Purchased from: Beach Music
Sound — 8
Nice sound, overdrive is surprisingly good. Like most Randall's, it's better distorted than clean; but clean sounds good too, even at high volumes. I was also surprised how loud this amp was. Usually, with small practice amps you need to turn them up all the way to get good sound; with this one you really don't need to. It has nice grunge, hard rock sound.
Overall Impression — 8
Overall, I like this amp. It has surprisingly good sound for the price. It gets the job done for just practicing alone. Compared to other small amps at this price, it's pretty good. Most others are either built solid, or have good sound; but not both. This Randall is the exception. I got this to kick around and just play whenever, I hardly take care of it at all and it still holds up nice. I was also looking at the Marshall MG10CD for the same reason. But the Marshall is a little bit more, and not as solid as the Randall 15XM.
Reliability & Durability — 10
It's been an okay amp, I've had it for about a year and have yet to have anything go wrong. I've been playing it on full volume for a few months and it still sounds strong. Even after a few nice falls, nothing's wrong with it. It was built solid. It isn't quite powerful or versatile enough for gigs; just a nice practice amp.
Features — 7
Not many features. Just volume, gain, an overdrive button, and treble, middle, and bass knobs. You can get some nice sounds out if it, just not very customizable. It does have a headphone jack though, which is good for private practicing. This amp is also included with some Washburn X-Series starter sets.