In my situation I'm competing with a loud drummer, two horns, a singer who can belt it, and a guitarist who likes to "open up" his tube combo. It's high energy club music. I found the amp was OK for my monitor, but it wasn't filling up the stage with "booty" nor did it come out very well in on my Tascam hand-held. It's a great amp. I like it a lot, but I don't think it's big enough sounding for the situation I described...for me.