It might just be my setup with the Alto TX8. It sounds OK. It sounds better when I turn it up a bit. I have a kind of peculiar approach to some of these things. Everyone always like more drive and gain than I do, but then I stack a fuzz and and OD together for near sonic chaos, and nobody else seems to like that too much, either. But that is my scene. I do want to figure out a solution for the TX8, though. It is not flat response and I think a studio monitor or two might be a better solution than the powered speaker. The TX8 also has bass ports. You can hear and feel them working. But I think that might be part of the problem.