Did you compare it to the 5:25 or 5:50? I'm going to make a decison tomorrow as I'm going down to a store that has all three. I've tried the 5:25 12", and while it is a good amp, and has some great tones, I found it lacking something sonically. Maybe its the cab, maybe the architecture, maybe a bit of both. Nice size and features though. I have not tried out the 5:50, as I am not to sure how often I would get to crank it to an acceptable level, which my guess would be 4 out of 10, and on a 50 watt amp, that is very loud. The LSS seems to have everything I want: 3 wattages, 2 channels, effects loop, and a top wattage that will allow me to - occassionally play in the 30 watt setting at that 4 or 5 mark. We'll see though. It's a lot of money.