Roland Micro Cube
The Roland Micro Cube is the first battery powered modeling amplifier distributed by the Roland Corporation. It is a small, lightweight, portable amplifier, for use as a portable practice amp or when larger or more expensive amplifiers may not be practical. The Micro Cube is part of a Roland CUBE series of combo amplifiers, including the Cube 15, Cube 20, Cube 30, Cube 60, and Cube 80.
The Roland Micro Cube features five different amp models, some clean and some featuring distortion, as well as an acoustic simulator and a vocal preamp. Also built in are several effects and a touch sensitive digital tuning fork. Its power output is two watts and it has a five-inch speaker. The Micro Cube includes a standard quarter-inch input jack, an auxiliary quarter-inch input and an eighth-inch input (which are played without modeling or effects), and a headphone/record out quarter-inch jack.
The controls on the top of the Micro Cube
- JC Clean - Modeled after Roland's own Jazz Chorus (JC-120) Amp
- Black Panel - Modeled after Fender Twin Reverb Amp
- Brit Combo - Modeled after Vox AC30 Amp
- Classic Stack - Modeled after Marshall JMP Amp
- R-Fier - Modeled after Mesa/Boogie Rectifier Amp
Since its release in 2004, the Micro Cube has been released in two more colors; white and red. Additionally, the Micro Cube RX has been released in 2008, which is a slightly larger version with 4x4" drivers. The Micro Cube retails for $129.99, the RX, $249.99