I play solo acoustic guitar/singing gigs about 5 nights a week, and I needed a quality amp for this purpose. A friend loaned me an AER Alpha, which sounded good. I decided to go for the Domino over the Alpha or Compact 60 for two reasons: It has two speakers and more wattage, providing a warmer tone and more headroom, and it has many input and output options, e.g., stereo line input for a keyboard or iPad, and extra mic and jack inputs should you play a duo gig one night or have a guest play with you. It has lots of power, which I don´t use as I don´t play at a high volume, but it´s good to know that it´s there if I need it. I normally connect the amp via the L-Out jack to a small P.A and use the Domino as a monitor. I like that it has a separate control for the Line Out send and the sound coming out of the amp´s speakers, unlike the Compact 60, where the Line Out and Speaker volume are both controlled by the ´Master´. Overall, I´m happy with it, and it´s been reliable so far. The effects sound fine and I only really use some reverb on my voice and guitar. Is it worth the money? Probably, if you gig a lot. It´s substantially heavier than the Compact 60, twice as heavy in fact. What sold me on this amp is really that it is 3 things combined into one - a quality acoustic guitar/voice preamp, a small mixer, and a pair of speakers built into one unit. That means less time screwing around at the gig plugging things in, which is always a good thing!