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Crate Profiler 5 5W 2x4 Guitar Combo Amp   

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A smart practice amp.

The Profiler 5 guitar combo amp was created as a convenient way for guitarists to practice and perform using 11 of the world's most sought after amp profiles. It features smart design that keeps pace with emerging technology. A 5-watt stereo system with 2 - 4" speakers and stereo DSP, the Model 5 amp has flexible AC or battery powered operation. Profiler amplifiers are also the first in the industry to feature USB outputs for easy computer recording for easy computer recording with the included Mackie Tracktion recording software. Onboard DSP effects provide 11 custom modulations including Chorus, Flange, Wah and Tremolo. Profiler also has separate Delay, Reverb and 3-band EQ controls.

FEATURES
  • 5 watts, stereo
  • 2x4" speakers
  • Stereo DSP including Chorus, Flange, Wah and Tremolo
  • Separate Delay, Reverb and 3-band EQ
  • USB output

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4.3

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Crate Profiler 5 Review

I purchased the Profiler 5 as a "PERSONAL" amp; which is what I believe the amp was designed for. It is not intended to be a full featured powerhouse that...Read complete review

I purchased the Profiler 5 as a "PERSONAL" amp; which is what I believe the amp was designed for. It is not intended to be a full featured powerhouse that can keep up with a band. I wanted something that I could grab, plug into and (without stringing power cords or power strips) lounge back in one of my recliners in my family room and noodle to my hearts content. And I didn't want to be forced into putting on earbuds either. I considered all of the headphone amps out there, but again, you have to wear earphones to use them as they have no speakers or power amps. I just wanted a grab-it and play "all-in-one" unit that would make spontaneous noodling less of a bother. This unit is very well designed. It is the only unit of its kind that has separate Delay and Reverb and Effects. Yes, they are all separate and can be layered together!! Other than the Zoom G-units (which are strictly "headphone" amps....they have no internal amps or speakers), no other small battery powered small personal amp offers these effects separately. With most of them you can get reverb OR delay, but not both together. Kudos to the guys at Crate! Well done. The presets are non-adjustable. However they have been very intelligently chosen. The preset amounts and levels work very well! The single "tone" control could also offer a broader sweep, but that is just a personal quibble. As it is, it will do.

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This box sounds like everything that was wrong with modeling... ten years ago. This is true going through the speaker or through the headphone output. The clean tones are flat and lifeless;...Read complete review

This box sounds like everything that was wrong with modeling... ten years ago. This is true going through the speaker or through the headphone output. The clean tones are flat and lifeless; the crunch to high gain tones are muddy, mid-heavy messes. The model presets load up on effects to cover up the tones' deficiencies. The unit hisses incessantly and obnoxiously when on. You can hear the noise-gating sucking your sustain away. For the price, it felt like a no-lose proposition... but after thirty minutes of use I decided I was better off with my Smokey Amp running through my 1x12. The Smokey only does 1.5 sounds, but at least it does them quite well. I have played through any number of el cheapo SS practice amps that also were more satisfying to play through than the Profiler. In the Crate's defense, however, I *will* say that the auto-wah was pretty decent.

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5.0

Come on, it's a practice amp!

By Dr. Phil!

from Oakland CA

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I played the roland cube and it was good. Played the line six and it worked. The crate came at a great price with a few usable effects for solo practice. It works for me. If I need big sound, guess what? I use a a bigger amp, stomp boxes etc. You people knew what you were buying when you purchased this amp! And obviously if there are defected units that's a legitimate concern! Geez I'm glad I'm over 50. I don't worry about these things anymore.....turn on the amp and play!

 
5.0

great little amp !!!

By lamadom

from portland,or

A great amp for the price of a stomp box. This is a personal amp, not for jamming with the band, but you could mike it thru the PA and be fine. You get software and a USB port, again worth the price of the amp. Great for camping, picnics... a no brainer buy!!!

 
5.0

The little amp that could!

By Rolls

from Northern Cal.

I picked this up on sale for $50 and due to a back injury had to let it set for just over a year, (when I finally came home from a three level fusion). When I started to feel a little bit better, I decided it was time to take it out of the box. First I noticed horrible buzzing when playing it, but finally realized that it was the battery cover that I had never installed any batteries causing the buzz.I just took the battery cover off and end of buzz. However, I still was not excited about the very cheap speakers, (two 4" speakers). Since it was over a year I could not just return it. But, I searched on-line and found some better speakers for it, (Visonik model VP4063S) What a difference they made and they only cost me a total of $23 including the shipping.Now when I have a good day, I am enjoying playing once again, and although I have a very nice Fender and vintage Gibson, I am having more fun with this tiny little amp that I bought just as an amp that I could bring with me on overnight travels or get aways. It does so many things in a very small foot print and equals the sound of other amps that cost up to $200 or more. And it fits in my suitcase!

 
3.0

sounds good when it works...

By Patrick-9rvnH

from Chatta-freakin-nooga, TN

I purchased this little sucker a few weeks ago wanting a cheap alternative to wearing headphones all the time with my pedal. I took it home, stoked, played for a while, still stoked since it sounded great, tone and all, then I picked it up a little later and it cut out after a minute or two without static or any type of warning. I may try another one to see if it works out, if not I may try one of those mini vox's I've seen!

 
5.0

Crate Profiler 5

By R.W.

from Pa

This is an awesome little amp and it sounds great. For the money you pay it cant believe what you get. The included software is great too. Shocking how cheap electronics are getting that this little guy has so much for so little. The only downer is it seems to not remember the settings sometime. I set it for a short repeat and when I come back to the profile is is a long repeat. Not a big issue. Get one if you can!

 
3.0

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By Cinco D-Pants

from Oklahoma City, OK

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This box sounds like everything that was wrong with modeling... ten years ago. This is true going through the speaker or through the headphone output. The clean tones are flat and lifeless; the crunch to high gain tones are muddy, mid-heavy messes. The model presets load up on effects to cover up the tones' deficiencies. The unit hisses incessantly and obnoxiously when on. You can hear the noise-gating sucking your sustain away. For the price, it felt like a no-lose proposition... but after thirty minutes of use I decided I was better off with my Smokey Amp running through my 1x12. The Smokey only does 1.5 sounds, but at least it does them quite well. I have played through any number of el cheapo SS practice amps that also were more satisfying to play through than the Profiler. In the Crate's defense, however, I *will* say that the auto-wah was pretty decent.

 
2.0

Disappointing!

By Cropmusik

from Baltimore

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Ok- it was this, the VOX DA5 or the MicroCube.This Crate Profiler is going back!It has poor sound (poorer with a ipod in the aux input) and it kept cutting off on me and needed a off/on to "re-boot". Went out and got the Vox DA5 and WOW!-- what a difference! Crate- nice try- I have the BT15 and it's a solid small form bass amp- but this one did not deliver.Sound is muffled/distant/lacks dimension (and its a stereo mini amp!). My guess is 4 inch speakers just don't work (the Vox has one 6.5 inch speaker).

 
5.0

If you have bucks burnin' a hole in your pocket

By telelover-3fZtf

from Undisclosed

Got this little amp last week. I was skeptical at first, but needed something to take on vacation when all I want to haul is a guitar, a cable and a small amp. I was torn between the DA-5 and the Microcube, but when I stumbled on this thing, I couldn't resist. Sounds okay for a small amp, it does tend to rattle at higher volumes. Having a seperate delay and reverb from the other FX was a brilliant touch. The medium gain profiles sound really really good. Don't expect it to sound like something bigger, and you'll be satisfied.

 
5.0

Crate Profiler 5 Guitar Combo Amp

By Yank_teh_bassist

from Vero Beach, Fl

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Wow... I can't belive the quality of this amp... The quality of the effects is outstanding. For a tiny price, you can get reverb, chorus, delay... everything. The effects are super smooth. The only bad thing is the distortion, it's not very transparent, but it sounds HUGE. Notes kinda get garbled up, but it'll do. Also, if you let notes sustain, they just die off, but only after a while. But for the price, fantastic. Plus portability!

 
5.0

Get Real

By Kiiv

from The Boonies

Just wanted to set a few things straight. I've been playing with this thing consistently for four days now and havent the slightest complaint about quality of sound, tone, effects processors, or controls of the amp. Independent delay and reverb separate from the other fx is unheard of at amps costing ten times as much. The chorus is brilliant thanks to two speakers. Remember the DSP that also stores your previous settings too so you can recall them later. Pretty much all bad reviews I've read come from the "less inclined". Seriously it's the best amp in this price range PERIOD. Plus one of the best small practice amps I've used ever. No it won't work for playing shows and no it wont sound like a $$$$ tube head and no the effects wont be the most sought after in digital history, but if you thought that was all true when purchasing, the problems with you and not the amp. Oh and as far as it breaking, theres a five year guarantee except for the speakers which are only a two year guarantee like all crate products. BUY IT!

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