Straight off this pedal makes sense. A pedal amp is all about
portability. You do not need an amp that has less power then 40 usable watts to be portable because it is not guaranteed to be more then a practice amp. Why pay a premium for a pedal practice amp when there are so many small conventional amps much cheaper.
Yes this is certainly a pro amp. It is made by a pedal company who has paid more then a little attention to how well it takes pedals. Baroni make tube amps and pedals which gives me some confidence in them getting the voicing of the amp to an acceptable quality.
It has so many uses. Your main amp, a back up amp or a
second amp to do the stereo wet dry thing with your pedals.
The price is easily competitive with a 40 watt head.