Yeah i said it. After giving it a fair chance i can safely say.... Yuck! Its everything i hated about the mesa recto but MORE where as the recto could be dialed to suit me. Grainy harsh mids that are always present and create a blanket of toneless noise. A grainy fizzy topend. Lowend that is either flub or non existant. Though its super mid heavy it always felt bodiless. Just eww. No matter how i dialed in its stupid wonky eq the underlying tone character was there. I wanted to like it. I really did. But it is just not for me. After i get some YT vids out of it i am selling promptly! To think i got rid of my vh140 for this. Lesson of the day: Dont buy/sell before trying kids!