I usually wait a few weeks before writing a review, but I was so impressed with this right out of the box. The versatility of CA 1000T is pretty amazing. This is something that is more transportable than portable, but you can take this amazing sound with you wherever you go. The mixture of the tube amp with the op amp is fantastic and has a distinct sound. I also enjoy the new DAC they are using. Bottom line this can fill practically every role.