Another frustration with my VT20+ is - unless I am missing something obvious - the headphone out seems weak and to *not* be a true line out with effects, models etc. The good news is, with the better speaker I am now able to get several actually great-sounding rhythm tones at gig volume without hiss or snare clatter. Played a last-minute St. Paddy's show and just grabbed the Vox. The bad news is, I am now jonesing for a used AD30 that not only has the tone but the build quality for gigging. It's always something. I just bought a Carvin V16 and it may already be an orphan.