The Acoustic Image Contra performed beautifully in an acoustically difficult room Saturday night. I had done a comparison with my G-K MB150E in my luthier's shop earlier, and the AI outclassed it. The G-K tone was very electric. On the gig, I received unsolicited positive feedback from the other musicians as to the naturalness and warmth of the AI's sound. Plenty of volume available, the AI will work anywhere you'd use an MB150. Heretofore, I have been totally disappointed with the Schertler package and, despite all the glowing talk, a Euphonic Audio combo. The failure of both to deliver good tone was compounded by their high cost. You know I've always said what works for you doesn't necessarily mean it'll work for me, and vice versa. BUT, if you have the chance, try an AI. They're in very short supply, and my guess is that's testimony as to how well received they are.