Roland Mobile Cube
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Roland Mobile Cube

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

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 7 reviews )
 4 reviews57 %
 1 user review14 %
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Dana Graham Phelps08/27/2018

Dana Graham Phelps's review"One Of Best Amps For Money/Purpose"

Roland Mobile Cube
There's a lot of battery powered portable amps out there, or at least enough to do some serious comparisons. I own a Lunchbox Jr. and have played several others. The Roland is loud for its size but I wasn't able to use it when traffic noise got too loud in a street performance environment. It's got huge utility for its size with inputs, effects, etc.
The battery life is great.

What I wanted to write a review for is that it it has tone. The actual sound quality you get from this amp is better than the other battery powered amps I've used. Lunchbox JR. is impressive but it's heavier and has very few options. It does not have the same kind of tone. An Lunchbox Jr. has its own thing but I like the Roland sweetness just as a guitarist. Without any effects I can play through the Roland and it's going to work. I am putting Behringer tube and delay through the LB soon, it's going to be awesome but the Rolands have a little bit of something straight from the factory worth considering. I played with it for hundreds of hours in live street situations, made a good bit of cash using that Roland.https://soundcloud.com/dana-graham-phelps/pier-839-performance-jan-or-feb-2016-7-dana-phelps
iamqman04/22/2011

iamqman's review"I'll pass"

Roland Mobile Cube
This thing is pretty unique but the features that give it a cool option aren't enough for a purchase. First off it takes 6 AA batteries and it has about 15 hours of life on them. Basically with my playing habits I would be dumping about 12 batteries in this thing per week give or take. Batteries aren't cheap and this economy sucks right now so that is a big disappointment in this amp. That alone will make me not buy this amp and I wouldn't recommend it just based on that features alone.


Roland MOBILE CUBE Features:

* Battery-powered amplifier for anyone, anywhere, anytime
* 5W (2.5W + 2.5W) stereo power with two high-performance 4" speakers
* Inputs for microphone, stereo-instrument, and stereo AUX; headphone output
* Center Cancel function for karaoke
* Built-in stereo reverb/chorus, distortion and more
* Dedicated strap included for easy carry around
* Mic Channel: Input Jacks (1/4" phone type)
* Keyboard/Instrument/Guitar Channel: Input Jack L/MONO, GUITAR (1/4" phone type), Input Jack R (1/4" phone type)
* Aux In Jacks (Stereo miniature phone type, RCA phono type)
* Phones Jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
* Accessories - Strap, Dry Battery (LR6 (AA) type) x 6
* Power Supply - DC 9 V, Dry Battery (LR6 (AA) type) x 6 or AC Adaptor (optional)

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Power 5W
Speakers 2 x 4"
Effects Yes
Reverb Yes
EQ Tone
Amp Modeling Yes
Number of Models 4
Number of Tubes 0
Preamp Tubes No Tubes
Power Tubes No Tubes
Inputs 1 x Mic (1/4"), 2 x Instrument, 1 x Aux (1/8"), 2 x RCA
No Outputs
No Footswitch I/O
No Effects Loop
Height 7"
Width 11"
Depth 4.25"
Weight 5.51 lbs.

SOUNDS

The tone sounds like a normal solid state amplifier. It has that good clean tone and poor low gain and then a fizzy but fun high gain tone. The high gain is a lot of fun to mess around with because it is so hairy and you can add chorus, reverb, or delay to beef up the tone.

I personally like the sound of this amp with a Les Paul or another humbucking style guitar. It like the high gain tone on this amp and it needs that humbucker to get the lead lines my ear is wanting to hear.

Another great feature on this amp is the cutting of vocals or solos if your hooking up your CD player or MP3 player. So you can play you own solo or even singing your own melody for practicing. This is great little tool for practicing your vocal and solo chops.

OVERALL OPINION

Overall this amp for me is a big bust due to the battery operation. If it had a AC plug as well then we'd be talking but this is amiss for me. I like the sound it has which is pretty standard for solid state amps.

At new these units come in at around $170. You can plug three things in at one time which is cool. So I can see this thing being good for the one man band thing on the street. I think there are better amps by Roland than this.
salinas5503/31/2014

salinas55's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" nulisime! horror!"

Roland Mobile Cube
everything has already been said .............

UTILIZATION

Sound good with it?? Are you kidding! it looks like Twitter will listen above sea or in the mountains with a bad transistor!

SOUNDS

I hated I did not even insisted I hang my grat ensuing '!

OVERALL OPINION

zero at any point! quality zero price! only advantage and it regards supplier, purchased by corresponding 'I m'l'suis is repaid on the same day! income less 20 Euros I would have paid 50!
01/22/2011

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

Roland Mobile Cube
Bah look on the net ... lol ... Audiofanzine

UTILIZATION

Hi.

I received this toy this morning and the result is final! ; The Ball
This little box built of solid metal rings monstrously strong.
I had a Vox DA 5, I think the DA 5 for a guitarist "dirty" better fit
For what is clean or use as an external sound system for me, the Mobile Cube wins hands down
The comparison! Super low quality! The extreme power which Qa5 vox does not make the weight!
Many more simultaneous input and its punch
Only default entry to cinch or sound is not adjustable!
Otherwise what power I have not even dared to put the volume to half for fear of coming my neighbors complain.
Conclusion: Do not put all hands! Especially the clowns who listens Guetta et Cie
Ball of the cube of the ball ... ..

SOUNDS

I use with my Nord Lead Vlavia, Korg Kaossilator or Vestax Handy Trax
It sounds good and Grave! Even low despite its small size
Quickly forget VOX DA5 or the Roland cubes ... it do not compete at that goblin malignant

OVERALL OPINION

From Balle Balle De La
micheljulien09/10/2009

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

Roland Mobile Cube
Travel 2X2.5w transistor amplifier

6pile or 1.5v power adapter not included (Injury)

Between mic with volume split between STREO instrument or mono, stereo AUX Djack 3.5, and end between 1 RCA stereo, short for completeness, all able to work simultaneously (personal I test with two guitars and a microphone, ca does)

Level effect, chorus, and Od Disto Dedis not be modified between the instrument, center cancel (in fact it is supposed to remove the voice, it just mitigate the center channel and it does not really work!) between the DDI to a tone and a knob for the reverb or delay (0 to 5: delay, reverb from 5 10) on the general

Volume for the microphone and volume for the instrument (a! handy!)

in space (even if the aesthetical is debatable) the proportions are idalie for the bag!

UTILIZATION

Config pretty simple, though comprehensive manual in 7 languages ​​including french! Some errors, such as it is written that you can not plug in two instruments simultaneously, I tried: You can !!!!!!! against by not spar volume control (you can not have everything l! that price!)
For sound, this amp is the trip!! Do not ask him too, but for me this is very correct for the effects work anywhere are also correct, see for fun chorus (I almost want to insert the effect in my chain!)

SOUNDS

For sound, this amp is the trip!! Do not ask him too, but for me this is very correct for work anywhere with a clean clear stratum, a little less well with the SG (but not for either, huh ?!!!) effects are also correct, see fun for the chorus (I almost want to insert the effect in my chain !)
on the other hand I use it to support both classical guitar in an acoustic group (violocelle, accordion, violin, clarinet, percussion) and it is happiness, the guitars finally agree!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for several weeks, remplassement a yamaha 5 is that vibrated all he knew and had only one between, and frankly I am satisfied for now, as it wealth of inputs, at least, the absence of external power supply in the box!

Roro for 129 at my dealer prefer, there's no lizard, but with a little more money I can be direct me to the Microcube rx, it has a little more potato and cool stuff on the style box rhythm tuner and a little more effect
Darkpat107/02/2009

Darkpat1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland Mobile Cube
<p class="MsoNormal"> Transistor amplifier take anywhere!
It dlivre powerful sound REALLY surprising relative to its size.
It may be a can connect with any prs: MP3, Microphone, Guitar, Keyboard, Stereo in .......

Diffrent can rglage: time limit, chorus, reverb ... see Previous notice!

UTILIZATION

The sound is excellent and is obtained IMMEDIATE sounds: clear, distortion or drive.

SOUNDS

This is an amp that you can play all styles of music it fits and most of all, it follows you everywhere
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I played with an electro-acoustic or Wechter Taylor T5 or a small electric Cort and I am surprised and delighted whenever the rsultat.


OVERALL OPINION

<img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="biggrin" /> I've had a month and if you rvez an amp that follows you everywhere that is not a ridiculous point of view sound power or various effects, h well, it is for you.
<p class="MsoNormal"> Points are clutter is IDAL gal volume amps with other more "cubic" It fits in everywhere and in conclusion I think even if its price double than mine although I am lche the Rasht.
SlapKid08/02/2008

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

Roland Mobile Cube
20 mins tried in stores, quiet. Ai vox DA5, Microcube, microspider not without a point of comparison.
Look radio grandfather-who-is-the-modern-play, 28 by 18 by 11 cm for 2x2, 5w and 2x10cms hp.
Bass reflex, surprisingly compact, sturdy in the hand.
Tested a strat Mexico zonait 50s there, is much worse ...
Connectivity ultra-complete, see Roland for details.
Batteries and industry through Transformer.
Much easier to fit / carry the aforementioned mini amps, very good idea of ​​Roland format.

UTILIZATION

Very simple, I speak for scratching. Clean crunch and distortion are planned, with chorus and delay / reverb. Or not. The chorus is a simple push-button, and the effect is difficult to imagine for the size of the thing: absolutely gorgeous! Very clean, in fact it is only on one of the hp, the other being dry, the class.
The reverb is good too, but not adjustable delay ok in crunch / distortion solo.
A button for audio tone, enough of this amp.
Very pleasant to use.

SOUNDS

Much more clear and open the micro cube, not digital sounds natural-dark-metal. The clean is awesome, makes super stratum, and strong too!
The crunch is nice too, really useful, surprising.
The lead, with Ben stratum is never again but I guess a good potential with humbuckers.
All very simple, and the sound is always fresh, and it sounds strong for its size.
In short I am still amazed there, what a wonderful creature in this ugly dress!
It's hard not to ten, no competition ...

OVERALL OPINION

Very good feeling, go take it in hand to see.
There is everything you need to do a good job, and if you like to play clean it really good plan. Unbelievable.
and in addition you can mix with your iPod, stereo siouplait, and frankly it changes everything all at all.
For the holidays is not better, it's simple.