Fender Acoustasonic 40: 40-Watt Combo Acoustic Amplifier

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 425+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$250
Fender Acoustasonic 40 - 40 Watt Combo Acoustic Amplifier

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 92/100 is based on analysis of 425+ 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 Acoustasonic 40 is a portable acoustic amp that's designed to work well with both acoustic-electric instruments and dynamic microphones.

It sports a 2-channel 40W solid state amplifier section that drives two 6.5" full range cone speakers.

Each channel has dedicated 2 x XLR-1/4" combo inputs, allowing you to plug in a guitar and a mic at the same time.

The two channels also have volume control, 3-band EQ and dedicated reverb control.

Finally, it has a headphone out, XLR line out and an Aux input.

Features

  • Stereo 6.5" Whizzer Speakers
  • Dual Channel with 3-Band EQ
  • Built-in Reverb
  • Vintage Style textured Vinyl covering

Specifications

  • Power Rating: 40 Watts
  • Amplifier Type: Solid State
  • Channels: 2
  • Master Volume: Per Channel
  • Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4" Combo (Mic/Instrument), 1 x 1/8" (Aux)
  • Outputs: 1 x XLR (Line Out)
  • Controls: Per Channel (Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, Reverb)
  • Speakers: 2 x 6.5" with Whizzer Cones
  • Weight: 16.5 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 11" x 15"

Pros

Owners are pleased with tone and volume, especially when considering its size. They are surprised at how loud it can get, being able to fill venues that they thought it couldn't. Others point to its clear sound as its main strength. While many reviewers got this as their first acoustic amp, there are also plenty who got this amp as a viable portable substitute to bulkier amps.

Cons

There are those who wish for more low-end, but this is more of a limitation due to its smaller speaker size than a problem.

Overall

If you're looking for a portable and affordable acoustic guitar amp that can be plugged into a PA system when needed, then this is your best bet.

This was previously on our recommended list for Acoustic Amps Under $200 but was removed due to a price increase. You can see our current recommendations in our guide to The Best Acoustic Amps.

About the Author

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He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.