This should probably be in Amps, but I thought it might be better targeted in here
Normally at home I just play acoustics ... acoustically. When I play in public (mostly church) I DI into the desk. So I've never bothered with amps specifically for the acoustics.
Now I'm starting to play around a bit with simple effects on the acoustic, and whilst I can do that via headphones, it seems a shame for Mrs Snags not to benefit from my experiments, so I'm thinking about a small, discrete, inexpensive acoustic amp primarily for home use. If it happened to have an XLR out then I might use it as a combined monitor/DI source but that's not critical.
If I was likely to do little pub gigs or anything I'd spring for a Loudbox Mini, but that feels a bit OTT for current needs (and over justifiable budget, really). Are things like the Carlsbro Sherwood 20R worthwhile, or is it a case of needing to spend above a certain floor if you're going to bother at all?
More than happy to go secondhand, subject to the usual issues of location/collection etc.