I really wish I had a good means of recording this at home but I don't. So bear with me.
My purpose wasn't too prove a point in any way with these two amps. Just wanted to see how close I could get them starting at the same settings on the Cube that I use on my 5150.
I had to come up a touch on the Presence relative to the 5150 and that got a very close approximation tonally.
Where these two differed in some very tangible way is that the Cube gives up some definition in larger chords favoring the bassier tones in the chord over the higher tones whereas the 5150 seemed a bit more balanced in this respect.
All that said, I'd quickly use the Cube as live backup to the 5150 and not think twice about it but would need to play with awareness of the definition loss. I'd record with either but would favor the 5150.
Dude, great. I'm happy for you and glad you beleive that
But this thread is unbelievably worthless without clips.