Thanks to Frank on the easy, trouble free deal. The powered XiTone arrived late yesterday afternoon in the middle of what is a busy several days for me. Still, I was able to unbox it, plug in, and give it a quick play through. Initial impressions were very favorable with nice, clear, uncolored tones singing through. After not enough sleep and as much caffeine as I could consume in a short burst this AM, I had another play through. Initial impressions are reinforced. Bright clear tones, with none of the muffled, bassy problems I was wrestling with on the QSC. In fairness, I just about had the QSC sorted out, but the XiTone is clearer, especially at the low volumes I tend to play. I am going to experiment with a stereo setup with the XT and the QSC. I will need some sleep, bit I will try to get some sound clips up in the near future.