I bought this little guy because when I travel I felt I needed some true tube feel. I'll be honest, after being disappointed with the DSL1H, I didn't have much hope, but this little bugger rips !!! It's a no frills five watt amp but damn, it sounds great. I've been playing it in my kitchen for the last few hours and I love it. I dig the stock speaker but I'm definitely going to try the 12 inch swap. I'll post an update if I ever get around to it.