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Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp

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The Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp is a unique device for monitoring one's self and program material at the same time. It has a monitor level contr...Click To Read More About This Product

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Puts your ears in 2 places at the same time!

The Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp is a unique device for monitoring one's self and program material at the same time. It has a monitor level control and a mic level control, mic pass through XLR jacks, 2 headphone-output jacks, and a 1/4" monitor-input jack. The PM50S amplifier is great for drummers who need to hear a click track, singers who need to hear themselves, and your other live sound needs. Includes adapter.

FEATURES
  • Monitor level control
  • Mic level control
  • Mic pass through XLR jacks
  • 2 headphone-output jacks
  • 1/4" monitor-input jack

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RollsPM50S Personal Monitor Amp
 
4.6

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (23)
  • Good value (21)
  • Great sound (21)
  • Durable (13)
  • Lightweight (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Music (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gear head (3), Musician (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does exaclty what is supposed to...

These little boxes are made rock solid. I have been involved in live sound and recording for almost 15 years and with the transition from wedges to IEM, this is your first natural...Read complete review

These little boxes are made rock solid. I have been involved in live sound and recording for almost 15 years and with the transition from wedges to IEM, this is your first natural step. For those that can't afford an Aviom or HearBack system, this little box will help in re-solve some (not all) of the issues that those same systems do. With a praise band of 8 members, we have moved from stage volume wars to these boxes. We have no wedges on the stage any more. Each musician gets a general mix from the board to a headphone splitter on stage and then to their personal monitor mix on the box. We then plug their instrument directly into the box and then into the sound system. No each musician will not have the control of every musician, but this at least lets them hear everything plus they can control how loud they are and the need for MON engineer is lessoned. If you lose quality in this sound then send it back and get another. These are a pass through box and should have no effect on the sound. These are a great solution to anyone need for a small budget fix for a better monitoring mix situation.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Loss of fidelity is not worth cost

In a nutshell, these monitor boxes are nice for low-budget users, but for anyone who demands a clean and clear sound, stay away from these. As a combined MON/FOH operator, I...Read complete review

In a nutshell, these monitor boxes are nice for low-budget users, but for anyone who demands a clean and clear sound, stay away from these. As a combined MON/FOH operator, I appreciate the fact that people can add more or less of themselves without bothering me, but that's all they can do. While it relieves some duties from me, the quality loss both in the talent's ears as well as the pass-thru signal is completely not worth it.Yes, that's correct, I said loss of quality for the pass-thru signal. With these boxes, that talent's instrument passes thru each box and then into the snake, thus making EVERY INSTRUMENT pass thru one of these boxes. I notice distortion on the keyborads, loss of fatness from the bass, a guitars that sound tinny and empty.I've tried E1s, E3s, E4s, and Sony MDR's; same results. The limited on these is weak and cannot be trusted. I blew a pair of personal E4s i have used for months; one plug into the drummer's rolls, 30 seconds later the left ear blows and higher SPL distorts. I have removed all of these from our stage set-up and WILL NEVER USE THEM AGAIN. I hope this review helps.

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(8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Loss of fidelity is not worth cost

By Eric-G09S.

from Florida

Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

In a nutshell, these monitor boxes are nice for low-budget users, but for anyone who demands a clean and clear sound, stay away from these. As a combined MON/FOH operator, I appreciate the fact that people can add more or less of themselves without bothering me, but that's all they can do. While it relieves some duties from me, the quality loss both in the talent's ears as well as the pass-thru signal is completely not worth it.Yes, that's correct, I said loss of quality for the pass-thru signal. With these boxes, that talent's instrument passes thru each box and then into the snake, thus making EVERY INSTRUMENT pass thru one of these boxes. I notice distortion on the keyborads, loss of fatness from the bass, a guitars that sound tinny and empty.I've tried E1s, E3s, E4s, and Sony MDR's; same results. The limited on these is weak and cannot be trusted. I blew a pair of personal E4s i have used for months; one plug into the drummer's rolls, 30 seconds later the left ear blows and higher SPL distorts. I have removed all of these from our stage set-up and WILL NEVER USE THEM AGAIN. I hope this review helps.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Does exaclty what is supposed to...

By Blake-uMUGv

from Midlothian, TX

Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

These little boxes are made rock solid. I have been involved in live sound and recording for almost 15 years and with the transition from wedges to IEM, this is your first natural step. For those that can't afford an Aviom or HearBack system, this little box will help in re-solve some (not all) of the issues that those same systems do. With a praise band of 8 members, we have moved from stage volume wars to these boxes. We have no wedges on the stage any more. Each musician gets a general mix from the board to a headphone splitter on stage and then to their personal monitor mix on the box. We then plug their instrument directly into the box and then into the sound system. No each musician will not have the control of every musician, but this at least lets them hear everything plus they can control how loud they are and the need for MON engineer is lessoned. If you lose quality in this sound then send it back and get another. These are a pass through box and should have no effect on the sound. These are a great solution to anyone need for a small budget fix for a better monitoring mix situation.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SO FAR SO GOOD

By Dirty South

from Dirty South

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Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

I tried this based off of reviews. My band practices really loud it seems to overcome a powerful acoustic drummer. Drummer cant hear amps unless they are at earsplitting levels, and the places we practice are small, so ringing in ears is always a problem. ear plugs kinda work but just muffle everything, and are no fun. So I bought this, mic'd up, and used ear buds that you can jam in your ears not just rest outside of them. It was truly awesome. I could hear myself clearly and still hear everyone else by just turning up or down my headphone level. My amp was loud, but I could only really hear it out of my headphones. And it was a a clear enough signal for me. After practice, absolutely no ringing in my ears. Haven't used it live yet, but I will and even if the mic through doesn't work, I will just run another mic to the mixer. It truly was a joy to practice being able to hear myself like I was jamming along to a CD or MP3 through the computer. I would highly recommend this off of today's practice.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice product

By bunnyman

from Illinois

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Bad instructions

Best Uses

  • Live Sound

Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

The only thing that keeps this from getting five stars is the fact that unless my band mate who has a similar product didn't know what to do, I would have had just a left ear in the mix. I actually like the fact that it's not very easy to switch the output from stereo to mono (as the method used to switch will not accidentally happen), but it would have been nice for it to be covered in the instructions.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must-have for singing drummers

By Misterwoodman

from Lakeway, TX

Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

As a drummer who sings, for years I've had a really difficult time hearing myself through a monitor placed off to the side -- especially over the noise of an acoustic drum kit. I bought this personal monitor and combined it with the Shure E2 isolating in-ear monitors and was blown away. This little monitor not only lets you control how much of your own vocals you hear, but you can also control the monitor mix with a separate volume knob. I've only used it a couple of times, so I don't know if it's sturdy, but it works great.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Only one thing would make it better...

By JK-OiG.D

from midwest

Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

If this thing had TWO inputs I think it might be perfect. I am a singing drummer and it would be cool to be able to put a click track in along with my vocal mic, but otherwise this little thing is GREAT. Didn't notice a loss of fidelity...just using some Sony earbuds most of the time and the sound is fine (after it's been through the EQ). I'm recommending this to everyone I know who doesn't need a wireless system.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Couldn't Be More Worth It!

By Emerson

from New York

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Simple And Effective

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • In-ear Monitoring
  • Music

Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

I've been using one of these for several years now. I'm a drummer and also sing lead. I use this with a single Shure SE215 in-ear monitor. I've searched for years for a workable monitor solution. All of which have been subject to room acoustics, feedback and lack of space. I can't tell you how much bang for the buck you get with this. You have the option of hearing just your own mic or can balance it with a line out from the mixer. This product has made singing consistently enjoyable and removes the anxiety about whether I'm going to hear myself today or not... If you're a drummer in a fixed location, BUY IT! I'm serious. I bought a second one with the battery option as well. The Rolls, with the SE215s exceed the benefit on any other two single pieces of gear that I've ever purchased in 38 years of playing music. Now when I play gigs with a house systems, I just tell the sound engineer, "you can turn my monitor off, I don't need it". Simple to use, sets up quickly and is built tough. Great piece of gear!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I can hear!!!

By andy

from bayou blue la.

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Great Sound

Cons

  • Too Much Ambient Noise

Best Uses

  • Music

Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

brings my voice out the grass,with a vocal processor(tc helicon)and sennheiser ear buds & mike.I can hear effects and harmony right away from processor.I can hear mistakes to,very good for the stage & studio.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great addition to our live team

By WECC

from Lebanon, PA

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Music

    Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

    We have been looking for a great way to give our instrumental team control of their monitors. The ROLLS PM50 does just that. GREAT Sound. Jumper switch to go from stereo to mono input (from the monitor line), headphone or speaker output. The mic line thru is GREAT for instrumentalists who need to have control of how much they hear of themselves. We're going to be getting more soon!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Why did I wait,already bought a second f

    By E.J.

    from Rabun Alabama

    About Me 63 Year Old Church Musici

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Does It All
    • Durable
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Shouldn't Wait

    Cons

    • Ear Phones Not Buds
    • None

    Best Uses

    • Every Monitor Use You Can
    • Music
    • Portable Devices

    Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

    WE are a church group, we fight all the time about monitor volume,the PM50S let's me add volume to my mic so I can hear me over everyone else, I can also control the volume of the over all monitor that everyone else is in.now I don't care how they set it.Only mistake was using some ear bud's someone recommended,no good used a cheap set of ear phones and they were fantastic.Don't care how it looks, don't know why I waited I listened to too many other people,I absolutely love them and you can tell everyone I said so.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Should have bought this long ago!

    By Andrew D.

    from Jacksonville,N.C.

    Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

    I'm a singing drummer that uses a click-track.I put the setting to stereo mode and by using a direct box along with this item I can clearly hear the click as well as my monitor mix. It has a separate volume control for the click and monitor mix. No more lugging a heavy wedge monitor and stage volume is greatly reduced.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works exactly as stated

    By Ralph

    from Crockett, Texas

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    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music

      Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

      I needed something to help me hear my own guitar in our band. This allowed me to hear my own through a simple head phone and it works perfect.

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      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Stuff

      By Big Ron

      from Baltimore

      Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

      These work great and are cheap. I can finally hear my vocals and the rest of my band appreciates the lower stage volume. The wireless systems are awesome but super expensive so these serve a great purpose. The extra cables are a bit annoying but if you buy a headphone extension cable for your earbuds it allows you to mount on a mic stand or just put it on your amp. Also, if you have a limited number of monitor mixes the power center/4 way splitter makes it possible to send one mix out to 4 different boxes. Myself and the other singer in my band can agree fine on the vocal levels but not so much with our instrument levels. So instead of running our vocal mics through the box, we run our instruments (guitar cab mic/ keyboard) through and adjust the volume accordingly.

       
      5.0

      Perfect For a Drummer

      By Dirtty Drummer

      from Abingdon VA

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Audio
        • Portable Devices

        Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

        This Monitor box is perfect for a drummer with no need to go wireless. I drum in a cage at my church and was using a wireless in ear monitor with some connection issues, not only did this fix the static and connection issues it is much clearer and produces a quality sound. It is a little tough to switch the ground lift and the mono/stereo but has nothing to do with the sound quality and they obviously pass those savings on to their customers by not putting a switch on it. I would highly recommend this to any drummer who has access to a monitor feed without needing to be wireless.

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        5.0

        I would buy again.

        By Mike

        from PA

        About Me College Student, Gear Head

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Good Bass
        • Great Sound

        Cons

        • Needs a switch.

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

          Stereo / mono is a pin and jumper not a switch. This requires very fine pliers and trying not to crack the jumper. Sound is great, I have used with several different head phones.

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          4.0

          Great for rehearsing drummers and other stationary musicians

          By Denis S

          from North Dakota

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          Pros

          • Compact
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Music

            Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

            This is great for drummers or other stationary musicians on a budget that want to go in-ear. I use it with my band during rehearsal and it works great for it's purpose. Combined with Shure SE-215 it's far better for my hearing and I'm able to keep the volume down and still hear everything clearly. I haven't used it live yet. The monitor level and mic level knobs are nice for adjusting my monitor level to a comfortable volume. Overall it's a great value for the price.

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            • No
             
            5.0

            good personal monitor amp

            By dwest80

            from San Antonio, TX

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Music

              Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

              tried the Behringer MA-400 and this one. it costs almost twice as much, but sounds twice as good. More volume from the monitor and lots of control over the local mic.

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              3.0

              Works great...But...

              By Arco Steve

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Audiophile, Semi pro musician.

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              Pros

              • Compact
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Lifting the ground or stereo to mono can be hard

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music

              Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

              I use this so I can hear the click track better and it works great for that purpose. Just like they say, it gets loud and it sounds good too. The only beef I have is that if you have to either lift the ground or switch from stereo to mono, you are supposed to get out a tweezers and reach inside, pull out a teeeny tiny jumper and switch positions. I can only imagine trying to do that on a dark stage and accidentally dropping it, at which time all you have now is an expensive paperweight in your hand.

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              • No
               
              4.0

              Useful little gadget

              By Ken

              from Long Island, NY

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              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Use to power monitor in performance

                Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

                Needed power for 12" floor monitor separately from board. Works very well.

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                • No
                 
                4.0

                Nice inexpensive IEM solution

                By Fotsband74

                from Port Orange, FL

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                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rolls PM50S Personal Monitor Amp:

                    We were looking for an inexpensive alternative to wireless IEM's. This one filled the need. Very pleased

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