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Roland Micro Cube Bass RX Bass Combo Amp  4 x 4 In 

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Meet the MICRO CUBE RX Bass Combo Amp; it's small, loud, proud, and in true stereo! This amp overachieves with serious bombast in a small body. You w...Read More

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A New Prescription for Bass Tone, Power and Portability

Meet the MICRO CUBE RX Bass Combo Amp; it's small, loud, proud, and in true stereo! This amp overachieves with serious bombast in a small body. You won't believe how much this little combo can deliver through its stereo power amps and 4 newly developed custom speakers.

A New Prescription for Bass Tone, Power and Portability

This compact amp is equipped with high-quality, powerful sound. The cutting-edge speakers used in the MICRO CUBE BASS RX are custom designed and built specially for these amps. With two specially made power amps and four speakers contained in each, the RX amp produces an immersive, stereo sound that must be heard to be believed. The true stereo engine also allows bass tones that defy the size of the cabinet. This amp can run on battery or AC power (AC adaptor included).

COSM Amps & Digital Effects

Guitarists and bassists have come to rely on Roland and BOSS for the best effects in the world. The MICRO CUBE BASS RX benefit from this world-leading technology, offering eight built-in COSM amps, six digital effects, 3-band EQ, and a chromatic tuner. Its onboard stereo effects benefit from Roland's decades of industry-leading R&D. Experience the amazing spatial depth and lush sound of the stereo Chorus and Reverb.

Work on your Timing with the Rhythm Guide

The metronome is a music-student's best friend, but that numbing "clank, clank, clank" can get irksome. That's where the Rhythm Guide comes in handy. It's like having a drummer inside your amp. Choose from an assortment of groovin' patterns to practice with. Improve your timing while having a more enjoyable musical experience, or just have fun jamming along to the beats.

Outputs/Inputs
The Phones/Recording output serves two purposes: Plug in a set of headphones and enjoy private practice with lush, stereo sound, or plug directly into a stereo mixer or recording device for accurate signal transfer directly from this amp. It has a line input that lets you plug in a guitar, bass, or microphone. In addition, the stereo AUX input accepts input from an iPod, a CD player, or musical instrument so you can blend its signal with your own.

FEATURES
  • Stereo power amplifiers and four newly developed 4" (10cm) speakers
  • Eight COSM amps, six digital effects
  • Rhythm Guide function for practical rhythm training
  • Stereo AUX input for CD/MP3 player Phones/Recording out
  • Battery driven (6 x AA, up to 13-hour continuous use)
SPECIFICATIONS

Micro Cube Bass RX Bass Combo Amp

  • Amplifier Section

    Rated Power Output:
    2.5 W + 2.5 W

    Nominal Input Level (1 kHz)
    INPUT: -10 dBu
    STEREO AUX IN: -10 dBu
    MONO AUX IN: -10 dBu

    Speakers
    10 cm (4 inches) x 4

    Controls
    POWER Switch, TUNER Switch, COMP Switch

    COSM AMPLIFIER
    TYPE Switch (OCTAVE BASS / SUPER FLAT / FLIP TOP / B MAN / BASS360 / SESSION / CONCERT 810 / MIC), GAIN Knob, VOLUME Knob

    EQUALIZER
    BASS Knob, MIDDLE Knob, TREBLE Knob
    EFX Knob (CHORUS/FLANGER/T-WAH)
    DELAY/REVERB Knob

    RHYTHM GUIDE
    START/STOP Switch, TAP TEMPO Switch, PATTERN Knob (METRONOME / ROCK1 / ROCK2 / BLUES / COUNTRY / R

    Indicators
    POWER

    TUNER:
    TUNER, TUNING METER

    RHYTHM GUIDE:
    RHYTHM GUIDE, VARIATION

    Others

    Connectors
    Input Jack (1/4" phone type), Foot Switch Jack (1/4" TRS phone type), STEREO AUX IN Jack (Stereo miniature phone type), MONO AUX IN Jack (1/4" phone type), REC OUT/PHONES Jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type), AC Adaptor Jack, Grounding Terminal

    Power Supply
    DC 9 V: AC Adaptor or Dry battery(*) LR6 (AA) type (alkaline) x 6 *sold separately

    Current Draw
    186 mA

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

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

    Size and Weight

    Width: 296 mm, 11-11/16"
    Depth: 207 mm, 8-3/16"
    Height: 294 mm, 11-5/8"
    Weight: 6.8 kg, 15lb.
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RolandMicro Cube Bass RX Bass Combo Amp
 
4.5

(based on 32 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (13)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Excellent sound (7)
  • Warm / comfy (5)
  • Good power output (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Performances (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Terrific sound in a tiny package!

I was casting around for a small, portable amp to use with our bluegrass band. Everyone else is acoustic; I am an electric bassist (Hofner). We do a number of...Read complete review

I was casting around for a small, portable amp to use with our bluegrass band. Everyone else is acoustic; I am an electric bassist (Hofner). We do a number of "strolling" gigs as well as parties and small functions that may be "off the grid". My local music shop recommended I try the Roland Micro Cube and I couldn't be happier! Once I got used to the controls I was able to closely imitate an acoustic bass sound with adequate, clean volume that complements the rest of the band (guitar, fiddle, dobro and mando or banjo). I have yet to use it as stage monitor while sending a signal directly to a PA system, but I have no doubt it will be up to the challenge. Battery life is very good. If I can offer one useful bit of advice, don't expect thunderous response from the lowest notes (bottom "E" up to about "C") without a little flutter, but if you don't punch those notes too hard you'll be quite satisfied with the overall sound. It was far more than I had expected, and with some experimenting you can get a pretty amazing range of sounds using the various effects that come standard on the unit. I am one VERY satisfied customer!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for very low volume practice

First of all, A bass amp shouldn't be this small or at least carry a speaker smaller than 8 inches. The reason being that all bass amps I've played with a speaker smaller than...Read complete review

First of all, A bass amp shouldn't be this small or at least carry a speaker smaller than 8 inches. The reason being that all bass amps I've played with a speaker smaller than 8 inches usually cannot handle the low end frequencies at mid to uppper volume range. This amp has some added goodies, but unless you use headphones, they cannot be head loud enough, it is a good "bedroom" amp as someone mentioned previously, like for afterhours at night. If you want a small quality amp with a lot of beef, I'd say Line 6's LowDown 110 is the best deal, 10" speaker housed by nothing more than a box surrounding it, making it the most compact 10" combo amp with 4 effects built in + a nice set of EQs and external inputs for live shows (for PAs and such stuff) and with a whopping 75 watts you cannot go wrong. I own one and it's the beefiest small packaged amp I've ever played without any technical problems. The cost is about the same as this amp and the size is about the same if not smaller than this amp. To me this isn not worth it, but i will say this about Roland: They do make some of the best Synthesizers and effect pedals. Their synth amps are also very good. They are not known for guitar/bass amplification as much. Just my 2 cents. Hope this helps some of you deciding on choosing this Roland product. If you really love Roland so much for their amps, then hey it's your choice, but you get what you pay for, and here it's not THE bass amp, it's the features and size that you're paying for, which are nice, I didn't say they're not, but you want lots of low end, this amp isn't for you. This is only good for very low volumes.

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5.0

Versatile Amp !

By Ben

from Hamburg , Ar.

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about Roland Micro Cube Bass RX Bass Combo Amp:

I use it with a Dean Resonator bass and with my Fender's, Takamine, BC Rich, Martin acoustic electric guitars. I use battery power only . Great to grab and go. For small outdoor events and acoustic get togethers , and shows it's great. With 4 , 4in speakers , you are pushing 16in of air space, larger than a single 12in or 15in speaker combo. Nice effects too with a 3 band EQ.

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5.0

Great product for what it's meant for.

By Mark

from Syracuse, NY

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Roland Micro Cube Bass RX Bass Combo Amp:

    First: understand the need that this product is intended to fulfill - portable, battery operated bass combo amp. As that, this is a great unit. For only 5 watts total, the volume and clarity is terrific. No, you're not going to shake any rocks or trees, or be heard above much more than an acoustic troupe, but why would you expect to?
    Yes, it's on the expensive side, but the overall sound, long battery life and added effects/features along with solid build give you what you pay for.
    Preferred settings: Bass-3 o'clock; Mid-12 o'clock; Treble-4 o'clock; Gain-1 o'clock; Volume-up to 2 o'clock. Passive bass. No distortion noted.

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    4.0

    Handy tool for the bass player

    By brettpobastad

    from Waialua, Hawaii

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Intuitive controls
    • Portable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Doesn't push a lot of air
    • Tuner doesn't work that well

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Roland Micro Cube Bass RX Bass Combo Amp:

    I purchased this amp because it is battery powered. The outfit That I am in will be doing some outdoor park gigs and practices so I hope this fits the bill. Very small and light. Highly portable. Intuitive controls and features. Right out of the box, it was easy to use all the features. Decent sound. Doesn't push a whole lot of air, but that was expected. The amp modeling and effects are cool and sound good. The mini drum machine is a fun addition. The tuner doesn't work that well though and I haven't played it with other instruments present yet so I don't have a read on the power. We'll see. Over all... So far... I like it! It's more than a practice amp.

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    5.0

    Outstanding!

    By sninja89

    from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Roland Micro Cube Bass RX Bass Combo Amp:

      Just excellent piece of equipment!!!

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      5.0

      Nice amp

      By rich

      from houston tx

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Roland Micro Cube Bass RX Bass Combo Amp:

          nice amp

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          5.0

          Battery Powered is the Key

          By Bass

          from Fort Lauderdale, FL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Batteries
          • Easy To Use
          • Portable
          • Works Off 6 Aa Batteries

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Street Performing
            • When No Electricity

            Comments about Roland Micro Cube Bass RX Bass Combo Amp:

            I use it for flash band events we do around town for free. No time to flake around looking for electricity, period. If everything else is acoustic and I still can't hear my Breedlove, I'm not happy. I couldn't do what we do without some source of bass power. This Roland uses 6 AA batteries. For what it is, come on. It gives me that little edge so the drummer actually hears me and dosen't have to invent my sound in his head and I fill the between just under the guitars. My real amp is a MarkBass too, but this it hits that sweet spot no others are.

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            5.0

            Just buy it.

            By Bongocharm

            from Maine

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Roland Micro Cube Bass RX Bass Combo Amp:

              What I look for when I buy gear is quailty (obviously) but stuff that will make me want to practice, want to play, want to get better. This is just flat out a cool, fun little amp that makes me want to do all three.

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              4.0

              Not loud enough for my taste.

              By ProDigit

              from Miami, Fl

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Battery powered
              • Easy To Use
              • Portable

              Cons

              • Low Volume
              • Poor Sound Quality

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Bedroom Practice Amp
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Roland Micro Cube Bass RX Bass Combo Amp:

              It has a lot of options, sounds ok, though not too good.
              It's a bit muddy,
              It's way, way, way too soft (low in volume). It's good enough for the perfect quiet bedroom, but as soon as a wall AC unit is on, or anything larger, it's not very audible.
              It can sound punchy, but it certainly doesn't feel punchy.

              It's small, but not loud. My Markbass Micromark is over 10x louder, but has less options.

              It has a 9v adaptor, I had hoped they would use a more commercially available 12V connection, so you could hook it up to your car battery.

              Overall, I find it's low volume a real killer.

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              5.0

              Roland s really on to something here

              By Chris

              from Brooklyn New York

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • I'm Amazed
              • Portable

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Duets With Acoustic
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Roland Micro Cube Bass RX Bass Combo Amp:

              I'm particularly impressed with the tone in the super flat setting

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              5.0

              Terrific sound in a tiny package!

              By Bassasaurus Rex

              from Hanover, NH

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Roland Micro Cube Bass RX Bass Combo Amp:

                I was casting around for a small, portable amp to use with our bluegrass band. Everyone else is acoustic; I am an electric bassist (Hofner). We do a number of "strolling" gigs as well as parties and small functions that may be "off the grid". My local music shop recommended I try the Roland Micro Cube and I couldn't be happier! Once I got used to the controls I was able to closely imitate an acoustic bass sound with adequate, clean volume that complements the rest of the band (guitar, fiddle, dobro and mando or banjo). I have yet to use it as stage monitor while sending a signal directly to a PA system, but I have no doubt it will be up to the challenge. Battery life is very good. If I can offer one useful bit of advice, don't expect thunderous response from the lowest notes (bottom "E" up to about "C") without a little flutter, but if you don't punch those notes too hard you'll be quite satisfied with the overall sound. It was far more than I had expected, and with some experimenting you can get a pretty amazing range of sounds using the various effects that come standard on the unit. I am one VERY satisfied customer!

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