Yamaha THR5A - 10W 2x3" Guitar Combo Amp

10-watt 1-channel 2x3" Battery-powered Stereo Acoustic Guitar Combo Amplifier with Built-in Mic Models, Effects, and USB for Editing and Recording
Yamaha THR5A - 10W 2x3
Yamaha THR5A - 10W 2x3
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Amazing Acoustic Guitar Tone - Anywhere!

Yamaha's THR5A portable acoustic guitar combo amplifier is much more than a great-sounding, battery-powered amp. Optimized for use with acoustic-electric and silent guitars, the THR5A delivers impeccable simulations of dynamic and classic tube condenser mics along with studio-grade effects to give you polished, professional tone wherever you are. You can use the THR5A's stereo speakers for external playback from your iPod or computer. Battery power lets you take your tones anywhere, and thanks to its USB connectivity, you'll also love the way your Yamaha THR5A guitar amplifier fits into your studio.

Yamaha THR5A Portable Combo Guitar Amplifier at a Glance:
  • Loaded with essential mic models and onboard effects
  • Battery powered, so you can take your music anywhere
  • USB connectivity for recording, playback, and preset editing
Loaded with essential mic models and onboard effects

By splitting the effects and mic models across three independent knobs, Yamaha built the THR5A guitar amp to let you combine tones and effects in fun and creative ways. First, pick out your mic model. Condenser, dynamic, tube, and nylon mic simulations, as well as EG CLN (a clean electric guitar setting) give you everything you need to cover a wide range of styles. The THR5A's modulation effects live on a second knob and its delays and reverbs live on a third. The result is a full acoustic-electric amp rig worth of effects and tone combinations. And thanks to Yamaha's Virtual Circuitry Modeling, the THR5A emulates each component of each mic model and effect, giving you super-realistic sound and feel.

Battery powered, so you can take your music anywhere

Want to rock out on a street corner? Pick up your iPod for backing tracks and your battery-powered Yamaha THR5A guitar amp, and you're good to go. What about your next long car trip? With up to six hours of running time on just eight AA batteries, you'll be able to rock out from state to state. Even if you're flying, the entire THR5A fits easily in your carry-on, so you'll be ready to rock as soon as your plane lands.

USB connectivity for recording, playback, and preset editing

There's a hidden side to this go-anywhere, sound-like-anything guitar amplifier: its USB computer connection. There's a lot you can do with the THR5A's USB jack. For one thing, it lets you record right to your DAW. A complimentary copy of Cubase AI is included, so you're set even if you don't already have recording software. You can also use the THR5A's USB for audio playback, letting you rock out to your favorite tunes without reaching for your iPod. Last but not least, there's Yamaha's THR Editor software, which lets you use your computer to dive deep into the THR5A's amp models and effects to create your own presets. It also gives you access to the THR5A's compressor and noise gate for even more tone-tweaking possibilities.

Yamaha THR5A Portable Combo Guitar Amplifier Features:
  • An amazing portable acoustic guitar amp - ideal for practicing, songwriting, and recording
  • Impeccable simulations of dynamic and classic tube condenser mics along with studio-grade effects
  • Yamaha's Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) technology delivers extremely realistic sound and feel
  • Runs on supplied AC adapter or 8 AA batteries for up to 6 hours of continuous playing time
  • Auxiliary 1/8" input lets you play back audio via your personal music player
  • USB connection provides 2 channels of recording/playback to and from your computer
  • Dual 3.15" speakers provide stereo audio for internal effects and auxiliary/computer audio playback
  • Free (downloadable) THR Editor software lets you tweak additional parameters
  • Includes Steinberg's Cubase AI recording software
Get amazing acoustic guitar tone anywhere with Yamaha's THR5A!

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Tech Specs

Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Total Power 10W
Speaker Size 2 x 3"
Effects Yes
Reverb Yes
EQ 1-band
Amp Modeling Yes
Number of Models 5
Inputs 1 x TS, 1 x 1/8" (Stereo)
Outputs 1 x 1/4" (Headphones)
Height 6.57"
Width 10.67"
Depth 4.72"
Weight 4.4 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number THR5A

Customer Reviews

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Super little practice amp. Really nice to plug up with nice sounds without lugging all the equipment out. This thing is quite surprising. For the money it is a good investment

Another Winner From Yamaha!

I purchased this little powerhouse, to amplify a classical guitar I'd recently purchased(also from Sweetwater), at Roots/Folk jam sessions.But once I started plugging guitars into it, and even though it is designated as an acoustic guitar amp, I have had great success running my 335 through it at church.Great clear tones & plenty of customization with effects. I also like the separate effects & reverb knobs.This unit is well worth the price.

Little Giant !!!

I plugged my Taylor 214CE Deluxe into this little giant. From the reviews on the net I read I was expecting this to be a really good amp but honestly I wasn't to be impressed this much.Yes, it's not powerful enough to use it alone on a recital at a large hall, but when you're at home practicing or jamming with another friend (or even few friends) out in your backyard this gem puts out more than enough power for those occasions.When I bought my 214CE Dlx I was also thinking about a more expensive model Taylor like a 414CE. The difference in the tones between two guitars was subtle but there...The only question was, does that subtle difference in tone between two models justifies to spend all that extra money. After all 214CE Dlx had a beautiful tone too...Well, after plugging in to THR5A, I fell in love with my 214CE Dlx one more time and I that doubt disappeared in my mind.The quality sound coming out of this amp will make you feel the same about your guitar no matter what brand/model Electric/Acoustic you're plugging in it!It is so easy to move around the home, yard or RV with this amp. Plus at a price like $199 it is most affordable, yet quality amp out there as of today.If you're looking for a GREAT ACOUSTIC AMP and still on the fence about it, go ahead and jump on it! Trust me, you won't be sorry!
Music background: After 40 yrs playing, still learning...


This amp is awesome! You can copy the exact sound of your Guitar,or you can model it with some of the best effects out there.The Condenser,Dynamic,and Tube settings all give pretty accurate modeling of those mics.The Chorus/Compressor and the Delay/Reverb settings are very nice,and will make your Guitar soundBIG! I go Busking with this amp,and as long as you use a wall or find a partially enclosed area,this amp more than keeps up with volume.I have played out in the open in Parks,etc. and it does this ok as well.The headphone jack will act as a line out to pa speakers and or bigger acoustic amps,so the volume thing some people dont like is solveable also.Personally I find it to be the best money I have spent on an amp in a long time,and I will be buying a second one.aI also highly recommend the Bag Yamaha has for these amps.Very nicely made and protects the amp when using it as I do.Well done Yamaha!
Music background: FOLK ROCKER/ACOUSTIC 34YRS

Awesome little amp

I have a vintage Guild D30 with an LR Baggs M80 magnetic pickup. I wasn't quite sure if I was going to like this amp when I bought it. I thought that it would be only decent. But after playing through it and hearing the sound, it's like my acoustic is the same sound as playing without being plugged in, but amplified. The effects are really well done as well. Couldn't be happier with this purchase, especially for the price.
Music background: Hobbiest
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