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Rule the street with your guitar, a mic, and Roland!

The Roland CUBE Street is the amp for you if you're a musician on the move. Whether you're running to a rehearsal, lesson, street gig, or any situation that requires portability and versatility, the battery powered CUBE Street guitar amp is a marvel that's ready to travel fast. The CUBE Street sounds amazing and is capable of high-volume output thanks to dual digital power amps and a pair of high-performance neodymium speakers. And just wait until you hear the built-in effects and amp models!

Great Sound to Go

Roland CUBE amps are famous for performance that exceeds their physical size, and the CUBE Street is no exception. With two high performance neodymium speakers onboard, this amp sounds incredible, and is capable of high-volume output that defies its physical dimensions. Best of all, it can run for up to 15 hours on just six AA alkaline batteries.

8 Amps Onboard

More than meets the eye, the CUBE Street is actually 8 different amps in one via its built-in COSM amp models. From tube-driven blues classics to modern metal stacks, Roland's COSM technology is world famous for capturing every nuance of the original amps -- from the preamp and circuits to the speaker.

Bonus Features

The CUBE Street amplifier is chock full of extra features to make your gigs easier, including a built-in chromatic tuner and 2 digital effects processors. In addition to the aforementioned COSM amp models, you can choose from six of Roland's famous effects to enrich your sound.

Portable PA

It's a guitar amp and mini PA system in one! With its dual-channel architecture and XRL/1/4" Microphone input, you can sing and play guitar through one convenient amplifier. There's even a delay and reverb devoted to the Mic/Line channel.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Compact, lightweight stereo amplifier with slanted cabinet design
  • Two high-performance 6.5" neodymium speakers
  • Battery driven (6 x AA, maximum 15-hour continuous use)
  • Dual-channel architecture with Guitar/Inst and Mic/Line inputs
  • 8 COSM AMPs, 6 digital effects, and chromatic tuner built in
  • 2-band EQ, Delay/Reverb for the Mic/Line-channel
SPECIFICATIONS

CUBE Street Battery Powered Stereo Guitar Combo Amp

  • Rated Power Output: 2.5 W + 2.5 W

    Nominal Input Level (1 kHz)
    MIC/LINE Channel: -50 / -10 dBu
    GUITAR/INSTRUMENT Channel: -10 dBu
    STEREO AUX IN: -10 dBu

    Speakers: 16 cm (6.5 inches) x 2

    Controls
    POWER Switch
    (MIC/LINE Channel)
    SELECT Switch (MIC/LINE), VOLUME Knob, EQUALIZER Knobs (BASS, TREBLE), DELAY/REVERB Knob
    (GUITAR/INSTRUMENT Channel)
    TUNER Switch, TYPE Switch, GAIN Knob, VOLUME Knob, EQUALIZER Knobs (BASS, MIDDLE, TREBLE), EFX Knob, DELAY/REVERB Knob

    Indicators: TUNER, POWER

    Connectors
    (MIC/LINE Channel)
    Input Jacks (XLR type, 1/4" phone type), Foot Switch Jack (1/4" TRS phone type)
    (GUITAR/INSTRUMENT Channel)
    Input Jack (1/4" phone type), Foot Switch Jack (1/4" TRS phone type)
    STEREO AUX IN Jack (Stereo miniature phone type), PHONES Jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type), AC Adaptor Jack

    Power Supply
    DC 9 V: AC Adaptor or Dry Battery (LR6 (AA) type)(optional) x 6
    Current Draw: 235 mA

    Accessories: Power Cord, AC Adaptor, Owner's Manual

    Options: Carrying Case, Foot Switch (BOSS FS-5U, FS-6), Connection Cable (PCS-31)

    Size and Weight
    Width: 415 mm, 16-3/8 inches
    Depth: 295 mm, 11-5/8 inches
    Height: 250 mm, 9-7/8 inches
    Weight: 5.2 kg, 11 lbs. 8 oz.(Weight is including batteries.)
    * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
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RolandCUBE Street Battery Powered Stereo Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.8

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (25)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Excellent sound (22)
  • Good power output (15)
  • Warm / comfy (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (18)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
  • Home studio (8)
  • Amateur recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (9), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Satisfies my expectations

As a classical guitarist who plays mostly weddings and corporate events, I often play outdoors. Many occasions I have had to stretch over 100' of extension cord across a manicured garden, sometimes tricky...Read complete review

As a classical guitarist who plays mostly weddings and corporate events, I often play outdoors. Many occasions I have had to stretch over 100' of extension cord across a manicured garden, sometimes tricky to hide, and hardly ideal. On a recent trip to New Orleans I spotted the Cube Street for the first time, then began to notice that every guitar-playing street musician was using one. Some were sitting on them, and several of the units showed great signs of outer wear which did not affect the sound. I really was impressed by the sound that a battery-powered unit could deliver - I'd stumbled upon a solution.
The day after mine arrived I played 2 gigs - an outdoor wedding (2 hours) and a restaurant (1-1/2 hours) on battery power. I had already played at the house on battery power for about 2 hours.
My wife, a singer, and my son, a gifted bass player, both commented that the sound quality of the Cube Street is very good. Certainly I had to tinker with the controls to optimize the tone I was looking for. Objectively, I am quite accustomed to the richer bass response of my primary acoustic amp, which I intend to continue using at indoor gigs. But for my upcoming outdoor gigs, the Roland Cube Street - a fine balance of tone, volume, and portability - will be at every one.
Be advised there is no volume control for the auxiliary input for MP3 players. When using this jack, volume must be regulated from the MP3 player or Aux device. Alternatively, you can use a 1/4" adapter and plug into the the mic channel, and use the volume/tone controls for that channel, so a non-issue.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great looks, little substance

Tried this little guy out at the music store today because the looks really caught me but I have to say I was disappointed. The clean tone is passable but uninspiring and the distortion...Read complete review

Tried this little guy out at the music store today because the looks really caught me but I have to say I was disappointed. The clean tone is passable but uninspiring and the distortion is a write-off - very soft gain, quite limp. I tried it with a $1000 Mexican Strat, an el-cheapo $300 Strat and a $500 Godin and nothing sounded great. It does manage to go nicely loud, and the mic-specific features are a great bonus, but performance-wise I just can't recommend it.

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(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This really is Great for the Street!

By Old Man Arthur

from PDX

About Me Novice

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Loud Enough for Me
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Busking - Street Musician
    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Roland CUBE Street Battery Powered Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    I play guitar on street corners. I bought my RED CubeStreet in May 2009. I take it out almost daily. I stand it on one end and Sit on It.
    I play Ovation acoustic/electric guitars through it. Also my Steinberger. It works Well.
    It has a Tuner and more effects than I need. I just use a touch of Reverb.
    This amp can be heard over a Block away, I have had cops tell me to turn-it-down. So all of the reviews that say it is not powerful are Wrong. All of those negative reviews don't seem to understand what this amp was designed for. I take it outside play with traffic around me. I have never had to turn it all the way up. It has two 6.5 inch speakers, which is quite enough for one-man show. If you want more noise, buy a bigger amp. (Roland makes a Portable amp with Six Speakers that runs on eight AA batteries)
    But this is a Great amp for what it is designed for, and I would (and do) recommend it to every street musician.
    BTW-- In Portland Oregon I can think of at least eight Street Musicians besides me who use the CubeSteet.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Satisfies my expectations

    By T1mW35t

    from Ringgold, GA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • 2-wire Ac Plug
    • Easy To Use
    • Metal Grill
    • Portable
    • Sturdy Construction
    • Variety Of Basic Effects

    Cons

    • Limited Bass Response
    • No Volume For Aux Input

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances
    • Street Musician

    Comments about Roland CUBE Street Battery Powered Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    As a classical guitarist who plays mostly weddings and corporate events, I often play outdoors. Many occasions I have had to stretch over 100' of extension cord across a manicured garden, sometimes tricky to hide, and hardly ideal. On a recent trip to New Orleans I spotted the Cube Street for the first time, then began to notice that every guitar-playing street musician was using one. Some were sitting on them, and several of the units showed great signs of outer wear which did not affect the sound. I really was impressed by the sound that a battery-powered unit could deliver - I'd stumbled upon a solution.
    The day after mine arrived I played 2 gigs - an outdoor wedding (2 hours) and a restaurant (1-1/2 hours) on battery power. I had already played at the house on battery power for about 2 hours.
    My wife, a singer, and my son, a gifted bass player, both commented that the sound quality of the Cube Street is very good. Certainly I had to tinker with the controls to optimize the tone I was looking for. Objectively, I am quite accustomed to the richer bass response of my primary acoustic amp, which I intend to continue using at indoor gigs. But for my upcoming outdoor gigs, the Roland Cube Street - a fine balance of tone, volume, and portability - will be at every one.
    Be advised there is no volume control for the auxiliary input for MP3 players. When using this jack, volume must be regulated from the MP3 player or Aux device. Alternatively, you can use a 1/4" adapter and plug into the the mic channel, and use the volume/tone controls for that channel, so a non-issue.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Roland Cube Street Review

    By Jennings Robinson

    from South Carolina

    Comments about Roland CUBE Street Battery Powered Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    Overall, I am very satisfied with this amp. It is absolutely perfect for its intended use: decent volume, multiple input (voice, guitar, etc), and battery powered -- a street performer's dream come true.
    It's got some good features for such a small amp. The ability to do both vocals and guitar is outstanding considering the size of this little guy. Having separate channels for each is a nice touch. Perhaps the one thing I would have liked to have on this amp is an effects send/return loop.
    Again, you cannot do better for the luxury of size and portability. I had read some complaints about the durability of this and similar amps, and was a little concerned. But, now having received the amp and played with it a bit, it appears to be fine. I would simply treat it with the same gentleness and care I would any of my guitars, and I suspect it will last a very long time.
    Perhaps others are right, it seems expensive considering size, but have you priced any good effects pedals lately? I don't think it is overly priced considering what you get. Prior to seeing a friend play with one of these, my experience was with the old, small Pignose. This amp is a Pignose brought into the 21st century. The difference is night and day.

    (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good little Amp but low Volume

    By Albino Blues

    from Sierra Vista, AZ

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    Comments about Roland CUBE Street Battery Powered Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    Great for portability and its use of small batteries (would have like an onboard rechargeable battery to supplement the small AAs - want both). Tone excellent except for the first thin amp setting. Overall Volume could have been louder but is doable when out in the woods. I liked its ease of use. Its tilt back was unexpected but good for getting its sound out to a larger area, so no stand really needed. The old Crate Taxi amp was comparable. It beats all the other smaller portable amps in tone, plus it has line and phones out, to allow silent play or to get extra volume through an external amp or mixer etc. It is also a little larger in size and heavier than expected, but that's okay and probably had to occur to get all its features and tones in it. I like the larger speaker it has, more like a real sounding amp, than the trebly tone all small ones had (micros). I would recommend it for its use camping, at the beach etc or within a small music venue (esp if miked or line out etc). No real regreats in buying it except the higher price.
    Great tones. Easy to use. Little pricey. 1st amp tone was too weak and thin but the other amp tones are great, esp the Black and Classic. I've been playing professionally for over 40 years and bought the amp to take camping. It fits that purpose very well. Batteries worked well but I wish it also included an onboard rechargeable battery like the old Taxi amp did, for extended play. But using extra batteries solves that. I enjoyed it a lot. The only real complaint was the volume level was much too low, even with both Volumes turned to max 10 and the EQs all set to max. It is sorta loud when max out. Good enough for the back of my jeep or truck with camper shell, so not a major major issue. But for home practice or a large room etc, it is too soft on the Volume. If you add Gain, it will get louder too but distorts. Overall for a small portable it works quite well. Afterall, it beats nothing when camping, unless you have a generator etc. So all in all, not a bad little amp.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    These are Great!!!

    By Roy Stevens

    from Northwest Washington by the border.

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Camping And Picnics
    • Events
    • Performances
    • Playing Whilest Camping

    Comments about Roland CUBE Street Battery Powered Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    These little battery operated amplifiers worked great and are easy to use. Batteries lasted more then the 15 to 18 hours advertised. Ran guitar and mike thru one and battery operated keyboard and mike thru the other. It filled the campsite with sound. If you want more then just the micro cube can give you, these are worth the money.

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Only 1 (minor) problem...

    By Jack North

    from Georgia

    Comments about Roland CUBE Street Battery Powered Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    The only problem is the control panel is upside down when the unit is in front of or beside you pointing out toward the audience. You can get used to it, but it would be so much easier for Roland to simply flip it around.
    Sound and features are all great, as usual for Roland.
    Roland (almost) always does it right.
    A touch expensive, but probably worth it.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A GREAT AMP FOR ANY VENUE

    By Central Valley Troubadour

    from modesto, ca

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Play Anywhere Anytime
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Small gigs

      Comments about Roland CUBE Street Battery Powered Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

      I have been using my Cube Street for four years regularly. It is an extremely dependable unit, delivers true acoustic tone, has wonderful and easily usable effects and can be brought anywhere...even impromptu street gigs without electrical access. I carry it in the original box, which has held up all this time. The controls are on the top of the unit, which makes them easy to access from my sitting position while I play. I set the amp up on a chair and the controls are within arms' reach. Remarkably clear acoustic guitar and vocals, simultaneously. I cannot speak highly enough about the quality of this small unit. I have entertained a group of 100 easily with Roland Cube Street and have NEVER had one single problem with it. It has a lot of power for being so small and also has stereo sound, especially noticeable with chorus. Buy it and have a great time performing!!

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works great with keyboard, too...

      By Gary Nebel

      from SE US

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      Comments about Roland CUBE Street Battery Powered Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

      I bought this littel guy specifically for family outdoor jam sessions. Normally we plug in two acoustic guitars and it works just perfectly to be heard over 15 other family members that all fancy themselves percussionists with hand drums, tambourines and the like.

      Today however I tried it out with my wifes Yamaha keyboard, and to my surprise it really did a nice job. I tried the instrument input channel as well as the mic/line channel with the same great success in either one. It provides a much larger sound than the keyboards built-in speakers and the eq adds a welcome touch.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My new fave toy

      By MN Mark

      from Duluth MN

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      Comments about Roland CUBE Street Battery Powered Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

      I got this little badboy when I got my taxes back, & I have to tell you, it's been one of my best musical investments in awhile. As a buskerer (a 'legal street musician'} it's often difficult to be heard, but this little mighty mite more than cut through the traffic, construction, and other sounds inherent to the street. Being able to amp both guitar AND vocals on the street has been a buskerers dream for years I thought it might have a muddy or soft sound to it, but this thing KICKS...with clarity...and to be able to take my electric if I want...priceless~! In a word, the modeling amps are great...especially the acoustic model, which I use with my acoustic/electric classical,. Get it if yer thinkin' about it, cuz this thing will only INCREASE in price..mark my words. PS...the batteries (six AA's) have lasted me well over a dozen hours....driving both channels. Oh yeah...I've also dropped it a few times already, and it takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice Cube!

      By Chris

      from NJ

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      Comments about Roland CUBE Street Battery Powered Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

      Nice!
      I was at a music store when I first saw this lil thing. I asked one of the store guys to `demo' what this street cube amp could deliver. First, I got hooked with how cool it sounds on clean tone and got impressed when he added the stereo chorus fx, nice! Plus it has a mic input with tone eq and delay/reverb on it. Then I asked him if it could do metal type of tone amp thing and to my surprise, he was shredding metal licks throughout!
      When I got home, I ordered one and was very happy when I got it. I also found out that the tuner works in manual or chromatic settings. Also, the amp works great on metal tunes if ur using EMGs.
      For a practice amp, this cube street amp delivers!

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