I have used this system as my go-to PA for patio performances, coffeehouses, small venues, etc. I have had two of them. I perform 10-12 times per month, and beat the hell out of these things throwing them in and out of my vehicle. They are scuffed and well-worn but keep pounding out good sound. Low end will get distorted pretty easily if you're pumping in a lot of bass. I use this with acoustic guitar and vocals. I think pushing much more could cause more problems. But if you're looking for small venue gigs as a singer/songwriter, this thing is great.