Roland MOBILE AC Acoustic Combo AmpItem ID: MobileCubeAC
5-watt 2 x 4" Acoustic Guitar Stereo Combo Amp with Onboard Effects, 3-channel Mixer, and Battery Power
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Proof That Great-sounding Things Come in Small PackagesRoland's MOBILE AC acoustic guitar combo amp lets you explore another dimension in sound. Designed to travel, the MOBILE AC gives you big sound in a small package that can fit in your backpack. It'll operate for up to 15 hours on six AA batteries, so you can take it anywhere. This little amp gives you clear, spacious stereo sound you can enhance with the lush-sounding onboard effects. Plug in your MP3 player and mic for a sing-along. Play your guitar and sing, or jam with backing tracks. Indoors or out, you'll enjoy the Roland MOBILE AC.
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Lush Stereo Sound from a tiny package
The Roland MOBILE AC may be diminutive, but its pair of 4-inch speakers pump out out a decidedly big sound. Kick in the onboard stereo chorus - an effect Roland put on the map with their JC-120 amp in the mid 1970s - and your guitar will be floating in a glorious, swirling soundscape. You also get reverb (with its own dedicated control knob), as well as the aptly-named Wide effect, for increasing the spaciousness of the sound. There's also a Tone knob that controls the overall EQ of your sound.
Built to Travel
Ultra-compact and lightweight, the MOBILE AC is perfect for travel. Just stuff it in your backpack, and you're good-to-go. Take it anywhere - a jam session at a friend's house, a picnic or camping trip, or even onstage to use as a personal monitor. It can run for up to 15 hours on six AA alkaline batteries, so you've got amazing freedom to perform anywhere you'd like. It even comes with a handy carrying strap. And if you'd like to run it on AC, there's an optional AC adapter. An optional carrying case is available as well.
Your new jam buddy
Invite some friends over, tune up your guitar, grab a mic - and you're ready to rock. The MOBILE AC sports guitar and microphone inputs with separate volume controls for each. Dial in a bit of tasty reverb, kick in the Wide effect, and you'll be sounding like a seasoned pro. You also get a third input - with its own volume control - for connecting your portable media player, letting you effortlessly juice your performances with backing tracks.
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Roland's MOBILE AC acoustic guitar combo amp: big fun in a tiny package!
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Comparison with Mobile Cube
by "Flamenco Chuck" Keyser from United StatesRemember: the Mobile Cube AC is not the same unit as the Micro Cube or the Cube Street...
December 6, 2012
Music Background: Flamenco guitar, folk singing (I'm a 60's person..:-)
The Roland Mobile Cube AC (MCAC) just arrived, and I spent a short while comparing it with my M... read more [+]obile Cube (MC) (how complicated can it be?). Guitar is nylon string Takamine TC132SC.... CT2 preamp, etc....
Impressions: the sound is quite acceptable; not as rich or detailed as its bigger brothers, but quite useable. Reverb and chorus are fine (the reverb at its max setting is even a little "over the top", and should satisfy any surf freak....
The interesting part came when I compared it to the Mobile Cube....
The MC (Mobile Cube) had a bit of noise even with everything unplugged, effects off or at minimum. The MCAC was silent as far as I could tell....
1. First I checked out the audio in. The MC seemed to boost the mids substantially by comparison (and then cut them substantially with center cancel turned on). The MCAC sounded much more natural, and much better for the percussive backing tracks I use.
2. Guitar In - I only compared the MCAC with the Acoustic setting on the MC. For my Takamine, the sound was a bit "ringy" through the MCAC (even with chorus and reverb off), but sounded much more natural than the MC, which emphasized the mids as mentioned above. (Initially that was acceptable to me when I first got it, because I was trying to get rid of the bass from the SBT I was using...) There is a very slightly discernable piezo "quack" that is unnoticeable in my bigger amps (AC-33, SA-220, A-Ref) except a very loud volumes (which I seldom use); of course that may be an unfair comparison, since a low volume for the bigger amps may correspond to a loud volume for the MCAC).
3. I particularly like the volume adjustment for the backing track (audio in) on the unit itself, so I don't have to fumble for the mp3 player....
I'm not sure it would be loud enough (without distortion or quack) for busking, but if you just need an enhancement of your basic sound, rather than full on projection to a crowd, I think it would be quite sufficient (i.e., might work in a subway, or coffeehouse if the crowd wasn't too big or noisy) For practice, it is great.
I didn't check the mic, because I don't sing that much anymore, unless it is Flamenco (because the crowd is going to dissipate pretty fast if I do....:-). But I would imagine a difference, since the audio in's were so different..... close [-]
Great Addition to the Roland line....
by "Flamenco Chuck" Keyser from Santa Barbara, CAThis amp is a great addition to Roland's line, with a great form factor for its intended use. I play a Takamine TC132SC nylon string, and while the sound is not as rich as the AC-33, it is still quit... read more [+]e acceptable. Backing tracks sound fine, and I like the fact that the volume is adjustable from the top, instead of having to fumble with the mp3 player
December 5, 2012
Music Background: Playing Flamenco for WAY longer than I want to admit....:-)
The chorus and reverb are good. The quality of sound is much better than the Cube Street for my application. And it does sound better than the Mobile Cube on the acoustic setting (although the latter is no slouch either).
Although it doesn't have the richness and detail of my Fishman SA-220 or LR Baggs A-Ref, it is quite useable, and fits perfectly in the sportpack on my motorcycle (I use a BR-80 for backing tracks)..
For me, it is a keeper..... close [-]
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