plenty of gain.It was just in his head about volume position.Distortion lights came on at 4 o'clock but between 2 and 3 o'clock was ear bleed level.But just because I know that they eventually did light up wonder if it was pre distorting or amp making me wonder what the Mono's or 14's would sound like.But again there are limits of speakers at a certain point where Maggies just won't blow the roof off.But it was a psych issue and PLENTY loud,ear bleed level if he wants.
But now it shows which CD's like great sounding 20 Bit K2 or the best XRCD,Mappleshade,and the creme de la creme Venus "24 bit hyper magnum sound" (availible on LP but because of duynamic range check out the 4 ballad LP's Archie Shepp did with same group like "True Blue and True Romance".And now the Rudy Van Gelder Blue Notes really sound like they were recoded in his parents living room (wjhich they were) so this amp.speaker combo shows the sonic limitations of all those Prestige and Blue Note CD's though the latets RVG series BN's amd K2 20 Bit Prestige (and Creedence Clearwater don't forget which were on Fantasy one of the few non-jazz and Blues acts in thier catalogue"Classic Lp's are best but latets K2 20 bits sound very good as I found while selling jazz CD's as well as Krell,Mac,B&W etc for 6 or 7 years ago and they just got good before I left 4 years ago.)Took until about year 2000 for Engineers to figured how to master CD's.The early ones now sound dreadfull.
BTW Q: "What's the difference between a Blue Note and a Prestige recording?A: "Four days or practice"Old joke but so true.Try most JVC XRC's.Mapleshades Clifford Jordans "Live At Ethells".Great performance recorded with modified mikes,thier own wires DIRECT to to track digital tape.No board i.e. EQ,Compression,filtering etc.SDeems like to many engineers want to be the 5th Beatle and Mappleshade it's crystal clear.Only bested by the fantastic Venus recoding from Japan.Great Shepp.Eric Alexandera few re-issues of HQ 70's recodings by masters like Al Haig but a whole roster of great keyboard player and better than ECM or any other recodiungs you can compare.Try titles i reccomend you won't be sorry and get back in touch.I have about 3K jazz CD;'s and same number of Lp's and know my 49-69 era very well.