I play at home nearly all the time, just to amuse myself and to learn. I do have a couple of friends that come over, and we have some fun. I don't want to make a massive amount of noise, but I do want the sound to be really nice. Similarly, I don't want to spend a lot of money buying all sorts of amp related stuff so I started with Guitar Rig 5 Amp sim software.....which is really good. Playing through the computer is ok, but the speakers, although quite good, are small and they sound accordingly...small!! I was given a NUX MG-200 Guitar Modelling Processor that my friend who bought online it via Ali Express. It arrived just fine, but the looper function didn't work properly so he told the supplier, who sent a replacement and also told him to keep the first one sent. So my friend gave me the one with the faulty looper! I also used that through the computer speakers. At a garage sale I picked up a pair of Panasonic home stereo speakers for $5 for no other reason than they were just $5. The speakers are of course passive speakers so I went looking online (Ali Express) for an amp that would power the speakers. I picked up the Kinter MA-170 2 channel amp for $31 (NZ$) including shipping, and also including the power supply and the 3.5mm to RCA cable!! SO I plug in the guitar to the NUX MG-200 and also into the NUX I plug in my MP3 player for backing tracks etc. I then take a line out from NUX via the headphone jack to the Kinter amp, and from the amp to the speakers. I do a similar setup from the computer when I use Guitar Rig 5. The end result is very, very nice. On both the NUX and Guitar Rig 5 I have all the 'tone controls' that I could wish for, plus the amp has it's own volume, bass and treble pots. If I crank up the sound to 100% on the amp, and on NUX, it's way too loud. If I have NUX at 50% and amp at 75% I can get some really excellent sounds that's still loud enough to annoy others in the house, but not the people next door. I'm currently screwing the 2 speaker cabs together and making a frame on top to securely hold NUX and the amp in place, then I will attach a car seatbelt to use as a strap to carry the whole setup around as needed. SO I'm portable with the whole amp setup in one hand, MP3 player in my pocket, and guitar over my shoulder to go to friends houses or garages or whatever, and the complete cost of the amp, speakers, and NUX MG-200 (which was free), $42 (NZ$). The specs of the amp are below, and I'm really pleased with the whole setup....it's perfect for me Input Voltage----------------- DC9V-14.4V Rated Power----------------- 20W*2(P.O.P.M) Load Impedance------------ 4-16ohms SNR---------------------------- more than 70db Distortion Rate-------------- 0.1% Channel---------------------- 2 channel Please excuse the pollen in the pics that is everywhere in the house at the moment!