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Roland Micro Cube RX 5W 4x4 Guitar Combo Amp Black 

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Overview
  • Stereo power amplifiers and four redesigned 4" (10cm) speakers
  • Eight COSM amps, six digital effects, and chromatic tuner built in
  • Rhythm Guide function for practical rhythm training
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A little amp that's bigger than its britches.

Meet the Roland Micro Cube guitar amp -- small, loud, proud, and in true stereo. This little amplifier overachieves with serious bombast in a small body with a stereo power amp and four redesigned custom speakers.

Speaker Tech

The cutting-edge speakers used in the Micro Cube RX are custom designed and built specially for Micro Cube amps.

Stereo Power Amps

With two specially made power amps and four speakers contained in each, the RX amp produces an immersive, stereo sound. The true stereo engine also allows bass tones that defy the size of the cabinet.

Battery Drive

The Roland Micro Cube Rx 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 Rx amplifier benefits from this world-leading technology, offering eight built-in COSM amps, six digital effects, three band EQ, and a chromatic tuner.

Immersive Stereo FX

The Micro Cube Rxs' 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.

Like Roland's popular Jazz Chorus amps, the Micro Cube RXs' chorus effect takes advantage of the dual-speaker configuration to deliver the widest and most spacious chorus possible.

Rhythm Guide

The metronome is a music-student's best friend, but that numbing "clank, clank, clank" can get irksome. That's where the Micro Cube Rx's 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

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 the Micro Cube Rx.

Inputs

The Roland Micro Cube Rx amp's line input 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 redesigned 4" (10cm) speakers
  • Eight COSM amps, six digital effects, and chromatic tuner built in
  • 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),
  • AC adaptor included

Break free from the wall outlet and limited portables in one unit. Call or click today to order yours.

 
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RolandMicro Cube RX 5W 4x4 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.0

(based on 11 reviews)

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Great for the price

I have owned both the Micro Cube and the RX. If you have the extra money, I say definitely go with the RX. It has a very nice tone considering how tiny the...Read complete review

I have owned both the Micro Cube and the RX. If you have the extra money, I say definitely go with the RX. It has a very nice tone considering how tiny the speakers are, and the stereo sound (particularly w/ the stereo chorus) is quite noticeable compared to the smaller mono version. I noticed a lot of negativity in the reviews, so I thought I'd chime in and stick up for it. No it does not get as loud as a 50w combo...it's a tiny portable amp, but the clean sounds come through much nicer and warmer than the origional Micro Cube. On the other hand, you can turn the gain to 10 and the volume halfway and seriously anger people on the rfier setting. Compared to any other battery powered amps, it is really a nice piece of equipment and has way more power than you need if playing by yourself for practice or a small audience. I had the RX origionally, but could never turn the volume more than 1/4 up without bothering other tenants in my building, so I traded it for the Micro Cube...seemed like a waste of money since I didn't need that much volume. You are definitely getting what you pay for with this amp especially considering it uses AA's for power. Being able to whip out the electric while in the woods / on maint st. / in your car etc. is completely awesome when it's not a crappy mini stack.

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Cube RX could have been soooo good... but no

Wow, I was really disappointed with the micro cube RX. I was (and am) a big fan of the original 2 1/2 watt micro cube. I really wanted a built in...Read complete review

Wow, I was really disappointed with the micro cube RX. I was (and am) a big fan of the original 2 1/2 watt micro cube. I really wanted a built in tuner and a little more volume, so the MC RX seemed like the ticket. First, it was very hard to dial in a sound that sounded as good as the original MC. The acoustic setting in the new RX sounded little more than a Roland JC clone, not at all "acoustic" like the original MC. The JC120 did sound good on the RX, as did the mid-dirt channels. However the higher gain models only sounded good at low volumes. Punch the volume up (and there is a most noticeable boost in the amount of volume available) and the tones fall apart, and take a "boomy" and plastic quality.Another problem I had was with the EQ. Almost all of the models required the treble control to be 100% up. To eliminate the boomy mud in the mids, the middle control had to really be cut back, and in a lot of cases, so did the bass control. Yuch! Very very hard to dial in a usable sound on just about any model.I liked the tuner, but STILL - Roland, why is there no external control to turn the f/x on/off? I've accepted the fact that Roland give us hardly any control over the f/x, but it would be nice to stomp the f/x or delay/reverb on/off as needed during a tune.The stereo chorus sounded VERY NICE!I think the Micro Cube RX could've been a HUGE winner for ROland, what with promise of sounding like it's little brother, only louder and with a tuner. Sadly, it's "newly designed" speakers don't do this amp any justice, and overall this amp produce a sad, boomy/middy mess.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I bought one

By Strat w/ Carvins

from Juneau, AK

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Roland Micro Cube RX 5W 4x4 Guitar Combo Amp:

      I bought this because it has the best tone & power of the several battery amps out there. The 4 speakers really make a difference, even over the cheaper Micro Cube. Compared to the similar Line 6 I also own, it's clear (not "boxy"), and especially quiet. If you dial up the tones I NEVER use, like MESA or SOLDANO, (lots of gain) and throw in lots of effects, yeah, there's some hiss...but I don't. I stay on BLACKFACE w/ 1:30 gain, 9:00 volume, and 2:30 reverb, and get all the variety I need w/ guitar volume, tone, and PU switching. This w/ low-powered 4.3K Carvin single coils. This amp is sweet, gutsy, quiet, light as a feather, and much louder than I'll ever use, even in a coffeehouse. If I get a bigger amp, it'll be the 40W/ 10" Roland.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great small amp tone

      By hogfish

      from Melbourne, FL

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Roland Micro Cube RX 5W 4x4 Guitar Combo Amp:

        Im really happy with this little amp. Its sound is really big for a small amp.
        But the thing i really like about this amp is that it is so easy to create lots of quality sounds. Even though the amp models and effects are pretty basic, they all work really all together, giving the player lots of tone flexibility. Running an amp on batteries is totally new for me and really opens up some new possibilities. Other amps I own: Marshall As100D, Fender Pro Junior. Anybody looking for a Junior?

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        I forgot to mention...

        Comments about Roland Micro Cube RX 5W 4x4 Guitar Combo Amp:

        I'd like to add, to my review below, (bought it for car trip), that this little amp is very quiet - sure, there's some hum/buzz at certain metal/hardrock distortion models and settings, but my 'Blackface" /gain on 4/compression on 3 / volume on 5 settings it's dead silent 'till I hit the strings. I love that, and miss it when trying other amps. You can play this little sucker louder than the neighbors would prefer, BTW - but I don't, 'cause the little 4" speakers will flub out the lows - but in your living room? it's great.

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        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome little Amp

        Comments about Roland Micro Cube RX 5W 4x4 Guitar Combo Amp:

        The most important thing to know is what you want...Don't buy this, if you really are looking for the sound of a 12 inch speaker. But if you want a great sound little amp to practice on, this is the one....
        Love this amp, I was able to buy one second hand, great price too, I own a Fender Princeton 65 W Dyna touch amp, Blackstar HT5, and a Peavey Classic 30. I uses the RX mostly, I have even play out with it a couple of times, just stick a mic in front of it and its sounds big....I don't understand all the poor reviews, this is my favorite amp I own. I use the drum tracks all the time to keep my time on, and have recorded them for a blue song I'm working on. I usually use reverb or delay for effects and play thru with my Epiphone Les Paul or a Cort Strat. This amp sound great. The only thing I found for a draw back is you need to keep it on the floor to generate any low end. Lift it off the floor and all you get is highs.. If your looking for a small amp with lots of features, this is it. If you plan on shaking your house, forget it...
        No problems what so ever.....
        I payed a third of the new price...now that was a great value...

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        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Amp

        By Neal

        from VA

        Comments about Roland Micro Cube RX 5W 4x4 Guitar Combo Amp:

        The Cube RX IS my go to amp for home and performance. (My Deluxe Reverb stays home now) I love the fact that it uses regular batteries. I own the Crate Limo and HATE the fact that I've always had to recharge it before gigs to make sure it worked. With regular batteries just buy some extras before the gig and take off! AND, they last a long tme!
        Great sounds. Not a bad setting on it. Loud.
        Good quality. The imput broke twice on me. The tech said it was a poor design. He soldered it differently inside and put a better quarter inch jack on it and I've had no trouble since. I use this amp for jobs! I just played an outdoor festival 2 weeks ago. Simply set it up on something, to get it off the floor, and mike it with a Sure 57 - let the sound man do the rest. I love it.
        I think Roland always puts a premium price on their stuff. Having said that, I own a Micro Cube, the Bass Cube RX, the Street Cube, the Monitor Cube thingy and a Roland KB350 keyboard amp. I don't think they use the best components on everything but they have great ideas.(Love the drum patterns on the RX)

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        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        NO Rechargable

        By Teed Rockwell

        from Berkeley CA

        Comments about Roland Micro Cube RX 5W 4x4 Guitar Combo Amp:

        This amp was a great replacement for my Maxi mouse which used to be the best portable Amp and is now out of business. The tube simulator is better than anything I have ever seen in a portable amp, although still noticeably inferior to real tubes. My big complaint is that the batteries are not rechargable. This means that you can't actually use it for extended periods of time without AC unless you are willing to destroy the environment and your pocketbook. I hope they will make an outboard rechargable system eventually. I would gladly buy it.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love mine

        Comments about Roland Micro Cube RX 5W 4x4 Guitar Combo Amp:

        Bought this for a road trip w/ my son: He sprawled in the back of our borrowed van and rocked out along w/ his I-Pod--Wonderful low- volume tones for him, who's got far more touch and subtlety than I. Since then, I have used this as my go-to, living room amp- I only use the Blackface setting w/ delay, and love the Fender sound that suits my clumsy Jim Messina/ James Burton strivings. My plan is to run it as a preamp, through a Crate Powerblock and some homebuilt cabs. Small, sweet, portable, inexpensive--all you could want!

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for the price

        Comments about Roland Micro Cube RX 5W 4x4 Guitar Combo Amp:

        I have owned both the Micro Cube and the RX. If you have the extra money, I say definitely go with the RX. It has a very nice tone considering how tiny the speakers are, and the stereo sound (particularly w/ the stereo chorus) is quite noticeable compared to the smaller mono version. I noticed a lot of negativity in the reviews, so I thought I'd chime in and stick up for it. No it does not get as loud as a 50w combo...it's a tiny portable amp, but the clean sounds come through much nicer and warmer than the origional Micro Cube. On the other hand, you can turn the gain to 10 and the volume halfway and seriously anger people on the rfier setting. Compared to any other battery powered amps, it is really a nice piece of equipment and has way more power than you need if playing by yourself for practice or a small audience. I had the RX origionally, but could never turn the volume more than 1/4 up without bothering other tenants in my building, so I traded it for the Micro Cube...seemed like a waste of money since I didn't need that much volume. You are definitely getting what you pay for with this amp especially considering it uses AA's for power. Being able to whip out the electric while in the woods / on maint st. / in your car etc. is completely awesome when it's not a crappy mini stack.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        StratDal

        By StratDal

        from Simi Valley

        Comments about Roland Micro Cube RX 5W 4x4 Guitar Combo Amp:

        I love this amp! It's tough as nails, runs on 6 AA batteries if you want, has a rhythm guide plus plenty of volume for something that's portable. You won't be playing Madison Square Garden with this but for jamming around the house, at your lunch break or partying with your buddies, you can't beat it. Thank You Roland! I also have the original micro cube too. I'll be giving that one to my son as soon as he starts/wants to play. Rock On!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        BIG PROBLEM

        By rob457

        from NJ

        Comments about Roland Micro Cube RX 5W 4x4 Guitar Combo Amp:

        This amp is supposed to be the "better micro cube" But it's not, The four tiny speakers are not capible of working together to create a good, rounded sound, it sounds like each one is fighting the others, each with a diffrent sound. Do not buy this amp. Get yourself a Roland Cube 20x or 30x (I have the 30x) The 30x is perfect in almost everyway possible. I play A gibson les paul standerd and this amp makes it sound like a fake.

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