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    Monoprice Indio 10-Watt Battery Powered Guitar Amp
    Product # 611710
    $34.99
    Out of Stock ETA: 11/25/2018

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    Model 611710
    Type Battery-powered electric guitar amp
    Amplifier Power 10 watts
    Driver 5" cone
    Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
    Power Source Six AA batteries (not included) or AC power adapter (included)
    Dimensions 9.4" x 7.0" x 8.8" (238 x 177 x 223 mm)
    Weight 6.0 lbs. (2.7 kg)
     


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    As this amp is rated at what I’m assuming is 10 watts RMS, that means it’ll require approximately 1.12 amperes of current at a minimum at the 9 volts the batteries will nominally provide (since no amp is 100% efficient, the current required will actually be more like 1.5 amperes). That’s a good deal of current if the amp is played cranked, for 6 AA batteries to generate. How long do the batteries last before the clean tones get fuzzy on their own and the volume starts to drop off on its own?
    Lespaul 1963 on Dec 27, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: We were able to get about 6 hours of clean tone at a reasonable volume before any tonal or loudness changes were noticed.
    can this be used as a small PA system with a mic on the input for a small indoor event?
    A shopper on Jun 30, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I believe it can. I bought it to use for a microphone, but to amplify a harmonica. I did test it with voice and it works very nicely. The microphone I use on it has an XLR jack, and I connect it to the amp using an XLR-to-1/4" TR cable. If you intend to use it for public address, a cardioid-pattern dynamic mike would probably be best, as it would pick up less interfering sound from directions other than towards your own mouth. The one I use was part of a set with a particular blues harmonica, and is no longer available.
    Can I use it with a bass?
    Tom C on Dec 26, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes works great...I have bass and guitar
    Will the older monoprice amps be replaced by the Indio type? Like the guitars?
    A shopper on Aug 27, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your interest in this guitar amp. This amp will not replace any current maodels. This will be our first battery powered guitar amp.
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    Indio 10 watt battery amp. Steve H. Seasoned musician
    Indio 10 watt battery amp. Arrived in double box container in perfect condition. I've been a semi professional bass and guitar/musician over 40 years (Co's local T.V. ect..). Have lots of equipment but needed a small battery amp for some special applications. This has a nice clean sound and plenty of volume for such a small amp. No noise at full volume, even with my strat. Came as advertised with power supply and extra cord. Looks better than the pictures. Plenty distortion, but I bought it for the clear clean sound. Great for the price, no regrets.
    December 20, 2017
    Purchased
    9 months ago
    Great Bang for the Buck
    First, let's get the bad news out of the way. One of my guitars, a Strat, produces a hum when the gain and the volume are both turned up on this amp. But that is a known problem with single-wound P/Us and is why they invented the humbucker. You only hear it when you are not playing.

    Now for the good. The clean channel amplifies my acoustic/electric with a clarity that I would never have expected from a $35 battery powered amp. Toss in a reverb pedal and it is positively lush. The gain channel, is equally effective. The sound is full and deep especially when you consider the little 5" speaker, but still a little thin on the bass side.

    An unexpected feature is the volume control for the auxiliary input. Generally, they expect you to use the volume control on your CD/MP3. I am guessing they are thinking that you may wish to plug in a microphone and do a little "busking."

    I highly recommend this amp as a practice amp and it would be great for travelling.
    November 8, 2017
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    Indio Battery Anp
    Ships from Canada took a day longer than stated with tracking number. Amp sounds very muddy even when used with different guitars and amp settings. Battery door won�t last long once batteries 6 AA are in. Door is very hard to shut. I tried different guitar effect processors with amp and it�s still muddy sounding. But for 29.99 plus shipping it can�t be beat in this price range. Roland Micro Cube sounds much better but at 3 times the price. Ok to play music though.
    May 5, 2018
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Good little amp, Great price
    This is a nice little amp for a great price. Think of a Micro Cube without the effects. I got mine to use with an Acoustic/Electric guitar. This is a great "sound multiplier" when playing outside. And it still sounds like an Acoustic guitar. I just got mine and I have not used it long enough to comment on battery life. But it sounds good with an Acoustic guitar. I tested it with a Composite Acoustics Cargo, and an Ovation guitar. And it is Light to carry.
    I have seen these listed on eBay for $79, $54, $51, and $49. I got mine here for $30 with Free Shipping. You cannot beat that.
    April 30, 2018
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Nice Amp for the Price
    Light weight amp, good for practice, keeping in the car for jams, and porch sitting. If you watch for sales and free shipping, this amp is a bargain compared to other battery powered amps of this size. I have 8 battery powered amps and I am keeping this one. Battery compartment door is a weak link as it takes a screwdriver to press the holding tabs down to release the door. Clean setting sounds ok for my nylon string guitars. Controlling the distortion with the gain knob works ok for my lap steel when you don't want to carry a pedal. It is even ok for a small restaurant gig.
    May 29, 2018
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Good sound, lightweight, versatile. Battery or AC gives great flexibility.
    I bought this amp to replace a much smaller and less versatile amp I was using for blues harmonica. It arrived in pristine condition, double-boxed, with soft foam padding around the unit inside the inner box. I've worked with sound systems and musical instrument amps for half a century, and this one is very nice, especially given the price point. I tested it with my dynamic microphone, and it gives good sound with both voice and my harmonica through the 1/4" input. The distortion feature worked very well, giving an appropriately "dirty" sound to the miked harmonica I played through it.

    I also tested it using the aux input on the back, the 3.5mm TRS jack and the included TRS connecting cable. I connected it to my phone, and it played both music and an audiobook with perfect clarity and good sound depth. I tested it with the output from a ham radio, and the sound quality was exceptional, given the chaotic nature of the input sounds -- static, heterodyne, tones and voices -- and signals on the radio could be heard very clearly.

    Please pay attention to the single sheet of instructions that come with it, particularly in respect to battery insertion. There was a small bit of confusion between the order page and the device, as it uses 6 "AA" batteries, and some entries said it used 6 "AAA" cells. It in fact uses "AA" cells, and the instructions for putting them into the holder on the back are specific and necessary. Most AA-powered devices have springs at the negative pole that you compress when you put in the batteries so the positive pole at the other end can slide in and make contact. This is NOT how you must insert THESE batteries. There are no springs, but very stiff contacts at the negative ends.

    You must insert both cells for each row so they "tent up" at the middle, the ends firmly in place in the tray, then push down on the tented place where the two cells meet so they flatten out in a neat row in the battery holder. You do this with 3 sets of 2 cells. You cannot put them in any other way. The instruction sheet has a picture showing the tented-up state they MUST be in, or you will find it impossible to get the batteries in place.

    For this price, this device is excellent, very portable, and has good, clear sound you can control very precisely. I would recommend it to friends.
    July 9, 2018
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Impressive for it's size
    Cleanest, loudest little amp. I'm planning on running it as a preamp to my street cubes. I'm loud in real life. I'm gonna stick an 8 inch speaker in mine. Plenty of room.
    August 18, 2018
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Useful addition to my amateur radio station !
    Very well built and performs great !I use it with portable communications equipment " Ham Radio "at shows, swap meets and portable operations !Another great product from Monoprice !
    August 9, 2018
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Wow
    Another great product from monoprice. This little amp is great. I simply don't understand how this company can put out such great products at these prices. I'm going to buy a few more of these.
    July 14, 2018
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Battery powered guitar amp
    So far so good. Came in a well protected container. Probably won't do much for my 6 string bass, but just fine for acoustic-electric or electric guitar. Haven't played it long enough to know the battery life, but will probably get some rechargeables
    August 5, 2018
    Purchased
    2 months ago

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