Harley Benton CG-10X Street

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Great little box of tricks for the price
04.03.2017
Bought this so I could use it on the boat, its small, really well built and robust looking, such that it could take a few knocks. the price range is very attractive as well but don't let the price fool you, it should be way above what i paid for it.
I particularly like speaker grill which I found to be strong and as sturdy as the rest of the unit, also the little knobs on the side so you can hook your guitar strap to it for carrying, which is great when you have to move about a lot while carrying the amp about.

It hums a bit when you have the chorus and delay turned up, but all you need to do is twiddle the controls a bit so you can take this to a minimum. Mind you when playing the sound of the guitar mutes this to zero.

The sounds are great ranging from mellow ( which I think is great) to quite harsh and gritty sounding, coming from such a small unit I find is fab.
The middle ranges take sometime to adjust to what I like, but again twiddle about with the control nob, which incidentally are very clearly marked, so very easy to see and to adjust.
Considering this unit is rated at 10 watt the volume would suggest a bit more that this. Its also rated at 5 watt when using batteries ( which are another plus for this unit ) be careful you don't put ordinary batteries in it and plug it into the mains (Opps boo boo) though this is marked clearly on the units case.
Would i recommend it to others YES definitely, if you have little space need an amp that sounds good, is easy to use and carry about then this is the one.
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Andrew A., 10.10.2015
Massively impressed by this little unit.

This is a pretty powerful AMP for it's size, I was particularly impressed with the robustness of the unit. Nothing cheap about the casing and I expect it will take plenty of punishment if taken to the street. The grill particularly is nice and rugged and not the thin aluminium that bends just moving it around that you usually get on the cheap little amps.

Sound quality is great for the price. The effects are the pretty standard chorus and delay you get on most amps. The amp does have quite a loud buzz when on and with effects turned up. Though it's totally blocked out by the guitar once your playing.

The EQ is pretty standard for these small amps. You're never going to get super muddy tones on a little amp but you can alter the mid a good amount.

Tried it with a couple of electrics, an electro acoustic and with a mandolin in the clean channel. Nice and clear. Perfect for a practice amp for taking away. Haven't tried the mic yet for actual voice but playing an mp3 through is great. Could even use it as a speaker for parties.

It comes with hooks on the side to stick your guitar strap on if carrying around like a lot of busking amps do. I'd get some washers though as you really dont want to be dropping.

Takes 10 rechargeable AA batteries and even under battery power is nice and loud. Easily good enough for busking on a shopping precinct or quieter street.

Overall a fantastic little amp.
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You can take it anywhere
Curtain Call, 23.10.2017
I really liked this amp because you can basically carry it anywhere in a bag, and consider its cost, it's really good, especially if you are a street performer. The only thing that I have to say negatively is the fact that when using batteries, the sound quality drops, but it is something that was to be expected, and you can still do your performance quite well, so I really recommend this product to people that want to play in the streets.
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Best small Amp in a big world
David187, 18.06.2013
Can not get any better than this for a portable practice amp or backstage warm up amp.
Battery feature works well and holds charge for days on end with good quality rechargeable rated AA's
Delay and overdrive are awesome and chorus is also good sounding.
Effects are hiss noisy but what do you expect at this price.
I have used this amp every day for a few years and it has never let me down.
Mp3 input via mini jack is a very useful feature.
Even used this as an onstage monitor.
Totally wonderful best cheap piece of Kit ever!!!
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Good one
Nikolay6708, 20.11.2018
Bought it for my son. For very first one is very good. Can be played on batteries which is very good! Over all like it:)
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Whether for busking or home/small-studio use, this amplifier works well...
Joe911, 16.05.2013
This is a versatile box of tricks. It has generous features and is robustly built. The 'effects' are quite useful for 'middle of the road' use. It provides 10w with mains power, and delivers 5w with batteries. I bought also the 30w HB which at the time of writing (early 2013) was discontinued.

As a 'first' amplifier it would excel, as the feature-list is considerable compared to most startup amplifier which would be available with typical guitar & amplifier packages. There are 2 inputs with individual gain (volume) settings.

With more than 20 years experience with amplifiers, this would be considerable as one of the gems.

The only caveat I would issue regarding it is, as to what the effect of putting ordinary batteries in, then plugging the mains on (which is warned-against on the casing itself).

I have bought 3 of these amplifiers, for myself and people I know, and would recommend them to anyone who only requires 5-10 watts, as the other features are very full, and would deal with most requirements.
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The little breaker street amp
Npossibl9, 04.03.2018
This is the nr. 1 amplifier for me to play on the streets, with battery power. I also use a CG-5 street and a CG-10. But this is the one with more inputs and with the power friendly characteristic: it works ok on 110V, even being projected for 220V. Also, I used it in small bar gigs with guitar, and rhythm on the auxiliar.
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Amazing for the price
07.04.2015
I own four of these for teaching purposes. These little amps are feature-packed, tough, inexpensive, and sound better than equivalent Rolands and other miniature amps costing much more. The sound is good, the volume packs a punch, and the chorus in particular is very musical. Only complaints are that it would be nice to have a handle, and they are sometimes subject to rattles due to loose parts.
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Little Gem!
DiegoA, 22.10.2014
58EUR for this? Insane! It's just impossible to find something better. Put it on perspective: 2 inputs, 2 channels, overdrive, chorus, delay, equalizer 4 bands... incredible... and the best: wireless & portable! I like how it sounds indeed. Highly recommended, Thomann brand Harley Benton is not only cheap, but very good.
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Great Amp and Great Value!
04.03.2017
I was very surprised by the quality of this amp. I had originally bought it to do a bit of bucking, but never actually got around to doing any - so I can't judge it from that point of view.

However, for it's size and it's price this amp as great power, a great variety of features, and a great sound. It's even been handy for gigging when you want an extra amp.

Would definitely recommend this - very good buy!
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For size and price you can't beat it.
Tony7676, 04.12.2013
Great little amp with some good effects. For the money its really good value for money.
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Exactly what I was looking for.
Malcolm P., 11.04.2015
No fancy features that I wouldn't use, just a very well built mains/battery amplifier, light enough to carry out on the streets, yet plenty of power when battery powered.
For the price this is an excellent good value amplifier.
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Keith7728, 05.12.2014
arrived prompt, well packaged, item is very good, would have no problem dealing with thomman again
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