Barry Rudolph Review: Fishman Loudbox Mini Charge

Writer, musician and teacher, Barry Rudolph has turned his keen, technical eye in the direction of the new Loudbox Mini Charge, writing in his website review: “Fishman hits the spot with a new variant of their Loudbox Mini called the Loudbox Mini Charge™. It’s the same amp except is also battery-powered and designed for amplifying acoustic string instruments, guitar, mandolin, and violin. It is a complete standalone amplifier system that measures 9.7D X 13.7W X 12H-inches and weighs 21 pounds. It is nearly completely sealed from moisture and dust and by using its oversized luggage handle, I found it easy to carry around anywhere…”

If you’re the type of player who’s looking for deep, technical insight from a guy who has been there and done that…. And that too… you will enjoy Barry’s deep dive. “[The] key to the clear, loud sound of the Loudbox is the two-way speaker system. It has a 6.5-inch woofer and 1-inch soft dome tweeter that are tilted upwards by 10-degrees towards you and your audience. You get a good distribution of sound even when the unit is placed on the floor as I found right here in my living room. The 60-watt amplifier is capable of 108dB SPL from 80Hz to 20kHz and that is more than enough to fill most rooms! The rechargeable battery should last 12 hours using average volume levels.”

Barry’s detailed review continues on discussing performance notes, input impedance, controls and connectors, “… a very professional touch is the balanced XLR direct output connector – it’s microphone level and ready for connection to an external PA system or recording console – or both. It “mirrors” the exact sound you have dialed in on the amp.”

In closing Barry states, “I’ve been having a lot of fun since I received the Fishman Loudbox Mini Charge. I can go out on my patio and just bring it, plus an acoustic or electric guitar and a cord but not have to drag an AC extension cord. This amp will become very popular for buskers, beach parties or regular small club gigs.”

To read the entire review, click here Barry Rudolph – Loudbox Mini Charge
To see more of Barry’s work, visit http://www.barryrudolph.com/

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