So I bit the bullet on the new Randall RG80. Today's my 44th so I figured I would treat myself. I have to say, this amp is a heck of a nice one. Details... - It's pretty heavy for a 112 combo. The speaker is apparently the same that Hiwatt uses in their amps. The writing on it says GSP-12 175. It has a HUGE magnet. Not sure of the ounces but it's massive. Great tone across the spectrum with this speaker. - Cleans are perfect. Not too bright and not muddy. Just a great clear tone. I have the EQ where I like it for low volume playing on the drive channel so I have the bright switch engaged on the clean. However, the bright switch isn't annoyingly bright. It just adds a little extra shimmer and it's perfect for the clean stuff and for pedals. - Drive channel is just amazing. It goes anywhere from crunch to classic to metal all with the swing of the knob. The great thing is that even with the gain pinned, it doesn't get messy. This is a very tight sounding drive channel and has awesome response everywhere on the fretboard. In fact, I plugged the Nova System into the effects loop and I'm not using the drives. The RG80 drive tones are that good. - The EQ also has a bass boost and a mid scoop. These engaged, along with the gain up past 12:00, get's the chunk in a big way. Throwing an OD in front of the drive channel simply screams. - There's an XLR out which I haven't tried yet so I can't speak to that. - Build quality is perfect. Everything is finished beautifully and nothing rattles. I noticed there's a toroidal transformer. Only other amp I've had with one of those was a Laney VC30. Someone told me somewhere that they're better. I'm not sure but it's cool having a shiny donut on the chassis. Overall, I'm really loving this one. No buyers guilt (it was only $249) and it does everything I want. Huge volume as well. I can only imagine that with some break in, that speaker will only get sweeter. The bad part... I have to drive to Westchester today for a family event so I only have about another 1/2 hour to play it until tonight. Sux.