Just bought the last HT-5 combo at my small local shop. They have been discontinued and are being replaced by the HT-5R I believe but costs about a $100 more. Anyway, I've been searching the web quite extensively as of late in order to replace my Marshall AVT-50. I've tried hard to like the AVT but just can't get around to it. I hate how you have to crank the gain on the clean channel to get some decent volume and then have your clean channel distort. Of course I could play with my guitar's volume but I have a hard time playing as it is without having to play with my volume on top of that . As for the overdrive channel, it just does not have enough gain on tap for me and I don't know if it's the case for every AVTs out there but mine did not take OD pedals very well. I had been running a Hardwire Metal Distortion on the clean channel and I have to admit that the Hardwire was doing a pretty decent job but there just was something I that bothered me all the time and just couldn't put my finger on it per say. So, I went to my local shop yesterday and was talking the shop owner about the HT-5 being discontinued and he told me he had one left and could give me a small rebate on it. I was pretty much set on buying one anyway so with the added rebate I pulled the trigger. So far, I'm very impressed with it. I like the tone of it, it has sufficient gain on tap for my liking and the clean channel is pretty sweet, at least to my ears and specially when compared to the AVT. It's pretty much the perfect amp for me. Sweet tone, 5 watts which is perfect for the bedroom guitarist that I am. The gain does not get muddy when you crank it to 10 to the extent that any little mistake or string I strum ever so slightly that should not have been strummed is heard through the amp. This will have the added benefit of having me try to tighten up my act and not be as sloppy when playing. The ISF feature on it does cover a lot of ground gain wise and is a nice little feature. Anyway, very happy with my purchase and to me a big step forward from the AVT. So this is pretty much the end of it with Marshall amps, at least for the time being. I'll still stick around the forum even though I bring absolutely nothing useful to it but I enjoy some of the conversations and some of the members here.