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Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor   

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The Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor delivers 30W of audio punch through a rugged, high-quality 6.5" coaxial 2-way speaker with stereo preamp. The CM-30 is ...Read More

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Makes a versatile mini PA too!

The Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor delivers 30W of audio punch through a rugged, high-quality 6.5" coaxial 2-way speaker with stereo preamp. The CM-30 is designed for home-studio and wide-ranging monitoring applications, but it can be used for live monitoring onstage as well.

The Roland CM-30 monitor speaker offers more than enough inputs to simultaneously connect a microphone, a keyboard, a rhythm machine, and a CD player, or to function as a mini-PA rig. It's equipped with 3 input channels, with one XLR mic/line input and 2 additional AUX RCA and stereo mini-phone inputs, making a total of 5 simultaneous inputs possible (4 stereo and one mono input). The Stereo Link function allows 2 CM-30s to be linked for true stereo output, which enables a total of 10 inputs.

Sound can be further refined with the Roland speaker's onboard 2-band equalizer. As with all other controls, the EQ knobs are conveniently located on the front panel for quick access.

The Roland CM-30 can be easily and safely toted from location to location thanks to its built-in handle grip, protective metal grille cover, and cabinet corner protectors. Other handy features include a stereo headphone jack and mic stand adapter.

FEATURES
  • 6.5" coaxial, 2-way speaker with stereo preamp
  • 30W output
  • 3 input channels, with one XLR input for mic/line and 2 additional aux inputs
  • Stereo Link function for stereo connection between 2 units, for a total of up to 8 stereo inputs and 2 mono mic/line inputs
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RolandCM-30 Cube Monitor
 
4.8

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Portable (13)
  • Good audio (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Learning (7)
  • Accompaniment (4)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for modelers

So far I've been very happy with this after about 7 months. I primarily bought it to use with my old POD 2.0 and Tech 21 guitar amp modelers at home. I wasn't...Read complete review

So far I've been very happy with this after about 7 months. I primarily bought it to use with my old POD 2.0 and Tech 21 guitar amp modelers at home. I wasn't looking for high volume - although it can get loud enough to tick off the neighbors for sure - but I wouldn't use it for a full band rehearsal. I was never happy running the modelers through a normal guitar amp, the cabinet modeling doesn't work well with the limited frequency response of a guitar amp speaker. This Cube monitor is a full range speaker, and I can say my modelers sound the best I've ever heard them. Super easy to hook up a CD player or MP3 player and play along to backing tracks. Small size doesn't clutter up the room if you have limited space. I'm thinking of getting another one to hook up in stereo. I can also use it as a monitor when recording tracks onto my computer. If you use guitar amp modelers and want something to amplify them faithfully without coloring your sound, at quiet to moderately loud volumes, and want to minimize gear space, this is a great choice.
For a small amp/monitor it's got about every kind of input I can think of, plus headphone capability. 30 watts is louder than I thought it would be when it's turned up. Surprising amount of bass reproduction for such a small speaker.
Seems very solidly built. Front speaker mesh is metal, built in handle is very sturdy. Controls have a good feel to them, input jacks seem pretty good. It's fairly heavy for the size. I wouldn't want to drop it because I wouldn't really want to drop anything, but it feels like a high quality piece of gear. I think it sounds great. We've used it as a PA for a birthday party in a decent sized hall playing music (not enough to blow the roof off but plenty loud enough for the kids to have a good time. It's a birthday party, not a nightclub!). I use it playing guitar through my POD and Tech 21 amp modelers (more on this below).
For what it is I don't know what else I would want from it. I bought mine used so saved some money there, but I think the price is fair. It's solidly built and sounds very good, with a good feature set. Maybe if it had onboard reverb, but not a big deal.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not all that

I was interested in buying this until I played and sang through it. The features for a small product such as this are very good and it felt like a Roland in your hand...Read complete review

I was interested in buying this until I played and sang through it. The features for a small product such as this are very good and it felt like a Roland in your hand - sturdy but light. It IS a quality item. It actually sounded stellar with an acoustic electric guitar. For practice, small gigs and such it is NOT adequate for vocals. The sound was good but it was easier to just sing louder - my voice was louder than my voice through it as a pa. It also clips considerably at high volume. I wanted to like it, but feel it is underpowered, overpriced and not loud enough for even coffee shop applications. Ok for guitar but practically useless for live vocals.

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5.0

Great Monitor

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from Tennessee

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Realistic Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Concerts
    • Electronic Music
    • Learning

    Comments about Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor:

    Great speaker, very sturdy and very small to carry. I use this with an A/B switcher and a Beatbuddy drum pedal to jam along with my guitar amp. I run the drum pedal and the rhythm guitar through the Roland via my looper, then switch to the guitar amp for lead work. The Roland has a lot of bass and treble and represents the drums and guitar really well, but when you crank the guitar amp past two it can easily drown out the Roland. I may buy another and rum them in stereo as it does sound really, really good. It's well worth the money I think

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    5.0

    Just what I was looking for.

    By 

    from Dracut Ma.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • My Korg Piano

      Comments about Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor:

      I love this little amp. Fits right in my book case.

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      5.0

      Perfect for me, very happy with it

      By 

      from Montreal, Qc

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Learning

        Comments about Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor:

        The monitor was as described and looked like new (in fact, I only remembered it was used when I opened the email asking me for a review!).
        I only use it with my electronic drum for home practice ("practice" is even a big word, I'm more just having fun, really). Sometimes headphones are not the feeling you're going for, or you just wanna show off, and this is absolutely perfect.
        I can't talk for using the cube in a band setting, I'm alone in my living room (or with someone singing and stereo blasting) but I never used it at more than 50% power so I'm guessing it could be useful!

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        5.0

        Nice little unit

        By 

        from Providence Rhode Island

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        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Pre-programmed music
        • Realistic Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor:

            Sounds great ...portable ...versatile

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WOW

            By 

            from Middletown, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Realistic Sound
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Learning
            • Personal Monitor
            • School Bands

            Comments about Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor:

            The sound this tiny box puts out is surprising. It puts out rich highs and lows. And there's plenty of connectivity options as well. t can be pretty loud, so it works well as a personal monitor to a degree, like a small jazz club, nothing massive. I hooked it up to my Alesis DM10 eDrums and it sounds exquisite. The cm30 takes very very very little room as well. You'll be amazed at its size. If by chance you do get it and use it right away and here some pinging or distortion, play something thru it for a few hours like an ipod or the likes there of. It will go away, trust me

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic audio, small package!

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            from Albuquerque

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            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Realistic Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Chamber Music
              • Electronic Music
              • Home And Band Practice
              • Keyboard Monitor
              • Small gigs
              • Small Sound System
              • Travel

              Comments about Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor:

              Fantastic audio output power and quality for a very compact and light weight, 12.5 Lbs. I use them for keyboard monitors at band practice. I wouldn't have believe if anyone told me how good they sound until I heard them for myself. Well-built like the larger Roland amps. Check them out!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Versatile, Capable, Portable!

              By 

              from Asheville, NC

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              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Portable
              • Realistic Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor:

                  Wanted to simplify my life. Dreamed of a single system that would replace my PA, guitar amps, and home studio monitors--and be portable enough to carry in one load. I figured on making big compromises, but didn't have to. The CM-30s do well for all but the most critical studio work, sound great with a couple stomp boxes on my electric and acoustic, and produce a nice clean, warm sound for duo use in small venues. Usable utility mixer built in is a big bonus, as is the ultra durable exterior and expectation of Roland reliability.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Versatile Musical Tool

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                  from Wilmington, NC

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                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Simple
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • It Could Use Some Reverb

                  Best Uses

                  • Acoustic Guitar Amp
                  • Stage Monitor

                  Comments about Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor:

                  I've owned it for about 4 months. I perform for various size crowds 2-3 time a week. It is great for small rooms with crowds of 20-40 people. Great coverage an easy to use and transport. For larger crowds I use a different front of house and use this as a personal monitor. It cuts through the room noise and gives me good monitoring. For those uses, it's perfect for me.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Works great

                  By 

                  from Visalia, CA

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Portable
                  • Quiet
                  • Realistic Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Chamber Music
                    • Learning
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor:

                    I use this monitor as an acoustic instrument amplifier and to listen to recorded music. For this it works great. I especially like that it is quiet, meaning that it does not have any noticeable humming, clicks or other unwanted sounds it produces. It I also quite portable and seems sturdy. It is not large enough to hear in a loud environment or fill a large room with sound but does a great job for what it is designed for.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great sound in a small package

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                    from Western New York

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                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Full Range Sound
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                    • No Effects Loop

                    Best Uses

                    • Monitoring
                    • Practice

                    Comments about Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor:

                    I've been looking for a self contained unit that I could use for practice in my living room...something small for guitar or keyboard, vocals, and either drum machine or foot stomp box...with 3 separate inputs, this sounded like a good choice...I was a little sceptacle because of the size...plugged in my guitar: sounded great...plugged in my mic: sounded great...plugged in my Shadow stop box: sounded like it should...so I did some jamming, and I was really pleased...I usually just do solo guitar/vocal gigs these days, and I wanted a small practice amp...this fills the bill....wish it had an effects loop, but I just plug my SM58 into my TC Mic Mechanic, and my guitar into a delay, and I'm all set...the volume and sound quality really belies the size of the CM-30...I really like this and may purchase another for a nice stereo setup, or maybe to monitor my recordings...got a great price too, and it's worth every penny...

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