When I was looking for a speaker amplifier to bring to college, I searched the veritable depths of the amp market to find one compact enough to fit in the dorm room. Luckily, I discovered the Pyle PTA4. While most power amps take up about the same footprint as a record player, surely a hinderance in such a small room, the PTA4, is only about 8″ by 4″, much much much smaller than most comparable units. Additionally, it is very durable and dependable, running smoothly now for 2 years.