Roland's move towards to good ol' amps and speakers continues (who can forget the classic guitar and keyboard amps of the 80s?), with the announcement that they are shipping their CM-30 cube monitor (msrp $249.00). Touted as "versatile and portable, the new cm-30 cube monitor delivers 30 watts of audio punch through a rugged, high-quality 6.5" coaxial 2-way speaker with stereo preamp. The cm-30 is ideal for home-studio and wide-ranging monitoring applications, but it can be used for live monitoring onstage as well.
Each cm-30 is equipped with three input channels, with one xlr mic/line
input, and two additional aux RCA and stereo mini-phone inputs, making a
total of five simultaneous inputs possible (four stereo and one mono
input). The stereo link function allows two cm-30s to be linked for true
stereo output, which enables a total of ten inputs. The cm-30 offers more
than enough inputs to simultaneously connect a microphone, a keyboard, a
rhythm machine, and a cd player, or to function as a mini-pa rig.
Sound can be further refined with the cm-30’s onboard 2-band equalizer.
dedicated knobs are provided for adjusting high and low frequencies. as
with all other controls, the EQ knobs are conveniently located on the front
panel for quick access.
The CM-30 can be easily and safely toted from location to location thanks
to its unique built-in handle grip, protective metal grill cover, and cabinet corner protectors. other handy features include a stereo headphone
jack and mic stand adaptor.