Not really. My Harkte HD25 keeps up with my QUAD stereo at volumes loud enough to shakes walls and piss off the neighbors. What I like about it is almost all of the volume knob is useful where with cheaper amps, once you get past half you have to EQ the good bass tone out of it. An HD75 is loud enough to jam with a drummer. The Acoustic B100C is the same price and gets you a XLR direct out with pre/post button. Also tilts back. That's my other recommendation.