I know this subject has been covered before, but there are some new players out there and I'm contemplating purchasing another amp for home use. The one that has really grabbed my attention is the highly touted Swart 6V6se and I'm struggling with picking up the phone and buying it right this minute. However, I'm still smarting (financially) from the last low powered amp that I bought last year, an Emery Superbaby. At only 5 watts and the ability to mould your sound by swapping tubes on the fly, it promised to be the answer to my dilemma of rich tones and breakup without waking up the neighbours. No matter what tubes I used (I know I spent @ $150.00 on different ones), or speakers (again add $250.00), I couldn't get the volume passed 2. So while this might be a great amp in some peoples eyes, it is no bedroom amp. So as I'm doing my research, and making sure the Swart is the amp for me, I came across another amp, a Gries 5, which features a gain and master volume control. The limited reviews I've been able to find seem good, but the lack of overwhelming comments on them has made me put them on the bottom of my short list. Any comments opinions and/or suggestions are welcomed.