Yamaha THR10 Desktop Guitar Combo Amplifier

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Don't sacrifice tone while practicing. The Yamaha THR10 has accurate tube-modeling tone, even at low volume -- and its USB output is easy to record with.

With the THR10 Desktop combo amp, Yamaha has created an amplifier that doesn't compromise between accurate tube tone and digital technology. Incredibly portable, and able to recreate the rich sound of an overdriven amp at low levels, it's dressed for all occasions.

Check out this video and hear the THR10 in action:

Big Sounds at Sensible Volumes

The THR10 was built for players who want an amp tone that roars -- without having to crank up to a volume that sets off nearby car alarms. Most of the amp's models are crafted to deliver authentic tube tone ranging from clean to British overdrive to modern metal. As you adjust the volume and gain, the THR10's character changes just like a real tube amp would, even at low levels. The THR10 also includes an acoustic channel and flat channel, which offers an unfiltered clean sound.

Advanced, Accurate Modeling

The driver behind the THR10's accurate tones is Yamaha's Virtual Circuitry Modeling. This lends the amp models their convincing tube-like responsiveness, and adds character to the amp's chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, delay, and reverb effects. Similar to the amp models, the THR10's effects are made to please players who prefer the feel and sound of analog effects. Yamaha's Extended Stereo Technology helps create a sense of space, and helps reverb effects sound especially deep.

Potent and Portable

It may be an excellent bedroom amp, but the THR10 doesn't have to stay put. With twin 8 cm full-range speakers housed in read more a 7"x14" chassis, the THR10 is ready to be picked up and taken anywhere. It can be powered by an AC adapter or AA batteries, so it's ready for camping.

USB Input and Output

Jammers will love the THR10's USB and auxiliary inputs, allowing for just about any audio device to be played through the amp. It's also got USB output -- so it's easy to record this amp's big sound directly to your computer. Cubase AI is included, bringing you one step closer to your dream home studio, and the downloadable THR editor opens the door to new sounds and even further amp tweaking.


- 10-watt solid state combo amp
- Seven amp channels (Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brit Hi, Modern, Bass, ACO and FLAT)
- Seven effects (Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Delay, Delay/Reverb, Spring Reverb, Hall Reverb)
- Amp models and effects powered by Virtual Circuitry Modeling
- Controls: Gain, Master Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble
- Headphones output, USB and auxiliary output
- Two 8cm full-range speakers
- Can be powered with AA batteries
- Includes Cubase AI
- Chromatic Tuner
- Virtual tube illumination gives off an orange glow

The Yamaha THR10 -- it's a pretty big deal in a very small package.
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- Sounds:
- Amp Type: Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brit Hi, Modern, Bass, ACO, FLAT
- Effects: Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Delay, Delay/Reverb, Spring Reverb, Hall Reverb, *Compressor, *Noise Gate (*only available in the THR Editor)
- Hardware:
- Controller/Switch: Amp, Gain, Master, Bass, Middle, Treble, Effect, DLY/REV, Guitar Output, USB/Aux Output, User Memory Switch x 5, Tap/Tuner Switch
- Connections: Input (Standard Mono Phone), Phones (Standard Stereo Phone), Aux In (Stereo Mini), USB
- Speakers: 8cm Full Range x 2
- Rated Output: 10W (5W + 5W)
- Power Source:
- AC Adaptor: EADP-38EB A (Included)
- Battery: AA alkaline batteries (approx. 6 hours) or Nickel-hydride batteries (approx. 7 hours) * Depending upon usage and conditions
- Accessories: AC Adapter, USB Cable, Stereo Mini Cable, Cubase AI DVD-ROM
- Chromatic Tuner: Yes
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 183.5 x 360 x 140 mm
- Weight: 2.8kg

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 714-522-9011
Web: https://usa.yamaha.com/support

Yamaha THR10 Desktop Guitar Combo Amp

The Yamaha THR10 packs in everything you need from an off-stage amp. Real tube amp tone and dynamics, great sound at low volume, genuine hi-fi quality stereo playback and full recording capabilities. Prepare to spend a lot more time playing guitar.

VCM AMP Models

Developed by a team of guitarists in search of the ultimate tone, THR delivers the sound that you want and the feeling that you need. Effects that enhance and complement your playing combine with room-filling reverbs and delays to push your playing to greater levels. And thanks to THR's unique design and focus, stadium-filling volume isn't a pre-requisite - everything about this amp is designed to fit the way you play, right down to the need to keep it quiet sometimes. With tone and feel like this, you'll appreciate the ability to keep playing all night...

Yamaha THR10 offers five amp types + bass, acoustic, and flat

Clean / Crunch / Lead / Brit Hi / Modern / Bass / Aco / Flat

VCM Effects

Most of THR's effects feature VCM effects processors. Based on the technology used in Yamaha's professional audio mixers, VCM effects give unsurpassed realism and quality.

VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling)

VCM effects are capable of capturing subtleties that simple digital simulations cannot even approach, going beyond simple simulation and delivering the truly musical performance that makes classic analog gear invaluable even in today's digital production environment.

Yamaha Hi-Fi Audio Technology

THR was developed with Yamaha's award-winning AV division to offer true hi-fi stereo sound and an experience in guitar amplifiers. The exclusive, specially designed speaker enclosure is optimised to handle both guitar and stereo playback sounds making THR uniquely capable of giving you amazing tone for both your guitar and your track from a compact, portable amp.

Extended Stereo Technology

THR incorporates Yamaha's Extended Stereo Technology to create an incredibly wide, spacious audio image. Stereo tracks and studio quality reverb take on a depth unimaginable from such a small enclosure.

Battery Powered or AC Powered

THR's two-way power supply lets the unit operate on AC (PSU supplied) or battery power.

Cubase AI

THR is bundled with Cubase AI, Steinberg's professional music production application that offers full-fledged recording and editing.

THR Editor

The THR Editor, available for download from http://download.yamaha.com, offers deep editing of amp and effect parameters using a computer. Additional in-depth controls include compressor and noise gate functions.

USB Connection

THR's design provides stereo playback from your smartphone or other device through its Aux jack or direct from your computer via the USB connection.

User Memory

User memory function lets you save up to five amp settings of all controller and switch settings for quick recall.

Tap : Time / Hold : Tuner

Tap tempo function to quickly set delay time.The built-in chromatic tuner features accurate, stable tuning and an easy to read display.

Virtual Tube Illumination

THR's Virtual Tube Illumination includes a simulated orange tube glow from the metal speaker grille.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (15 ratings)
Submitted February 5, 2014 by john thompson in Sonora, CA

"Wise choice"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I explored just about every possible amp before buying the Yamaha THR10. I play guitar at home and the THR10 is designed especially for bedroom/living room playing. My last amp was a Carvin Vintage 16 tube amp. It looked great and was well made but way, way too loud. Even on the 5 watt setting I rarely had the chance to enjoy the tone it was capable of because the optimum sound came at higher volume levels. It was frustrating and I sold the amp and went back to playing acoustic. After a couple years I went electric again and began comparing amps. That was when I noticed the Yamaha. I saw some amazing videos and lots of positive reviews. I was careful not to make another mistake, I've heard Roland Cubes and seen a few micro amps but they seemed like toys to me and I got to have something with smokin' tone!! The Yamaha turned out to be tone beast all around. There are plenty of clean tones that sound larger than possible when I want that But my favorite is the Crunch mode set on 7. Clean when playing easy, then snarling distortion when played roughly. I can't get enough of it! Both the Modern and Brit Hi modes are vicious as well. I had a Boss ME 50 processor and a couple Digitechs in the past but the Hall reverb on the THR10 may ibe the best reverb of all. The twin speakers give it a stereo sound as though it's coming two directions! Ridiculous. As small as it is, I still keep it around level 5 because it's plenty loud. It's hard to imagine anything this small sounding so read more good, but it does. I rarely use the effects because the sound is so good without them. Occasionally I plug in headphones at night which is a blast because I can set the amp on the couch or easily carry it from one room to another. Before I close I would just like to say that this amp may be less suitable for NuMetal or detuned Korn style sounds and wouldn't really work for gigging among bigger amps, so please don't try to set this next to your buddies stack or combo on stage. It's really for getting amazing sounds at home.

Musical Background:
20 years experience. Guitar, keyboards, jam at home

Musical Style:
rock, classical
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