel has a great pushed sound too when you bump up the gain, it kind of reminds me of Fender cleans but more refined. The bright and bottom switches are very nice too as they help to really dial in the sound for your guitar. For instance, with humbuckers the bright switch adds some great clarity. The bottom switch can be a little overwhelming with heavy tones but it's super handy to augment the low end with smaller cabs plus it works well if you have a boost in front of the amp to bring back some of the low end. It's a little noisy but the on board noise gate isn't there for nothing.... So I'm glad that they added that feature. Does anyone else own one? How does the Powerball II compare to the Fireball tone-wise? Of course as always I created a short demonstration video. Check it out: Note the EQ settings (that a friend told me to try) in the video. The mid and treble controls are up quite high and the presence is quite low. This makes the guitar sit in the mix nicely I'd say!