TA25 review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 7.1 (33 votes)
Ibanez: TA25

Price paid: $ 160

Purchased from: Local Music Store

Sound — 10
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.

Overall Impression — 10
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.

Reliability & Durability — 10
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.

Features — 10
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.

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