Would be very interesting to have an amp shootout with the 215's; especially if the 212's are as efficient as being reported in the main JTR thread. The 215's are going to be a LOT more stressful on the amp when trying to replicate Metallica live in your basement. The 212's probably only need a clean 250 watts to blow your face off, not the case with the 215's.
Sucks the CV has noise issues. I keep looking at the Crest Audio CA18 that is the mack daddy that many of the chinese clone ripped off (I mean modelled after). To bad its so freakin expensive, but it was the old school touring standard beefor the lighter weight LG's came along. Some seem happy with the Crest Pro Lite DSP models, they are same as the Peavey line but with heavier duty caps and higher quality parts.
The new QSC PLD models have built in DSP, put out a ton of power, but cost a lot.