Roland introduces the battery-powered Mobile AC 31-Aug-12
Roland has introduced the Mobile AC, the latest addition to its lineup of AC-series Acoustic Chorus Amplifiers for acoustic guitar. A Roland spokesperson told Amped, "Ultra-compact and battery-powered, the affordable MOBILE AC is ideal for both playing and singing, including beginning guitar students, open-mic and street performers, and anyone that desires a convenient, go-anywhere amp to use with their acoustic-electric guitar."
Here's the details taken directly from Roland's press release:
Designed to travel, the MOBILE AC delivers big sound in a package that can easily fit into a backpack. The amp can be used for up to 15 hours at a time when powered with six AA alkaline batteries, so players can take it anywhere. From home to coffee house to the outdoors and beyond, the MOBILE AC delivers clean, spacious, and surprisingly powerful stereo sound from a compact amp.
A simple-to-operate three-channel mixer allows users to simultaneously connect a guitar, mic, and backing music to the MOBILE AC and control their volumes independently. There are dedicated GUITAR and MIC channels, as well as an AUDIO channel with an 1/8-inch stereo mini jack and stereo RCA jacks for connecting an iPod, laptop computer, smartphone, CD player, or other music playback device.
Built-in effects include Roland's famous stereo chorus, as well as a "Wide" effect that adds a dramatic spaciousness to the sound. Also onboard is a digital reverb specifically designed for acoustic guitar, with easy single-knob operation that simultaneously controls both the level and depth of the effect.
Connecting headphones to the PHONES jack mutes the MOBILE AC's speakers, allowing users to practice privately with backing music and guitar effects. There's also a DC IN jack for powering the MOBILE AC with an optional AC adaptor when AC power is readily available. Features
Five-watt (2.5 W+2.5 W) stereo amplifier for acoustic guitar
Simple, intuitive controls
15 hours of use with six AA alkaline batteries
Microphone input for singing
Audio inputs for playing along with portable media players
Three-channel mixer with individual volume controls for microphone, guitar, and audio input
Chorus, Reverb, and Wide effects to add depth to your sound