Roland AC-60 Acoustic Chorus Acoustic Guitar Amplifier (2x30 Watts, 2x6.5")

With inputs for your mic and acoustic guitar, this stereo amp pushes 60 watts through dual 6.5" speakers. Dial in Roland's famous clean tone and wide chorus.
Although there are many acoustic amps on the market today, few of them can compete with the rich, natural tone of the compact Roland AC-60 Acoustic Chorus amplifier. This innovative stereo amp uses sophisticated digital signal processing to deliver a crisp sound with lush stereo/multi-band chorus -- including a 'wide' mode -- plus delay/reverb and impressive Auto Anti-Feedback control. And with its 2-channel Mic/Line design and stand-mountable configuration, the AC-60 is clearly heads above the competition.

Features:

- Compact stereo acoustic amplifier with pure, natural tone and excellent projection
- 2-Channel design: Guitar input and Mic/Line input with Phantom Power
- Stereo 30-watt/dual 6.5-inch speaker configuration loud enough for club gigs and small PA applications
- Onboard DSP delivers lush stereo/multi-band chorus, 'wide' chorus and delay/reverb with footswitch control
- Built-in Auto Anti-Feedback controls allow for maximum volume without feedback
- Convenient Mute switch for silent tuning on stage
- Stereo Line Out for PA and recording applications; Subwoofer output
- Built-in tilt stand offers better acoustic projection; can also be mounted on commercially available speaker stands

Big Sound in a Compact Package

Talk about impressive. The Roland AC-60 is a marvel of amplifier design, using the best DSP technology to deliver a pure, rich acoustic sound with projection far beyond its compact size. The stereo acoustic AC-60 (30w x 2) offers brilliant stereo/multi-band chorus including a 'wide' mode, plus read more shimmering reverb tailored specifically for acoustic guitar. And if it's more low-end you crave, the AC-60 even gives you a Subwoofer output.

A Marvel of Convenience

The dual-channel Roland AC-60 offers both a Guitar channel and a Mic/Line channel with Phantom Power. This makes it the perfect companion for coffeehouses and small club gigs. The Guitar channel gives you a choice between piezo and magnetic pickup inputs, plus powerful Anti-Feedback controls. Rounding out the AC-60 is a Mute switch for silent tuning and a Stereo Line Out for connection to mixing consoles and PA systems.
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Specifications

Rated Power Output: 30 Watts + 30 Watts

Nominal Input Level (1 kHz):
- Guitar Channel: -10 dBu
- Mic/Line Channel: -50/-10 dBu
- Aux In: -10 dBu

Nominal Output Level (1 kHz):
- DI/Tuner Out: +4 dBu
- Line Out: +4 dBu
- Subwoofer Out: +4 dBu

Speakers: 2x 6.5 in. (16.5 cm)

Power Consumption: 68 Watts

Dimensions: 15 x 10-11/16 x 10-9/16 in. (380 x 270 x 268 mm)

Weight: 21 lbs 10 oz. (9.5 kg)

Included: Owner's Manual, Soft Carry Case

Optional: FS-5U, FS-5L
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 28.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 13 x 13 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ROL AC60
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 28.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 13 x 13 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NFS ROLAC60
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
(109 ratings)
Submitted January 24, 2005 by a customer from aol.com
"Little amp for little gigs. Works great."
This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful.
If I don't fry the speakers, this product should take care of my need for a small amp forever. The warranty is only 90 days Parts and Labor and 1 year parts. If you're hard on your equipment check out the Fender Acoustisonic amps with their 5 year warranties. I liked them second best for sound.

Sound
I play a Gitane D-500 (Django style guitar) and Guild Dreadnought through this Roland AC-60 for gigs at restaurants. I was tired of carrying a Blues Jr. and when a bandmate bought an AER amp ($900.) I started looking for an amp under 25 lbs. too. I played about 8 models and this one sounded the best to me for the price. Although it has two little 6 inch speakers, the sound is great for a medium room. At low volumes a small speaker array can deliver a full spectrum of sound, especially the mids that most acoustic guitars put out. If you want to play big rooms or play with a drummer, this amp is too small, but for folk, acoustic jazz, etc, it's great. It also sound terrific with my electric cello and mandolin.

Features
This amp has 4 great features: The reverb is exceptional. The chorus is superb, because it's stereo and its that Roland JC-120 sound that all the jazz guys love. The feedback control is essential - DON'T BUY AN AMP THAT DOESN"T HAVE A NOTCH OR FEEDBACK CONTROL FEATURE! If you play an acoust/electric, you're gonna be fighting feedback. This feature works well on read more this amp. (You could get an outboard antifeedback module, but it's extra stuff to schlepp.) Lastly, the carrying case is great. It's comfortable and it has room for my book, my volume pedal, and some cords.

Quality
The build on this product is good, but I wish it had a metal grill instead of fabric. You never know when things may take a tumble.

The Wow Factor
The design is plain, so the sex appeal was not an issue. But the edges are radiused and it looks modern.

Musical Background:
semi-pro

Musical Style:
jazz
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