I wouldn't go that far. The thing is here - but the amp lacks of gain..... I once misspell myself regarding the "fart" story. I have very much respect for Cliff's hard work and experience regarding amps. He inspired me a lot and I love his "Cliff Notes" section at the board! Who else in the industry does something similar? Yes - nobody else - and beside that, Quatum is a big step forward. The nonHRM type amp is some kind of a strange animal at the moment......And this is not happenening in Quantum right?
I wonder why the Non HRM model got worse. Maybe it's becasue at FW12.03b it was too ideal? And now that it's become more authentic, the flaws started to come out.?
The "plexi glass" is a HooVi Deeflexx Edition - Deflection System. It not only kills the annoying beam effect of a guitar speaker, the whole room became being inside the "listener's sweet spot" - it extends the "listening area" of a guitar speaker to the whole room. Unbelieveable but true.....
It makes things much easier for me when modifying amps on customers requests in realtime. Usually I sit on my work bench, customer is standing in the room playing and stays in direct conversation with me, so I can implying his thoughts and wishes right at the spot on his working amp (as told by Rotti in another thread - amps have letal voltages inside - don't try this at home!!! I have years of experience and made my special tools now being able to do such things) . Both of us, hear the amp exactly doing the same as we expected staying at the perfect sweet spot in front of the cabinet. What a great piece of gear!
PS: I use Celestion V30s inside the custom-audio cabinet. This is my reference cab for all type of amps and sounds. unless the customer brings his own cabinet or a combo