I just need more power and mids. in my band I was having to run it at 9 for most shows and that's not my preferred sound from a DR. I'm better off with the headroom of a 40-50w MV amp which allows me to dial in better for the room. And an amp with a Mid knob. The DR sound is so seductive for me but doesn't really work for me. The TMDR is still right up there with the best DRs I've used and tied for the best I owned.