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Peavey's 2-channel solid-state features built-in analog chorus and reverb, at a price that anyone can afford.

The Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 acoustic combo amp is rated at 30 watts, and has a compact, lightweight design that makes it perfect for rehearsals. The Ecoustic 208 acoustic amp features a built-in analog chorus and reverb, and includes headphone outputs for quiet practicing.

Peavey Ecoustic amplifiers are highly versatile amplification systems designed for acoustic instruments, vocals and line-level devices such as samplers and audio players in performance and rehearsal applications.

FEATURES
30 watts of power
Two channels
Solid-state preamp
2 x 8" premium full-range loudspeakers
Separate 1/4" inputs
Headphone output
Analog chorus
Spring reverb
Separate level controls for each channel
Dedicated EQ for each channel

Your new Peavey acoustic amp is waiting. Just a few clicks or a quick call and it's yours!

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 16-1/2lb.
Weight Packed: 20-1/4lb.
Width Packed: 17-3/4"
Depth Packed: 18-3/4"
Height Packed: 13-1/2"
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PeaveyEcoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp
 
3.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

44%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Portable (5)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Excellent sound (3)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Peavey Ecoustic E208 Amplifier

Aside from the afformentioned chorus and reverb control functions, the amplifier is solidly constructed and loud enough for my purpose. I am quite pleased with my recent purchase as well as the customer...Read complete review

Aside from the afformentioned chorus and reverb control functions, the amplifier is solidly constructed and loud enough for my purpose. I am quite pleased with my recent purchase as well as the customer service of MF. I had ordered two and had to return one with a non functioning reverb, but was propmtly sent a new amp within 5 days. Returns are handled curteously and with no hassles. Even though I could have saved $20 from other online dealers, I have been a MF customer a number of times in the past and this was the first time that I ever had to return something. Keep up the great service.
Amplifier has two top panel channels, Channel One for instrument has an unbalaced 1/4" input jack, rotary constrols for level, low and high equalization with center detent so that the equalization functions as a +/- 15db boost/cut (much more flexible for achieving you desired tone), rotatry chorus with a push button select fro assigning the chorus to either channel one or channel two.

Channel Two has a combination 1/4"-XLR input jack for either an instrument (high impedance) or a microphone (low impedance), rotary constrols for level, low, middle and high equalization with center detent, reverb control and master volume (common to both channels). Other features are chicken head style knobs, 1/4" headphone jack, power led indicator (power switch and power cord connection on rear panel. Two eight inch full range dual cone speakers, spring reverb pan and durable hansome looking dark brown tolex covering with antique brass colored corner protectors as well as a sturdy cabinet.
I bought this amplifier primarily for use with a Walden CG550 nylon string A/E with Fishman Classic 4 preamp, Walden, GC630CE grand concert steel string A/E with Fishman Classic 4 preamp and a Tanglewood TW28-CSN-CE dreadnaught steel string A/E with Fishman Isys preamp. Eq works quite well in conjuction with the stated guitars onboard preamp tone controls. I definitely like the center detent (flat) positions and find that I plenty of range so that I do not have to make major adjustments. Sound is clear and I belive does not suffer from lack of a HF tweeter. Yes I get the usual piezo quack from the pickups but am amble to minimize it with the equalization controls. Volume is suprisingly loud for a solid state amp and should be fine for small venues and out door back deck gatherings (one of the reasons I bought it). The built-in chorus has an audible hiss if turned up all the way (not necessary - lower setting sound best for acoustic guitar). The spring reverb is clean sounding but a little on the "light" side. Obivously having more controls for depth and mix of these effects would have exceeded the price point for this amplifier. Even plugging in my Classic Vibe 50's Telecaster sounded decent (but I am spoiled by the reverb in my vibro-champ XD).
Compared to other acoustic amplifiers that cost less (ie no second channel, one speaker, etc) and cost more ($300 +) the overall quality and value for $189.95 is remarkable.

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E208 White Noise Noisy

I bought this amp here in Hamilton, and every one of these Peavy Ecoustic 208 amps was noisy. The problem is mostly with the chorus select, although even without the chorus select on,...Read complete review

I bought this amp here in Hamilton, and every one of these Peavy Ecoustic 208 amps was noisy. The problem is mostly with the chorus select, although even without the chorus select on, it makes a lot of noise. I bought one, then returned it. Peavey gave me a new one. I returned that one too. I was disappointed because this amp had everything I wanted in an amp. Mic jack, reverb, chorus, high low and mid. I ended up getting a Crate Acoustic 125D. Sure it cost me a couple hundred more, but well worth the investment.

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Peavey Ecoustic E208 Amplifier

By Robert Carey

from Connecticut

Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

Aside from the afformentioned chorus and reverb control functions, the amplifier is solidly constructed and loud enough for my purpose. I am quite pleased with my recent purchase as well as the customer service of MF. I had ordered two and had to return one with a non functioning reverb, but was propmtly sent a new amp within 5 days. Returns are handled curteously and with no hassles. Even though I could have saved $20 from other online dealers, I have been a MF customer a number of times in the past and this was the first time that I ever had to return something. Keep up the great service.
Amplifier has two top panel channels, Channel One for instrument has an unbalaced 1/4" input jack, rotary constrols for level, low and high equalization with center detent so that the equalization functions as a +/- 15db boost/cut (much more flexible for achieving you desired tone), rotatry chorus with a push button select fro assigning the chorus to either channel one or channel two.

Channel Two has a combination 1/4"-XLR input jack for either an instrument (high impedance) or a microphone (low impedance), rotary constrols for level, low, middle and high equalization with center detent, reverb control and master volume (common to both channels). Other features are chicken head style knobs, 1/4" headphone jack, power led indicator (power switch and power cord connection on rear panel. Two eight inch full range dual cone speakers, spring reverb pan and durable hansome looking dark brown tolex covering with antique brass colored corner protectors as well as a sturdy cabinet.
I bought this amplifier primarily for use with a Walden CG550 nylon string A/E with Fishman Classic 4 preamp, Walden, GC630CE grand concert steel string A/E with Fishman Classic 4 preamp and a Tanglewood TW28-CSN-CE dreadnaught steel string A/E with Fishman Isys preamp. Eq works quite well in conjuction with the stated guitars onboard preamp tone controls. I definitely like the center detent (flat) positions and find that I plenty of range so that I do not have to make major adjustments. Sound is clear and I belive does not suffer from lack of a HF tweeter. Yes I get the usual piezo quack from the pickups but am amble to minimize it with the equalization controls. Volume is suprisingly loud for a solid state amp and should be fine for small venues and out door back deck gatherings (one of the reasons I bought it). The built-in chorus has an audible hiss if turned up all the way (not necessary - lower setting sound best for acoustic guitar). The spring reverb is clean sounding but a little on the "light" side. Obivously having more controls for depth and mix of these effects would have exceeded the price point for this amplifier. Even plugging in my Classic Vibe 50's Telecaster sounded decent (but I am spoiled by the reverb in my vibro-champ XD).
Compared to other acoustic amplifiers that cost less (ie no second channel, one speaker, etc) and cost more ($300 +) the overall quality and value for $189.95 is remarkable.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Jerry M

By Gerard Murguia

from San Antonio

Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

Outstanding light, little amp. Stick it in the back of my MINI and go. It has excellent two-channel input, with one channel taking either the 1/4" cord or the mic cord -- really convenient.
So far so good -- I've only had it for a few weeks, but have had no problems. I still own and use my Peavey PA System that I bought in 1980 and it still sounds great!
For the price, best overall features, quality, and utility.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ecoustic E208 Guitar Amp

By R Madden

from South

Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

If you want something well-built with basic features and a classic analog signal chain at a poor man's price, this amp is it. I chose it over a Behringer amp of similar size and power that was a close second. I'm a Behringer fan for quality at a low price, but the Peavey had spring reverb! Where do you get that any more?
I'm using the amp with a Japanese-built Austin knockoff of a D-45, an Epi Les Paul Special, an Ibanez acoustic, and a Shure SM58 vocal mike,
I very much like the classic layout of rotary knobs and toggle switches, recessed into the top where they won't get banged. The only effects you really want for a small acoustic amp are reverb and chorus, and it's nice to get the analog version for a low price. Having a reasonable amount of power, and two drivers to push it through is what sold me. For what the amp is designed to be, the only feature I would have liked to have added is a Line Out jack. Would have cost very little, but so very useful on any amp.
For the price, the sound is great! Rich and full with plenty of bass. The cabinet is rock solid. Jacks could be better. Chorus circuit is noisy, and the preamp for the XLR doesn't have enough gain to match the line-in at similar volume settings. These are minor to me. The handle on top is actually a decent handle, and not a nailed-on strip of rubber! Nice touch!
Great design! Simple, but not cheap. Extra style points.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Amp

By strings

from Toledo, Ohio

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Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

    I've had this amp for over a year now, & here's my review. 1st of all, like many of the reviews I see here, I too thought it was "loud", "noisy", & I ALMOST returned it. Here's the thing with this amp. You need to finely adjust between the master volume & the level of whatever channel you're using. By doing that you can eliminate the static noise. Then, you will see, that this is actually a great amp for the money. It's clean, loud, & has a great E.Q. on either channel. Don't be discouraged when you 1st plug your guitar(or mic) into it & you get a hissing sound. Adjust the level & master volume settings & it sounds great. Any static from using the chorus can also be eliminated by adjusting the level & master volume.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love this amp!!!

    By Big-Craig Rains

    from Texarkana,AR

    Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

    I picked up this amp to use with my outlaw country act.This thing is sweet,it has warm tone,and the chorus is nice.I think the switchable chorus effect is cool,I use it on my vocal channel and it gives it a little something different.The vocal channel is clean and clear,without effecting the guitar channel.It's amazing how much power this unit has at only 20wts RMS.The quality is awesome,as expected from Peavey,it should last a lifetime on the road.The only complaint is there is no aux input for backing tracks I sometimes use as I am a solo act.Other than that,it's definatly the best bang for your buck.This is now my primary amp.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Amp!

    By Old Picker

    from Kilgore, Texas

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    Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

    I love Peavey Products so I may be a bit partial in their direction when I talk about them.This is the best Acoustic Amp I have ever owned in this price range. I don't how anybody could expect more.The tone reproduction is exceptional and the variety of tones you can get out of it seem to be endless. I play a Guild GAD20E and a Takamine EG523 though it and the response for both guitars is outstanding.I use the Chorus channel for one type of music and the Reverb channel for another.It works very well for small to moderate size rooms. Turn it down and put a microphone in front of it and the possibilities expand even more.I am very pleased with this amp!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    E208 White Noise Noisy

    By Sha'ul ha Yahudah

    from Hamilton, ON

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

        I bought this amp here in Hamilton, and every one of these Peavy Ecoustic 208 amps was noisy. The problem is mostly with the chorus select, although even without the chorus select on, it makes a lot of noise. I bought one, then returned it. Peavey gave me a new one. I returned that one too. I was disappointed because this amp had everything I wanted in an amp. Mic jack, reverb, chorus, high low and mid. I ended up getting a Crate Acoustic 125D. Sure it cost me a couple hundred more, but well worth the investment.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great little amp

        By the D man-KFxiX

        from ohio

        Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

        This is a great amp. At this price you simply cant get a better deal. This amp sounds great and is plenty loud for being only thirty watts. The chorus is real nice too. It adds a nice depth to the sound making it more three dimensional. The only fault I have with this amp is that the 2nd channel seemed somewhat quieter than the 1st. This is really an issue though. I would recommend this amp to anyone who needs an affordable way to amplify their acoustic guitar.

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        This Amp Sucks!

        By Slater

        from SF Bay Area

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        Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

        I own a recording studio. I was looking for an amp to help with "Film Scoring". I have over 40 guitars in the studio, and 20 guitar amps. I really thought that this amp might be a good addition to assist in the work that is being done here. This amp is horrible. I would try to return it, but it might be easier to shove an elephant into a Prius, than to return a guitar amplifier to Musicians Friend. Please don't waste your time on this product. It appears to be a "Hit or Miss" item, in terms of quality.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        finally

        By lester

        from nashville

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Just What I've Been Need
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

          I will get another one to run in stereo

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love this little amp

          By Nick

          from SPI Texas

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small gigs

            Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

            Really impressed by this little amp. Very live sound that works well with my Martin Aura. Spring reverb is great; chorus sounds good. Doubles for me as a practice bass amp. Has surprising punch for a 30 watt amp. Excellent bang for the buck

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A great , powerful little amp

            By More than satisfied

            from North East US.

            Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

            I purchased the E208 acoustic amp after trying it out with my archtop Ibanez electric. I was looking for an amp that would take a mic.,had volume for small gigs and yet would accomadate both acoustic and electric guitars. This amp has great tone and with chorus and reverb can suit any type of music. It is exactly what I need when my band deserts me in winter to go south and I am playing small gigs alone. I can also plug in recorded rythum to play with. Great Amp -great tone.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Little Amp

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

            Wanted a small acustic amp to use with my Takamine acustic electric.This amp sounds great and isn't to complicated.The two 8" speakers are loud enough for jams or practice.Probably to small to gig except for smaller places.Well made with a chourus select feature and enough settings on both channels. Overall a great little amp for the price.

             
            1.0

            Channel 1 far too noisy to be useful

            By Gabe

            from SoCal

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Loud for its size
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Practicing at home

            Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

            I purchased this to play small solo gigs, but unless channel 1's loud hum can be fixed there is no way it will work out. If Peavey fixes the channel, it will be great... it's light, loud, and channel 2 sounds really good. I really want this amp to work out. I bought this a month ago, it was a little noisy at the start, but I could live with it, but now it's unusable as it is.

             
            4.0

            Nice little amp

            By Cali2112

            from Stephenson Va.

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

                I use this for home practice and in a worship band.

                 
                2.0

                Too Much Hum

                By Bozo

                from NW

                About Me Novice

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Ok Sound
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Background Hum

                Best Uses

                • Events

                Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

                Picked out this amp because I have another Peavey amp
                that sounds good and works well for me. This amp has all the features I wanted and was a great deal.
                When I plugged in and turned it on there was this hum that distracted from the nuances of the acoustic/electric sound. So it's going back.

                 
                5.0

                Small, but powerful

                By 2manytrees

                from Saratoga Springs, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

                    This amp fit my needs perfectly. Enough power for small halls, lightweight, and the balanced mic input works great. Took a bit of "tweaking" to get the sound I wanted but the controls are easy to use.

                     
                    1.0

                    Quality problem

                    By Ralph

                    from Tulsa

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                    Pros

                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • Poor Sound Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

                      It had a buzz and it was returned w/o any problems.

                       
                      1.0

                      It didn't work

                      By Hajiboy

                      from Lafayette, IN

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

                      The "Condition One" rating for the product (used, in mint condition) wasn't accurate. The packaging showed no obvious sign of damage during shipment, but the amp definitely didn't work when it got here. The power indicator light would come on and immediately turn off when the switch was turned on. It just made a humming noise. When the light stayed on, the amp made a GOD-AWFUL noise like it was either receiving some interference, my phone was downloading data too close to the amp or there was a polarity issue. I sent it back and upgraded to a new amp to see if the problem would still be there. I'll give another review when I get an amp that works.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      ecoustic e208

                      By Anonymous

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about Peavey Ecoustic E208 30W 2x8 Acoustic Combo Amp:

                      this amp would be a ok practice amp, every time i turned it up it just sounded bad really bad! I took it back to dealer and got my money back!!no tone !!!!!

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