Congrats on your new amp Marty! My 1200AS2 sounded a little off when brand new, it will improve some. My speakers dip to 2.9ohms, just a tad under the minimum allowable impedance for ICEedge, making it possible to get 1400 watts out of ICEedge if my voice coils and ears could take it. I would never need that much, but I like having that power reserve, as it dowses my amp anxiety. I never worry about the amp clipping or distorting, or breaking anymore. When I first got it I observed my programmed reactions from years of using small DIY amps that whenever music played low and loud, I would tense up and listen for problems instead of relax and enjoy the music. I'm very satisfied with the tone quality too, and that's saying something for me. Small, light and cool too! I almost bought a decade old Edge amp a week before I got this, so glad I waited.