Roland Cube Street
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Roland Cube Street

Cube Street, Portable Guitar Amp from Roland in the Cube series.

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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 8 reviews )
 2 reviews25 %
 5 reviews63 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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yoTrakkz10/11/2011

yoTrakkz's review"big sound"

Roland Cube Street
Well, I read a lot of reviews for this thing before I got it, but I'm a skeptic until I get a hand’s-on. I expected it to be a bit thin with 6.5" drivers, but was very pleased with the sound coming out of it. I normally use the onboard effects of a SpiderIII or an RP-1000 through a keyboard amp so I am used to synthesized tone. The Street Cube for its obvious limitation, delivers a good variety of sound in a very small and powerful package.

UTILIZATION

I am definitely impressed with the sound this puts out. And even more surprising is the weight. The thing is about the size of a cinder block, but weighs in a just a few pounds. It is truly hard to believe that 6 AAA batteries puts out this volume. I've played it a lot since I got it last week, and have yet to run down the juice. I'm sure the "15 hours" of play time is optimistic, but it easily lasts several hours at loud volume.

SOUNDS

The FX are good. There are three basic flavors - several amp styles, chorus/delays and reverb. These plus the gain control gives you a pretty wide palette to play with. It wasn't too long ago that these FX alone would have cost more than this amp. You can get as clean as you want or crank it to the max. It's just a very versatile box.

OVERALL OPINION

I bought this to play some light blues for an outdoor wedding, where A/C was not available. Jack in an MP3 and you're good to play along with tracks. Truly the most fun piece of gear I've gotten in a long time. I don't expect to get rid of it, and with Roland quality, that means it'll be with my gear for a long time. Street Musician? - Don't bother looking anywhere else.
iamqman04/19/2011

iamqman's review"Portable PA"

Roland Cube Street
If you are in need of a portable light gigging Pa system for a small coffee shop show then this is a perfect little amplifier for you. This thing has a very usable clean channel and a good rock tone. It is very light weight ans user friendly.


Roland CUBE Street Portable Amplifier Features:

* Color: Black
* Compact and lightweight, with a slanted cabinet design
* Two high-performance 6/5" neodymium speakers
* Six AA batteries provide up to 15 hours of use; AC adapter included
* Guitar/Instrument and Mic/Line inputs for simultaneous 2-channel use
* Eight COSM amp models, effects, EQ, and built-in tuner

UTILIZATION

* Rated Power Output: 2.5 W + 2.5 W

* Nominal Input Level (1 kHz)
* MIC/LINE Channel: -50 / -10 dBu
* GUITAR/INSTRUMENT Channel: -10 dBu
* STEREO AUX IN: -10 dBu

* Speakers: 16 cm (6.5 inches) x 2

* Controls
* POWER Switch
* (MIC/LINE Channel)
* SELECT Switch (MIC/LINE), VOLUME Knob, EQUALIZER Knobs (BASS, TREBLE), DELAY/REVERB Knob
* (GUITAR/INSTRUMENT Channel)
* TUNER Switch, TYPE Switch, GAIN Knob, VOLUME Knob, EQUALIZER Knobs (BASS, MIDDLE, TREBLE), EFX Knob, DELAY/REVERB Knob

* Indicators: TUNER, POWER

* Connectors
* (MIC/LINE Channel)
* Input Jacks (XLR type, 1/4" phone type), Foot Switch Jack (1/4" TRS phone type)
* (GUITAR/INSTRUMENT Channel)
* Input Jack (1/4" phone type), Foot Switch Jack (1/4" TRS phone type)
* STEREO AUX IN Jack (Stereo miniature phone type), PHONES Jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type), AC Adaptor Jack

* Power Supply
* DC 9 V: AC Adaptor or Dry Battery (LR6 (AA) type)(optional) x 6
* Current Draw: 235 mA

* Accessories: Power Cord, AC Adaptor, Owner's Manual

* Options: Carrying Case, Foot Switch (BOSS FS-5U, FS-6), Connection Cable (PCS-31)

* Size and Weight
* Width: 415 mm, 16-3/8 inches
* Depth: 295 mm, 11-5/8 inches
* Height: 250 mm, 9-7/8 inches
* Weight: 5.2 kg, 11 lbs. 8 oz.(Weight is including batteries.)
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms



SOUNDS

Try this guitar with an acoustic and sing through the other channel and you'll be ready for a light gig or coffee shop. It takes batteries so before going out to the bar make sure you are prepared with full batteries.

It really doesn't matter which guitar you use with it because this little unit sounds pretty good in any guitar application. For nice clean then use a single coil guitar like a Fender Strat or a Tele. For the rock tones try a Les Paul or other humbucking style guitar.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these unit come in at around $270 which is a little on the high side for what it does. It is an amp and has 8 different amp models with 6 effects, but the price tag is a bit high for me with this amp.

I am a fan of the tone that you get out of it but to me the price it too high. The coolest feature which I'm guessing constitutes the expense is the two independent channels that can have two separate inputs for instrument and vocal mic. For PA purposes it is reasonable but if you just need a practice amp with all the effects then there are much better ones out there.
brassneck5409/14/2014

brassneck54's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland Cube Street
Technology at Roland usual with the settings that are found throughout the Cube Street series. But little power at home than adequate with a fairly good spread with 2 HP and tilt.
You can connect headphones, instrument, and especially singing simultaneously (Yamaha THR different series for example). The entrance song can also be used to enter a drum.

UTILIZATION

Not really need a manual, all the settings are simple and see what is research.

SOUNDS

Sounds nice for this type of amp for home and training both in bass, guitar, vocals, drum machine.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had five years and is a loyal companion with nylon storage and travel. You can play at home with a friend (s) on vocals, ringing your drum machine. Take it with you to play with other people.
No real concern for volume if we make him what it was built.

Choice over again, including the ability to connect both voice and instrument.
micheljulien08/14/2011

micheljulien's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Bluffing"

Roland Cube Street
See above

UTILIZATION

Config within the reach of any guitarist or even a singer, it's the simplicity that !!!!!

Getting a good sound ?......... everything is relative to the size of the machine is quite frankly

No manual provided to me, but why do it anyway !!!!!

SOUNDS

In view of its intended use, this is good, the voice goes great, I played with a godin nylon multiac is super clear, bass is the guest star stays clean

For the cons that are pushing the gain: Okay, but multiac is not really made for either!

OVERALL OPINION

I just get it to play 2 (guitar / vocals) in the street, I tested the mobile cube, the same manufacturer, which really does not have enough fish for two, no worries there, we even managed to add a bass and more on the micro channel (with a Y-adapter) is it going on!!

Too bad we can not directly charge the batteries! same time, it was tired before the batteries at the last test (4h zic to three, with 1.2v rechargeable 1800mh )!!!! It is surprising

Given the price I paid in time, it's all good

There's certainly better, but for now I am delighted, I remake the choice.
Natchar09/03/2010

Natchar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Ultra-convenient!!"

Roland Cube Street
5 watts that sound good, but without a battery in the musicians, otherwise we can not hear. Effects bases (chorus, delay, tremolo, flanger, phaser)

UTILIZATION

Easy to use

SOUNDS

I use both electric and acoustic with

OVERALL OPINION

JU'ai bigger amp, but for the appearance toput one and small is the best for me!
SlapKid03/26/2010

SlapKid's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland Cube Street
Tried 20 minutes in the store, with gibson sg.
Pros: the unusual but very practical format for dissemination, not too heavy. The two channels with separate eq and effect. The format of cells, immediately usable (on my vox DA5 I changed the battery holder for cute, though more practical).
Cons: not big enough for the street, even pedestrian, the delay completely unusable because too many rules determined without options, the overall quality of the electrical side, and then the price far too high given the machine.

UTILIZATION

Flexible, you can have two voice microphones, for example (although with 5 watts total is easy to sing louder than him!).
Everything is easy to use if we leave aside the delay.

SOUNDS

Acoustic channel rather neutral, with mediums correct.

Electrical channel very bad, either plain or in full. Yet they are the same model as the micro cube rx I tested side by side, which is much more convincing him.

The street sounds hollow, empty, with strange chemical highs. I think both HP are concerned, frankly unsuitable.

The chorus effect is spatial, very cool.



OVERALL OPINION

For voice and electroacoustic guitar is playable. For power is pathetic, my Vox DA5 is a hell of a mash him every time without even talking about the effects.

For the price I think it's a very bad deal, 350 roros you AC33 (really adjustable and powerful about the same size), and the kc110 (even more powerful and more flexible), both in batteries as well. Nothing prevents you to add a korg AX3G upstream (consumes little battery and sounds great) course.
To use the Vox electric (5-10-20 watts, choice) rocks the house is the best time (I had microcube, microspider, harley benton in the cell) made experience.
Magic Harmony07/15/2009

Magic Harmony's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland Cube Street
The configuration is it simple?

Yes

SOUNDS

With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?

Folk Guitatre Martin and micro AKG emissions head.
What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest?

The sound of the voice is good but the guitar was a little "tin can" I joined another opinion:)

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?

1 month, almost every day

What is the particular feature you like best and least?

Likes:

-Weight, emconbrement, the tuner sr Intgr well it works on battery.

I dislike:

- The sound, too cheap and that he called "cube street" while it is not powerful enough to use it in the street! :)

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

It is the only amp that works on batteries and has two channels, I use it for the guitar and singing

How do you report qualitprix?

Good

Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...

This is an amp that "spit good." For a street musician should know that it's just enough to play in the metro (without a great sound either) but largely not powerful enough to play in the collection's outdoor. I now directs me to the Alpha AER, even if it is heavier and more expensive (I prcise that I use to play in the metro).
Alexthefunk05/07/2008

Alexthefunk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland Cube Street
See manufacturer: https://www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.aspx?ObjectId=900

the +: 2 inputs with effects and equalizers independent LR06 battery operated, amp simulation, integrated tuner, 5.2 Kg, (Kensington lock point ... to hang up a time that we qd we play spades!? )

the -: no output lines, damage, this could have a nice little amp back or allowed to send the sauce in a mixer, no effects loop either.

UTILIZATION

Use battery-powered, well, a good ten hours with 2300mAh (a careful look at the capacity of rechargeable batteries you buy and nb: in the manual it says that it should not be used with rechargeable but we will not buy batteries every other day ...!)

It's a shame not to provide an automatic battery recharging qd is connected to the area as small HarleyBenton example.

Convenient and accurate tuning.

The HP is very directional and with a small air it looked pretty handy ... it is placed 1m in front of his feet and facing you ... and hop it's all good.

SOUNDS

The only criticism I would make is that the lack of character and will not necessarily good instrument, it gives the impression of a tin perfectly amplified ... qd but it's still very very very good, both on acoustic than electric.

The amp models are good (except the acoustic guitar simulation, zero). I especially like the "black panel" for clean sounds.
In saturation it sounds good but the grain does not really suit me ... but it is probably more than my guitar

Effects: same Microcube

The two are very Equalisers great job.

Other than that, nothing wrong it is very good and better than the Microcube eg. (No buzz already in the grave ...) Probably due to its broader HP and larger and better quality (6.5 "Neodymium)

Overall, there is no breath, unless it grows strong gains by increasing the saturation or volume in "micro". A very positive point. (... We often forget to turn it off ... since we do not hear it!)

Do not count an entire neighborhood awake in her clear, but it's more than enough to break the ears of a group of friends. In saturation, the volume is impressive: Correct simulation, gain fully, impossible to mount the volume knob more than 1 / 3 without losing his eardrums!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a few weeks it fits perfectly with what I needed and I use it mostly on batteries. I bought a Microcube but it did not suit me really ...

Roland makes it a tip-top for the use to which it is intended: on batteries LR6 amp with two inputs with independent effects. Made to be used with nothing other than the two instruments or microphones.
If you do not need these features ... go your way there as well to see better for less (in terms of portable sound system), for example in VOX DA Series.

At € 266 it's still a bit expensive in the category of small portable amp but it is quite complete and of excellent quality.

This choice I would do without hesitation.