Roland Cube Street Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amplifier 5W

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94 out of 100. Incorporating 600+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$309
Roland Cube Street Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amplifier 5W

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 94/100 is based on analysis of 600+ 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.

Roland amps are well known for their good balance of quality, feature set and price.

The Cube Street is an excellent example, an affordable and portable amplifier sporting two channels for mic/line and guitar.

The guitar section comes complete with basic EQ, 6 built-in effects, and 8 amp models, more than enough for to play with for a long time.

All the digital processing is done by Roland's own COSM technology.

Another noteworthy feature of this amp is it's wedge type profile, which allows you to listen to the amp at better angles.

Wrapping up its feature set is its ability to run on batteries, which allows the Cube Street to work virtually anywhere.

Specifications:

  • Power: 5W
  • Speaker: 2 x 6.5"
  • Effects: Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Delay, Reverb
  • Input: 1 x 1/4", 1 x XLR-1/4" combo 1 x 1/8" (aux)
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/4" Headphones
  • Weight: 11.46 lbs.

Pros:
The Roland Cube Street is raking in more and more good reviews thanks to its overall build quality and value for money. Many are happy with its portability, while others are impressed at how good it sounds for a small amp. There is also plenty of positive feedback regarding its built-in amp modeling and effects, especially with its clean to light overdrive tones.

Cons:
Lack of bottom end is a concern raised by a few users, although this is more of an expected limitation given the amp's size. There are also others who wish for a line-out jack.

Overall:
If you're looking for an affordable, good quality portable amp, then the Roland Cube Street is well worth checking out.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Guitar Amps Under $300.

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.