Yamaha has unveiled the latest addition to its hugely popular THR line of desktop amps, the THR30IIA.
Packing 30 watts of power, the THR30IIA is built for acoustic guitar players, and packs three microphone models – dynamic, tube and condenser – and a number of onboard effects, including compression, chorus, delay and reverb. The reverb, and the amp's audio playback feature, utilize Yamaha's Extended Stereo Technology (EST), resulting in a "more immersive" listening experience.
The amp also features a Yamaha D-PRE microphone preamp, a dedicated mode for nylon-string guitars and a multipurpose flat setting. Three-band equalization and a specially designed playback system to optimize sound quality through the amp's two 3.5" speakers also come aboard.
Other features on the THR30IIA include a built-in rechargeable battery, a USB port for direct recording and playback, and an optional Line 6 Relay G10T transmitter. The amp is also compatible with the free Yamaha Rec'n'Share app, which allows users to record audio and video along with songs from a music library, and share them online.
Additionally, the amp's Bluetooth support enables wireless playback from Bluetooth audio devices, MIDI footswitch control and communication with the included THR Remote app.
Rounding out the specs are 1/4" instrument and XLR combo mic inputs, stereo 1/8" Aux In and Phone jacks, and 1/4" line-level outputs.
The Yamaha THR-30IIA desktop acoustic amplifier will be available later this month for $869, though the street price will be closer to $549.
For more info on the amp, stop by yamaha.com (opens in new tab).
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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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