I know I mentioned the palmer last week but last night was first combat situation. The positives are compact, doesn't require power, very straight forward design with a bit of tweakability - all I can say is it was probably my best live sound to date (through a PA). In the past I know my on stage sound has been good - wasn't too sure what it sounded like out front - which isn't a good situation to be in. Anyway everyone commented on how great it sounded and how it really contributed to the band as a whole. I know you can get better sounds with mics and for recording I probably wouldn't use it, but in a live situation it's great. Really is. My rig is 3 pedals into a 20W plexi with power scaling into a 1x12". 1...get amp on a table 2...adjust power sclaing to suit onstage levels 3...plug XLR from palmer into desk ...proceed with brief soundcheck and rock on. Cheers.