5-Watt Guitar Amplifier, Portable Recorder, and USB Audio Interface
    Product # 611700
    5-Watt Guitar Amplifier, Portable Recorder, and USB Audio Interface
    Product # 611700
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    5-Watt Guitar Amplifier, Portable Recorder, and USB Audio Interface

    You will always be ready for a performance or recording when you have this 5-watt Guitar Amplifier, Portable Recorder, and USB Audio Interface from Monoprice!

    This little 5-watt amp delivers a big sound with plenty of loudness and clarity for ad hoc outdoor performances. It has a built-in guitar distortion effect, so you can get great sound without needing external processors. In addition to the 1/4" guitar cable input, it features a 3.5mm microphone input, so you can add vocals to your performance.

    A 3.5mm auxiliary input allows you to connect a smartphone or music player. The music will then play through the amp with your guitar and/or vocals in the mix. If you don't want to carry around an extra device, just plug your microSD card into the amp and play your music directly. It supports playback of mp3, wav, and wma audio files.

    The microSD card is also used for audio recordings. You can record your guitar performance, along with any mic or aux inputs, to 128 Kbps mp3 files on the microSD card.

    An added feature is the ability to plug the amplifier into a PC or Mac using the included mini USB cable. The amplifier is true plug 'n play, so no drivers disks are needed. Your PC or Mac will automatically install the drivers it needs for a USB speaker system.

    The amplifier is powered by an internal 1500mAh battery.


    • 5-watt mono amplifier driving a single 4-ohm speaker
    • Guitar distortion effects
    • 1/4" TS guitar input jack
    • The ability to play mp3, wav, and wma files stored on a micro SD card
    • The ability to record 128 Kbps mp3s to a micro SD card
    • 3.5mm microphone input jack
    • 3.5mm auxiliary input jack
    • 3.5mm headphone output jack

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    Output Power 5 watts
    Frequency Response 25Hz ~ 20KHz
    Sensitivity 600mV ±50mV
    Impedance 4 ohms
    S/N Ratio ≥70dB
    MP3 Distortion 0.3%
    Battery Power 3.7 VDC, 1500mAh
    Charge Voltage USB 5.0 VDC
    Dimensions 3.9" x 5.5" x 1.8" (98 x 139 x 46 mm)
    Weight 9.2 oz (260g)


    40 Reviews

    82% of the reviewers recommend this product


    5-Watt Guitar Amplifier, Portable Recorder, and USB Audio Interface

    • Rob C.,
    •  Spotsylvania, VA 
    • 5/24/2016 11:53:55 AM

    Pros: - Good sound
    - Portability: About the size of a CD case, with speaker, gives you some sound without having to break out your cube or main amp.
    - Good value

    Cons: - No complaints for the price..

    This little amplifier is what it is. Perfect if you need a small, portable preamp with a speaker...so you can take off your headphones. I confess that I have not tried to use the more sophisticated features (recording to SD card) and the like (I use other devices/DAWs to record), but if those functions work as advertised, it could be handy for capturing song and licks, or importing licks for learning. Had to fiddle and experiment with it a little, as the documentation isn't great. But for the money, it's not a bad deal. If you want a Mesa Boogie or Fender Twin Reverb, then you're going to have to shell out the cash.

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    Not Its Intended Purpose, And Still Great!

    • Chaz,
    •  Atlanta, GA 
    • 5/3/2016 10:38:18 AM

    Cons: A few more watts would be nice!

    Although I am a guitar player and that's how I discovered this item, I purchased this for a non-musical venture. I work with a company that gives movie tours here in Atlanta and we needed a PA solution for our 15 passenger van. There is a company that makes a PA for just such a purpose a mic plugs into a small amp which then plugs into the vehicle stereo aux in. That unit also allows for an aux source to plugged into it as well. It costs $300!

    Instead, I purchased this item. The mics (3.5mm mono jacks) from our belt pack PAs (oh how I wish Monoprice sold those) plug right in. We run the sound from our video player into the aux input and plug into the van's stereo aux from the amp's headphone out. Works and sounds great!

    In a pinch, this could be used as a belt pack PA, but at 5 watts it lacks the oomph of our 15 watt units. One day I will try it and even experiment with playing music using the built in mp3 player.

    The transportation and tour industries are underserved industries when it comes to getting A/V equipment that meets our needs. I really wish Monoprice would open a category for us!

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    If only the sound quality is a bit better

    • TjienPing,
    •  Lubbock, TX 
    • 4/19/2016 7:21:38 AM

    Pros: * Produce decent sound when guitar effect is off

    Cons: * guitar effect is worthless. I wish it has better sound. Good thing the effect can be turned off.

    I almost got very disappointed with this. The effect, which is on by default, doesn't produce good sound at any level to me. However, you _can_ turn off the effect. So on guitar mode, press and hold the EQ button till the guitar led starts to blink. That's when the effect is turned off, and this produces decent sound that I can live with.
    All the other features are nice, but the main thing with this is for guitar amp, so I wish it has better sound for that purpose.
    I like everything else about this

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    Pretty worthless

    • Uncle Funky,
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    • 2/19/2016 2:52:11 PM

    Pros: None

    Cons: Everything

    I wish I could find something nice to say about this. Overly distorted sound at any level. Not a clean tone to be made. There are many choices that far surpass this amps abilities. I would return it in a second if It wouldn't cost me more in postage and time than it is worth. Basically, straight to the garbage it goes!

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    Poorly documented, doesn't work

    • JenniX,
    •  Los Angeles, CA 
    • 2/6/2016 1:28:39 PM

    Pros: Guitar amp works fine. Sounds fine for what it is.

    Cons: The card reader is tempermental. Mine has never read any card, even though i can plug the device into a PC and manipulate the card any way i want, including formatting. The device reads "tF" then "nO" for any size (2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB & 32GB) card i insert, and any format i use. Very dissappointing.

    I wanted to like this so much. Sadly it's turned out to be about 1/3 of what i thought i was going to get, as the record/mp3-player functions do not function.

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