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    Affordable, hi-fi acoustic reproduction!

    The Crate CA15 Cimarron compact amplifier delivers 12W of musical power and features dual independent-gain inputs, 3-band EQ, and reverb. RCA input jacks let you plug in a CD player, mixer, or MP3 player to play along with your favorite music. It also has a headphone jack and an external speaker out. The Crate Custom Design 8" woofer delivers smooth, clear sound with excellent projection and fidelity. A flip-out locking bar underneath the cabinet lets you tilt the amplifier back for better monitoring as well as increased coverage and projection.

    Features

    • 12W power
    • 8" woofer
    • Dual independent-gain inputs
    • 3-band EQ
    • Reverb
    • RCA input jacks for CD player, mixer, or MP3 player
    • Headphone jack
    • External speaker out
    • Tilt-back stand

    Perfect for acoustic living room jams and coffee-house crooning. Order now!

     

    CA15 Cimarron 1x8 12W Acoustic Combo Amp Specifications:

    • 14"W x 14"H x 12"D
    • 21 lb.
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    CrateCA15 Cimarron 1x8 12W Acoustic Combo Amp
     
    4.6

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Portable (5)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Excellent sound (4)

    Cons

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good sounding little amp.

        By SteveFB

        from Arcade, NY

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        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable

        Cons

        • None So Far

        Best Uses

        • Practice And Small Venues

        Comments about Crate CA15 Cimarron 1x8 12W Acoustic Combo Amp:

        Has a good clean sound. Our church seats 110 but average attendance is 50. This amp has plenty of clean volume for our situation. Our worship team runs 85-90 dB when the church is empty and this amp is adequate for a proper, unmiked mix with keyboard, bass, drums, piano, flute and vocals.
        Good sound and won't break the bank.

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        5.0

        Solid little box.

        By Sky

        from Enterprise Alabama

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Tone
        • Great price
        • Lightweight
        • Portable
        • Two Channels

        Cons

        • Reverb Isn't Useful

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Crate CA15 Cimarron 1x8 12W Acoustic Combo Amp:

        I love this little amp. Get it if you need a starting gig amp

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Had to return

        By Studio engineer

        from Indiana

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        Pros

        • Portable

        Cons

        • Hum With Reverb
        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

        • None

        Comments about Crate CA15 Cimarron 1x8 12W Acoustic Combo Amp:

        I read all the reviews on this and decided I had to have it. Had problems right out of the box. The tone was ok for an amp of this price range, but not as good as I expected after reading all the glowing reviews. Once I found an acceptable sound, added a little reverb, that is when the trouble began. It added so much noise that is was unusable. Sent it back. I have better amps, was just curious because of the reviews. Not worth your effort. Save your money, buy a real amp.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great sound and tone for small venues

        By JCB AustinNW

        from Austin, TX

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Cabinet
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Excellent tone
        • Good Basic Features
        • Portable

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Home Or Small Venues

        Comments about Crate CA15 Cimarron 1x8 12W Acoustic Combo Amp:

        I bought this amp for use at my home. It has a great sound and the volume is perfect. No problems with feedback. Responds well to my Taylor 814ce. Has helped me adjust to playing acoustic electric guitars since most of my other acoustic guitars are non electric Martin dreadnoughts. Unlike some of the other amps that I have owned, this amp is a lot of fun to play. I love the response. It is also very easy to adjust. It also has a sturdy and attractive cabinet with a retro look.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent little amp

        By SteveGBurg

        from Maryland

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Solid Build

        Cons

        • No Feedback Control
        • No Lo-z Mic Input

        Best Uses

        • Small gigs

        Comments about Crate CA15 Cimarron 1x8 12W Acoustic Combo Amp:

        This little guy is surprisingly good for its wattage and size. Good deep bass for an 8 inch speaker, smooth response. Multiple inputs make it versatile, although for lo-Z mics you'll need an impedance transformer when you plug in - a cheap accessory that you should have anyway. No feedback notch filter, which I can't expect at this price point. For an acoustic gig for less than 80 folks, this thing will work just fine. I actually preferred the sound of this amp to its bigger brother, the CA30, as well as to the Roland AC60 and Marshall AS50D - obviously a personal taste thing.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Good Amp for a Great Price!

        By PianetT

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Crate CA15 Cimarron 1x8 12W Acoustic Combo Amp:

        I was forever looking for a cheap amp that would support vocals and a vintage piano for practicing or very small gigs. My tight budget didn't allow me to go for the Roland AC-90 that I was eying.A guy in a music store recommended me Crate Amps and I have to say - how lucky was I. The CA15 has reverb, two line and 1 RCA input, it only lacks a balanced mic input (too bad). It is robust, and I LOVE the bass this amp has! The sound is very satisfying for such a small amp. The built-in reverb is decent and saves me money as well. It is a little on the heavier side, but still compact enough to carry around easily. I made the mistake to buy a Behringer AT108 before and gave it back right away after it started rattling and shaking. Get this one instead.

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        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        CRATE AMPS ARE KING!!!

        By The Frindge

        from Trotdale, Oregon

        Comments about Crate CA15 Cimarron 1x8 12W Acoustic Combo Amp:

        I've played threww crate amps from the time I bought my first guitar and 20 years later it is the only brand of amp I will get they are the best and this amp is no diffrent! Pick one up you will love it!

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Surprisingly Good

        Comments about Crate CA15 Cimarron 1x8 12W Acoustic Combo Amp:

        I borrowed this amp from a friend for two performances last summer, playing a hand-built grand concert sized acoustic with a Macintosh feather pickup. Amazingly good sound, simple to use, very easy to carry around. Worked well in a quiet room, although I'd probably want more power in a noisier venue. I rated it a little lower for features because it has few of them . . . that could be a big advantage, as well, for its simplicity. Great amp for the price. Why pay more?

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Amp

        By Takluvr

        from Blitzberg

        Comments about Crate CA15 Cimarron 1x8 12W Acoustic Combo Amp:

        This is truly a great amp. The price can't be beat, and it sounds great. It gets very loud with the combined volume of amp and guitar, and it proveides a quality acoustic sound. I use it with my Takamine all the time, and it just sings. Overall, a great amp.

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