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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 ...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.7

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • Portable (20)
  • Good audio (11)
  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Learning (8)
  • Accompaniment (5)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Performances (4)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (6), Novice (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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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

CM-30 Cume Monitor

By Harrison1

from Auburndale, FL

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor:

      I'm a one girl band and the Roland CM-30 was just the ticket for me in my smaller venues..I use it as a pa and with a 4 ch mixer, my guitar/vocals/mini disc background tracks come thru beautifully and no one can believe that ALL that sound is coming thru something so small. One night my Bose L1 system wouldn't function and I had no choice but to grab the CM-30 from the van...There I was in a room of 80 people dancing and having a great time, and no one even noticed that I was performing thru the 30-watt cube. I was so impressed that I have since bought a 2nd cube and now use the two as my main set up, only using the Bose in rooms of 200 or more. I have also purchased a small powered subwoofer and when I try it out with the cubes, I'm hoping I will never have to cart around a heavier system..CANNOT say ENOUGH wonderful things about the Roland CM-30...Best musical purchase I've ever made!!! I am in FL and play for retirement golf communities. I play out 4-5 times a week, and some times do 3 gigs in one day...WHAT a difference this has made on my back. Thank You ROLAND!!!

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for modelers

      By Christopher Mania

      from US

      Comments about Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor:

      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.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Versatile Musical Tool

      By takaman

      from Wilmington, NC

      About Me Professional Musician

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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.

      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      SMALL AND LOUD ENOUGH

      By Blues n stuff

      from Southern California

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      Comments about Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor:

      First off if you want loud buy a big PA system.
      I have used this with acoustic guitar and vocal mic at small dinner gigs and acoustic jams at fairly loud partys. It will not blow the room away admit. But it puts you above acoustic levels crystal clean and clear. I use a little Behringer mixer that has effects if I want effects. The 4 channel one fits on the top of the 30 nicely like it was made for it. But mostly for simplicity for dinner gigs I have just used it dry. There is nothing wrong with singing through it. I used it as a monitor in front of my larger PA once when I did sound for an open mic. I sat it on the floor and tilted it back in front of the main mic. Worked just fine. Some players said the monitor was a little too hot. I have had every roland battery amp and others. They are all gone. This one is a keeper for the money.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pleasantly surprised

      By Closet Musician

      from Honolulu

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Small footprint
      • Sounds surprisingly full

      Cons

      • Not made to tilt

      Best Uses

        Comments about Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor:

        I initially got this for a keyboard monitor. I liked the fact that it has multiple channels with volume controls for each. I hooked up my keys and drum machine, expecting it to distort on the low registers but....WHOA!! 
        How does it sound so full with speakers so small!?
        I then realized that it could be used as a stage monitor, and recognized its usefulness in a small stage setting. Got a second unit, and the band's totally stoked that we don't have to lug around cumbersome and heavy floor monitors around any more!

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        CM-30 Cube Monitor

        By Roger David

        from Central Illinois

        Comments about Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor:

        We've had this now for a little more than 2 weeks. Used it as the single main speaker (with no monitor) for a worship service at a nursing home. Hooked to it a Peavey mixer; and to the mixer we connected a guitar and two Shure Beta microphones. The room was like two average-sized living rooms put together. Using sound equipment helps some residents hear better--and the guitar sounds better when amplified. The Cube was set at 75-80% of full volume; the mixer was set far below maximums. The supervising staff member said it was the best sound combination we've had (she's been with us for a couple of years and heard us with our Kustom 12-inch monitor (hooked to our mixer), an old Rouge Roller PA and a Peavey Messenger system). I agree with her assessment. When leading the singing, my wife and I could hear ourselves from behind the single Cube monitor when used as the main speaker. Without changing any settings, the voice quality for speaking was top notch as well. We may buy one or two more cubes for use in small to mid-sized rooms--two chained together for true stereo mains and the third as a monitor. The Cube is a good guitar amp in small to mid-sized rooms. Easy portability. More than I expected for 30 watts, especially when compared to our Kustom monitor, which is 100 watt rms.
        I like having three instrument/mike channels and also the stereo/mono capability. Also like the fact that headphone and speaker volumes are independently controlled (each can be heard with or without the other). If controls were on the side, rather than on front or back, the Cube would be more convenient when usage is sometimes as monitor, sometimes as main. Thus far, no issues because the power cord has no ground wire; nevertheless, adding a ground would seem to have minimal effect on price and would perhaps provide added protection.
        Seems well-constructed. At first, I thought there was minor noise in channel but then discovered that TRS 1/4 inch jacks should be used instead of 1/4 inch mono jacks, which are OK for channels 2 and 3.
        Seems to be a good value

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        WOW

        By PJnx01

        from Middletown, NJ

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        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

        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not all that

        Comments about Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor:

        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.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic audio, small package!

        By RJ

        from Albuquerque

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        Verified Buyer

        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!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works great

          By desertrat

          from Visalia, CA

          About Me Experienced

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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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