(Originally written by JeffiX/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Update, 12/05/08 after two years of use
80-watt combo (or 160-watt depending on the measurement method)
Solid-state amp (tube amps are rare in acoustic amps)
Comprehensive connections: two XLR mic inputs, two 1/4" jack inputs, RCA connections for effects, DI output I wish it was possible to choose between XLR/jack for both mic inputs.
Separate EQ and volume control on each channel, master volume, FX loop control (effect return)
The integrated effect is a light reverb/chorus mix ideal for acoustic guitar and vocals.
I give it a 9 because of the mic inputs (XLR only).
Ultra easy configuration! Just plug in and you'll have a good sound.
With all settings in the center position you get the raw sound of your guitar.
Good guitar = good sound...
Powerful sound even when the preamp of my guitar and the channel volume and master volume of the amp are set to 50%.
Enough output power for rehearsals.
I play mainly folk, pop and blues music.
The sound is mellow, smooth and quite transparent (no sound coloration like with a Marshall). This amp faithfully reproduces the sound of your guitar and that's the reason why I find it excellent.
The sound has powerful overtones with round lows and crystal-clear highs. Killer sound...
I tested it live on stage with another guitarist, a bassist and a singer. The sound was clear and powerful. Its 80 watts are enough to be heard without a problem. I set the knobs at the halfway position. Excellent product.
I previously tried out a Marshall and a Roland. I find the Marshall sounds a bit too electric, it has useless effects and is too expensive. The Roland seems to be too cheap, unreliable...
My SR80 has a natural wood finish and it fits perfectly in a house decorated by a woman... The settings are on the top panel so they are very easy to access, especially when you play standing... On the rear panel there's a ground lift switch.
The power LED has a very nice blue color (instead of the usual red light). These are only nice small details.
It's an excellent amp. With a chorus pedal the sound is extremely good.
You must try it out.
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papierbubar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
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I add only that there is an effect in this amp but not audible, you really have to look, but it was not that the achte.
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Finally I found that was with my Seagull S6 cutaway with the quantum 2, much like that with a scraper and microphones phew I wanted an amp height.
APRS multiple testing, the Marshall pfff I felt c'tait another guitar, the Ibanez slamming too, Carlsbro not bad but missing something, the well rolland and it is with him I almost left but my eyes have been possible on the SR branch and when I have my guitar, frankly, a thrill, my guitar only louder, has air con but it is what I ask an electro amp amplify the sound of my guitar no more no less.
For the rest there are the effects.
Three years he accompanied me in my apartment and in concert, never a problem.
Mconnus too, yet I took him to a store and a month full range APRS silent for sale home they t bluff.
More than a Marshall or Ibanez but he who wants to keep the magic of his guitar can go for a try he will not, so for me a report qualitprix suitable.
I would do without this choice because now I hsiter jou with I could not change it.