Question about wattage and inputs

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  1. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    hi all

    I'm thinking of purchasing a 50 watt RMS lithium-battery-powered amp

    it has three inputs: two 1/4" high-z in parallel, and one XLR

    my piglet-ignorant question is: if I plug in two acoustic guitars and a vocal mic, how loud is this amp likely to get before distorting?

    I have zero experience with battery-powered amps, but this thing really intrigues me
     
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  2. FenderLover

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    Well, 50W is 50W (they say) regardless of how it is powered, and is really influenced by speaker size/number/efficiency for loudness and dispersion.

    What amp is it? Maybe someone here already has experience with it.
     
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  3. Abu Twangy

    Abu Twangy Friend of Leo's

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    The good thing is the amp is rated in RMS so a 50 watt RMS amp should be compartable to other 50 watt RMS amps with the same efficiency speaker.

    Reminds me of the battery powered Mike Matthews Freedom Amp of the early '70s. It was rated at 300 watts--300 watts PMP (Peak Music Power) so it was no SVT competition. And it took a small mound of carbon zinc batteries to power it.
     
  4. wabashslim

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    Just remember the more signals going through, or the louder, the faster the batteries drain. Does it say it's 50 watts while on battery power?
     
  5. Leonardocoate

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    Are talking about the Roland Street Cube? If so, the mic will be a separate channel...you will not have any distortion issues....Great amp....Like all things Roland
     
  6. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I have found two guitars in one amp to be gnarly. However, I'm speaking of old tube amps, not modern ones. Not sure about those.
     
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    Can't say anything with the info given. Some manufacturers are not truthful on their specs. Need to know the make and model.
     
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    I was impressed with the Bose S1, plenty of volume and lightweight. They claim it lasts up to 11 hours, if it does more than 1/2 of that you would be fine. Downside is only 2 combo inputs so you would need to a small mixer. I am not a Bose fan but they sound great.
     
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