« Try it »Published on 11/08/11 at 23:58
I have a collection of amp modeling units and was pleasantly surprised by the punch this one delivers. Many years ago I had a roland Cube and just loved the sound. I'm happy to say that their reputation remains intact. I find that, splitting my signal to this unit plus one of my other modeling units and going direct into the mixing board results in some authentic vintage sounds. I chose this unit over a Fender Champ, small Marshall or Vox alternative. You should check it out as well.
Sounds pretty good.
Power and Loudness - at very moderate levels the sounds are great, but trying to get anything close to loud from this amp is futile. I looked inside and there is not even a "normal" power transitor visible on the circuit board! So its really a headphone amp with a speaker! You need to connect to a pa or other guitar amp from the headphone out. PA LEVEL-The PA is only useful in a crunch with a small and behaved crowd (like PTA night). If you need a portable PA, a megaphone would be a better deal! INPUT LEVEL-the volume from a cd/mp3 player has No gain and is dependent on the level of the source. Also, no effects are active on the line input (as is common)