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

    Support Files:

    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)


    42 Reviews

    82.86% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Better than Expected

    • Barneys pick,
    •  Alexandria, VA 
    • 6/20/2016 8:57:45 AM

    Pros: Battery operated. When turned on it lights up.

    Cons: The switch for recording should not be combined with other features. I would like to record a stop on a single switch. I would also like to control the file interface better but for the price this is better than expected.

    For the price, I have no complaint. It arrived and worked just as documented. For something that sold under $25, it is just right.

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    Excellent, perfect!

    • Marg & DJ,
    •  Staten Island, NY 
    • 6/11/2016 12:58:12 PM

    Pros: Convenient, practical, easy to use, records/plays back, totally portable, excellent

    Cons: None really

    First off, if your looking for great quality sound out of this little speaker than look for something else, although you probably wont find anything that sounds great in a small size anyway nor less than the price of a Lamborghini!, but for $20 this lil guy does exactly what it's intended to do and does it great!
    It sounds good through headphones and also works fine if I patch it through my small practice amp or home stereo.
    I can record my daily practice sessions and song ideas and than playback and listen to it all and work on any mistakes or needed changes, I can also swap my ideas to my laptop and edit the files and work on entire songs, this lil guy is VERY versatile! It has been PERFECT in every way for me since it arrived last week! Like one reviewer stated it would have been nice to have a file delete option on this unit itself but, it's really no big deal that it doesn't, I wasn't looking for 296 track recording studio quality but when I play back files they sound excellent enough! In my opinion this was really well worth getting and so glad I did! It also being rechargeable that will save me a fortune on batteries! It really is a great deal and so convenient!
    Thanks Monoprice! You guy's always Rock! \m/

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    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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