arrived in the mail today, have messed around with it for the last few hours. first impressions... the good: deluxe model through the 2x10 sounds absolutely fantastic for cleans. plexi through the 4x12 sounds great for everything, clean to dirty, jazz to rock. has that open sound and not another “brown sound” caricature. i'm pretty surprised as i'm not really the biggest plexi fan or 4x12 fan in real amps, but this is honestly probably going to be home base for me. of course it doesn’t sound like an amp in the room, but the feel of going straight into the jfet pre actually does have the squishy slightly compressed feel of an amp. this was my main reason for grabbing it and i’m pretty impressed tbh. latency better than I can usually get in my DAW headphone out has more than enough juice to drive my 250 ohm headphones (to a level that’s not going to damage my hearing anyway). the “okay”: the “tweed” setting with the mid jacked can get you some of the flavor with the 1x12 blues junior cab, but it sounds more like advertised - a higher value variable resistor on the mids in a BF tone stack rather than a real tweed deluxe sound. i want to try my ownhammer 5e3 IRs instead and see what happens. there’s a little bit of fizz when slamming the input hard - not digital clipping at all, sounds more like silicon transistor type clipping and that makes sense with the jfet input. not so much a problem with fuzzes (we’re looking for some fizz right?) but a bit meh with clean boosts. to be fair, it responds much better to gain pedals than most anything I’ve tried, but i guess you stil have to split some of the clipping work with drive pedals. that being said, it would be cool if there was just a hint more dirt. i know that they're going for realistic gain on the modeled circuits, and i appreciate that they didn't overdo it. but IRL you have speaker distortion in the mix too...so some additional gain to compensate for the lack of that would be nice - just a touch, nothing too crazy. the room IRs are great for practice with headphones, but probably not anything I would use on recording. the bad: idk why, but i found 1x12 deluxe cab kind of lifeless and whatever. i guess it gets the job done. oddly enough the 2x10 sounds more like a real DR to me. i have the DR ownhammer set on my own, and i think i'm definitely going to have to cycle through mic type. i found all of the vox settings to sound boxy and totally unusable. maybe it just needs better IRs. or maybe i just don’t like the sound. i’ll admit, i’ve never spent too much time with vox amps IRL in general. but the sound just jumps out at me as "emulation" compared to the other two models when i'm flipping through. there is a bit of switching supply noise bleeding through with headphones at the highest gain settings (other than that, it's pretty low noise). i know they were having some issues with the included power supply at first. i'm going to try it on my higher current board supply and see how it fares. i have yet to try it DI into my interface (and maybe there will not be that problem given that the output amp is not trying to drive headphones). everyone has complained about the lack of options on modeling, or parameters, but i'm totally okay with that considering they've generally done a great job. what i personally dislike is that the IR editor only has "bass" and "treble." even the mooer radar has a 7 band EQ with adjustable bands, and i specifically want that, especially if you can use it as a standalone cab sim. i don't think that's too much overhaul for a firmware update, but who knows whether that happens. so yeah, i guess it sounds like i'm talking a lot of smack on it, but so far the good really outweighs the bad, especially the feel thing. can't have everything i guess, but it's better than anything else i've been smacking my head against the wall with for months, and at the price i got it, much cheaper too. it's a keeper in my book. i was wondering what your impressions were and if you have any tips to get it dialed in a bit better - favorite IRs, favorite drive pedal combos for more dirt, etc.