At 9.9 pounds it surelu packs a punch. Yes it is solid state but it still captures that SVT tube tone. Great job Ampeg! I play through a large FOH system so I don't have to be loud on stage. I basically needed a great tone to be boasted out front and this little amp gets the job done. I strap on my gig bag and walk in with my head in one hand and my matching 2x10 Ampeg cabinet in my other hand and I'm set up in like 5 minutes, Sure beats the old 8x10 cabinets from yesteryear. Plus I can load everything in the back of my Hyundai Sonata. Can't be happier.