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Here a comment made about Roland amps in another forum that I thought was interesting;

"Another thing about the Cubes, an engineer type friend of mine tells
me that Roland don't list the Cube's wattage (as most reputable
companies do) with the common RMS rating. So a Cube 30 is more like 15
watts RMS. He bought one and was pretty disappointed and thought it
was pretty low of a major company not to play by the rules. I assume
the Cube 60 is more like 30-35 watts so you might want to check the
headroom against comparable (60 watt) amps."

This does not affect my opinion about Roland amps at all. I enjoy playing through them and would recommend them when asked, but it would be interesting know if in fact this is true.

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Fajah said:
Here a comment made about Roland amps in another forum that I thought was interesting;

"Another thing about the Cubes, an engineer type friend of mine tells
me that Roland don't list the Cube's wattage (as most reputable
companies do) with the common RMS rating. So a Cube 30 is more like 15
watts RMS. He bought one and was pretty disappointed and thought it
was pretty low of a major company not to play by the rules. I assume
the Cube 60 is more like 30-35 watts so you might want to check the
headroom against comparable (60 watt) amps."

This does not affect my opinion about Roland amps at all. I enjoy playing through them and would recommend them when asked, but it would be interesting know if in fact this is true.

Lawrie
Hmmm . . . . did you try looking at Roland's website? They list output wattage, although I guess they didn't say if it was RMS watts.
 

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Baconator said:
Hmmm . . . . did you try looking at Roland's website? They list output wattage, although I guess they didn't say if it was RMS watts.
Actually, I did ask Roland Support at their website. They got back to me very quickly, but I unfortunately deleted the detailed answer. I can say, that their power rating is not RMS, and they explained why in the email. They directed me to this online article as well;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_power

The paragraph "Power and loudness in the real world" basically underscores the crux of their answer in addition to a brief discussion on tonal quality.

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Actually, I did ask Roland Support at their website. They got back to me very quickly, but I unfortunately deleted the detailed answer. I can say, that their power rating is not RMS, and they explained why in the email. They directed me to this online article as well;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_power

The paragraph "Power and loudness in the real world" basically underscores the crux of their answer in addition to a brief discussion on tonal quality.

Lawrie
Interesting. I realize there are problems with RMS ratings, but since it's been the standard measurement for so long I think it's lame they won't list it. I wonder what a cube 30 would measure . . . .

Thanks for the heads up.
 
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