Donner DEA-1 Electric Guitar Combo Amplifier 10 W

90
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90 out of 100. Incorporating 550+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$70
Donner DEA-1
Donner DEA-1

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 90/100 is based on analysis of 550+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The Donner DEA-1 is a compact 10-Watt combo amplifier with 6.5" speaker designed with the beginner guitarist in mind. It comes with a straightforward set of controls, which include basic 3-band EQ (treble/middle/bass), volume and gain knobs.

It also comes with a boost switch that activates its built-in overdrive, giving you two basic tones. Finally, it comes with two 1/8" ports, one of which serves as an auxiliary input for plugging in your media player, while the other is a headphone output that allows for quiet practice.

Specifications:

  • Power Rating: 10-Watts
  • Speaker Size: 6.5”
  • Channels: Clean, Boost
  • Effects: None
  • Controls: Gain, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Boost Switch,
  • Input/Output: 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" Aux-In, 1 x 1/8" Headphone-Out
  • Extras: N/A
  • Weight: 10.9lbs

Pros

Value for money is what keeps the Donner DEA-1 afloat in a market that's flooded with so many practice amps. Most of its satisfied clients are beginners who are satisfied with its features and sound quality, given the price tag. Ease of use also comes up quite often in reviews. While the amp is primarily designed for electric guitar, there are a number of users who are happy with how it works with acoustic-electric guitars.

Cons

There are some who rate the amp slightly lower because they feel that it is not loud or versatile enough, but this is a reasonable drawback given its affordable price and compact size.

Overall

If you are looking for a budget friendly amplifier with student friendly features, then this is a reasonable choice. There are other more highly rated options that you might like to look at in our guide to The Best Practice Amps / Small Guitar Amps.