I didn't want to spend a lot for an amplifier. I checked out several major brand amps and for the money you can't find a better one than this. This thing is only rated at 20 watts, but it has a 12" speaker and is more than loud enough. The distortion is a little "weak", but the reverb more than makes up for it. It has a 1/4" headphone jack to keep the family and neighbors happy. I highly recommend this amp and I highly recommend Best Buy for their excellent prices, customer service, and super fast shipping.