"Great Idea, But It's Noisy"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
It's a pretty transparent sound, which is what I was after. I'd spent many hours programming my multi-effect patches, and didn't want a preamp complicating things. Minor tweaks to the tone controls on the back will easily tailor the sound to the room.
BUT...The unit has a noise problem. There's a persistent buzz, no matter what guitar/cable I use, or what building it's in. It's there with nothing plugged in. Even after working through things with the manufacturer, it's still a bit noisy when turned up past about 3 or 4. They say it expects to see a buffered input signal, something my GT-100 doesn't provide. (They don't tell you that anywhere in the materials or their web site, BTW.) The good news is that I typically don't need to turn it up much more than that, but there's still a buzz even at lower volumes.
This is basically a power amp, speaker cabinet and rudimentary master tone controls. The Celestion speaker is a nice touch. Inputs are either XLR or 1/4", which is nice.
Ease of Use:
My only complaint here is that the controls are all on the back, rather than the top or front. It makes it difficult to tweak things during setup, or even worse, on the fly.
I've had it for 2 years, and used it for a handful of gigs. Seems sturdy enough.
Honestly, they tried their best to troubleshoot it via email, even sending videos demonstrating the buzz. The owner and designer even got involved. We did everything short of sending it back to them for analysis, because they really felt it was operating within spec.
Decent value. If it were quieter, I'd rate it a 10.
I bought this because it fits my setup. I needed something without a preamp section to use with my multi-effects - originally a Pod X3 Live, later a Boss GT-100. It's powerful, lightweight, and nice looking.