I'm mulling over a small acoustic amp / PA. I currently have 2 electric amps (5E3 and PRRI), but would like to do more acoustic and as I do backing vocals would use it as a personal monitor. So am looking at swapping the PRRI.
I play mainly in an acousticish band anyway, I usually play cleanish electric with this through my amp, which isn't micced up. Vocals go straight to a single PA speaker (which is usually out front, so not great for monitoring, but volumes are lowish so it's not a massive issue).
So I'd like something to fulfil the following:-
-Good acoustic guitar sound (I currently use a Fishman UST and IR's through a Helix, but will change to either a Seymour Duncan Mag Mic or K&K mini)
-Good for vocals, nice monitor or small audience sound.
-Okay for electric guitar - I may on accation want to use the Helix through it. I play mainly cleam, Jazz, Blues, Country, Reggae etc.
-Reasonably small, lightweight. Versatile mounting / positioning.
So currently looking at:-
AER Compact 60 - Probably best guitar sound, most compact. Expensive, not sure on vocal sound.
Bose S1 - All rounder, has vocal and guitar settings, versatile I/O. More powerful than AER.
Yamaha DXR8 - Most powerful, but less acoustic guitar orientated. Heavier but more robust.