TA25 Review

manufacturer: Ibanez date: 02/18/2006 category: Guitar Amplifiers
Ibanez: TA25
The TA25 is equipped with a built-in variable level reverb function to bring out the depth of sound. Reverberation comes in with the microphone pre-amp, but does not come in with the EQ or chorus, so the sound quality remains constant, while the sound characteristics of the guitar can be controlled.
 Sound: 9
 Overall Impression: 9.5
 Reliability & Durability: 10
 Features: 9
 Overall rating:
 8.3 
 Reviewer rating:
 9.4 
 Users rating:
 7.1 
 Votes:
 11 
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overall: 10
TA25 Reviewed by: unregistered, on february 18, 2005
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Price paid: $ 160

Purchased from: Local Music Store

Features: The TA25 amplifier provides 25W of output and is mounted with 10-inch woofer and tweeter Ibanez original speakers. The pre-amp is equipped with vocal and guitar inputs. The EQ employs bass and treble and a variable parametric EQ in the middle to produce a wide range of sound. Moreover, the speed of the chorus effect (turned ON/OFF by switch) can be controlled. The TA25 is also equipped with a built-in variable level reverb function to bring out the depth of sound. Reverberation comes in with the microphone pre-amp, but does not come in with the EQ or chorus, so the sound quality remains constant, while the sound characteristics of the guitar can be controlled. // 10

Sound: This amp is absolutely perfect! It's simply the finest sounding acoustic guitar amplifier. The guitar sounds great through the amp, using a feedback buster in front. It puts out a pretty nice mellow classical style sound, but also a neat, twangy electric one even a bit of "tube-like" distortion with a little tweaking. The chorus effect that is built in has kind of a strange hollow sound, and I think that it slightly cuts the bass from the tone. The reverb makes a slight hum when it is turned up, so this could be an issue for some. // 10

Reliability & Durability: It seems rugged as hell and very well made. It is a light weight amp but seems very sturdy. It seems reliable so far and there are no problems after a few gigs. All in all, it's a good gig/studio amp. // 10

Overall Impression: If you're looking for a compromise amp, this is it. This is the amp which is portable but still has some punch. Great for jamming with friends and good enough tones small gigs. It is the perfect house amp for acoustic player. In its price range there is no competition at all even compares sonically to some very expensive amps. It is a solidly sounding amp for those who are looking for good solid professional sound. // 10

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overall: 8.8
TA25 Reviewed by: sempri_fi, on february 18, 2006
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Features: This amp is pretty nice, it suits many tipes of music pretty well. I play rock through it and it sounds very nice. It has cool spring reverb. It also has a variable speed chorus that sounds like a fast flanger when you turn it to slow. It's only 30 watts so it looses some tonal integrity at high volumes but it still sounds good loud. It has a 10" sub and a 2" tweeter both Ibanez speekers at 8ohms. It has 2 imputs, 1 xlr balanced and 2 1/4" umbalenced. // 8

Sound: I play it with Gibson humbuckers so it's super quiet. I play a lot of classic rock/blues and it works pretty good. The clean setting will clip if you play really loud but that's sort of nice because it wont let you break it. The chorus is nice and the spring reverb is perfect, not too muddy. // 8

Reliability & Durability: I got this out of a dumpster for free but the only problem was that the vinal had come loose and made it sound like it had a blown speeker. I cut it off and it sounds great so I expect it can take a pretty good beating. // 10

Overall Impression: It is a pretty good overall amp for small gigs and practice situations. If it got stolen I'd be pretty pissed but I think I'd try to find another one in a dumpster, if I couldnt I'd buy another one for about 200$. I love the tone of this amp, it's pretty much perfect. I wish it had a delay setting but it was free so I can't complain. // 9

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