This is the TRUTH! I got one for $329, shipped from NYC to Colorado. I like to keep an amp there when visiting with family (I live elsewhere) and jamming and sometimes gigging with friends. So this past Saturday, did a night of "Gonzo Cowboy Americana" in a mid-sized bar; electric keys, two electric guitars, bass, fiddle and a tasteful drummer. This amp did great, with no FOH reinforcement. I quickly dialed in a decent sound, plenty of volume to spare (pre-amp gain and volume at 12:00; master volume at 11:00, tweeter on, contour at 9:00). Love knowing that if I need more coverage, the amp section can drive an additional 8-0hm cab, which I can borrow from friends if I needed one. Get one of these NOW, while the getting is still good. My home rig is high end (puma/audiokinesis), light and modular, as I live in a hillside house with lots of stairs…but I'm seriously wondering why I have so much $$ tied up in that stuff, when the Contour combo is so darned good.