Yamaha THR5 V2

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Great for playing, not so good for recording DI
Victor J, 22.12.2020
You've probably read tons of great reviews about the THR5, and indeed I agree with all of them in terms of sound quality, clarity, versatility, design, and so on. However, I want to add here a point of view about something not a lot of people share: recording via USB. As you know, you can connect your THR5 to a computer and use it as an audio interface for recording. If you're looking for a really minimal setup for your home studio (like I was), I'm sad to share that the THR5 doesn't do a good job in this area.

If you want to record one of the processed sounds of the amp ("clean", "crunch", "lead", etc, which are send through input signals 1 and 2), you might be happy with the outcome. However, if you want to use a digital amp sim like the ones from your DAW or NeuralDSP plugins, for example, you may prefer to use the DI inputs (3 and 4). Despite THR5's Impressive low latency, here are the main problems:

The output signal for DI is very low, and there's nothing you can do to control the gain for DI. All the settings for master, volume, and gain control affect only the processed sounds, not the DI. In my case, my guitar signal was peaking at -34db when recording, which is pretty low, creating a bad signal to noise ratio. When compared to Focusrite Scarlett Solo, for example, the difference in quality is gigantic, so I recommend you to use a proper audio interface for better sound recording instead of the THR5.

All in all, I really like this Amp for daily practice. I just had the wrong expectations in mind for recording when I bought it.
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Ultimate amp for self production/home practice!
GiTi, 10.06.2020
Only one word: great!

I use this amp for home practice and recording of demos.
This is a good amp under every aspect. Plenty of words of appreciation have been written over the years and I agree with every single one of them.
Sounds great and the modeled amps and effects provide all the basic options you need for practice and simple recordings.
The drivers' installation on PC is straightforward and no issues whatsoever have emerged while recording with Cubase (included with the amp) and other popular software.
The building quality is flawless and the amp is so compact and light that you can play literally wherever you want.
Only feature I miss: bass/mid/treble knobs available right on the amp (but you have to consider the size); anyway they can be set using the PC application (which offers extended settings and options).
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Excellent amp
wavve, 13.05.2020
Excellent amp, I leave in an apartment and I use it to practice almost every day. It's much more convenient than my big amp, I recommend it especially if you don't have that much space where you leave and if you want to be able to practice at a reasonable volume.
It's simple to use, I play mostly blues but the amp is versatile enough to accommodate all kinds of musical styles.
As usual with Yamaha, the product looks pretty solid, I think it will last.
And I love the "retro" look !
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Decent sound and comfort
Nort, 16.05.2020
I bought this to practice at home. Unlike the other transistor setups I used in the past it sounds quite decent. Not a tube amp for sure, but good enough for home.
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The perfect practice amp
Juan Orozco Villalobos, 24.09.2019
The THR5 is a small amplifier designed for practice, and it does the job really well.

The emulation is really, really good. Saying this little beast sounds great is an understatement. The response of the 5 different amp models is very natural, and you can dial almost any sound you want.

It includes a USB cable to connect it to your computer and a license for Cubase AI. It also has a program you can use to tweak the parameters of the amp even further, in case you want to personalize it even more.

It has 8 integrated effects, all good quality, but the hall reverb is especially good.

This is an incredibly good practice tool, you can get great quality sound for an affordable price in a very small and convenient package, I'm very satisfied with it.
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superb unit
Paul1812, 08.08.2014
I find this more versatile, more compact and just as good quality as the larger (and more expensive) THR10C unit that I own. It's a complete steal at the asking price. Does exactly what it claims - provides inspiration in the form of high quality tones at low volume levels for practice purposes. Super quiet in terms of background hum/noise, genuinely useful tones, superb value.
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I love this amp
TomGoss, 18.08.2018
This is an excellent practice amp. Very well constructed and easy to use. Small and convenient. I like the pretend tube glow.
The basic sounds are just that....basic, but very good. You don't get the transistor radio sort of sound most small amps produce. It sounds warm, balanced and full. It has a nice range of a few clean, cleanish and higher gain settings and a few simple effects. Not a lot of options to alter them but l don't care. If you want more bells and whistles spend more money and buy something else. The hall reverb is awesome. If that was the only effect on it came with l'd still consider this amp a bargain.
I use it a lot...
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THR 5
Rafael6465, 15.01.2014
After having THR10C that I sold due to lack of gain. I must say that this amp fits exactly what advertisement says.
With the same watts than THR10 is smaller and sounds exactly the same. Excellent modeling no need more tone controls. One is enough. The amps work very good with the kind of amps it models. it works as a real amp. Perfect to use at home. Perfect mix with your musicphone or laptop. As it has less volume control than his "big brothers" is more easy to use. Keep it as simple as possible. I would recommend it hundred per cent. And if it is stolen I would look for another exactly the same.
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Bon petit ampli de bureau
06.01.2016
Je l'utilise pour répéter chez moi et c'est très pratique. Il ne prend pas beaucoup de place et le son n'est pas trop fort donc parfait avec les voisins. Comme dit dans d'autres commentaire, le son avec le canal "modern" et british" sonnent un peu grave mais en jouant avec le tone et le gain, y a moyen de régler ça plus ou moins. Le logiciel à télécharger et un plus car ça permet de régler le son comme on veut (choisir le cab et là on dispose de l'égaliseur) même si on ne peut pas le sauvegarder sur l'ampli, ça permet de l'améliorer quand on joue car certains canaux manque de personnalité mais pour le prix c'est vraiment pas mal. Rien à redire sur la fabrication, aucun défaut à la réception.
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Great little practise amp
03.04.2016
If you're like me and just started to try to learn how the electric guitar really works this is really a good option.

A few good pre selection of different settings and a good amount of effects. Good interface with computer use. A bit disappointing on the amount of pre sets found on Internet but nothing to do with product.

Very good built quality and very smart look as you would expect from Yamaha.

One of the best things about it is that you can practise at night or in situations that you can't burst the volume too high. Still fairly good quality coming from the 2x 5 watt speakers.

Thomann service 100% as always. Fast delivery and very helpful as usual.
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Great little amp, watch for power supply
09.06.2014
Ordering from the UK, I couldn't use this immediately - it shipped with a European power supply. Running it through a travel adaptor worked, but introduced a horrendous buzz, as it couldn't earth properly.

A C5 Power Supply (available from Amazon and the like for about £1.50) solves the problem entirely though, leaving this as a great little piece of kit. Small, deceptively powerful, and with bizarrely good stereo performance for its size. For an onboard effect on a tiny little amp, the reverb sounds HUGE, and very realistic.
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i bought this for home practise amp
tanelr, 26.09.2019
I wanted small amp for home practise. sound is really good comparing the size. effects are good and its guite a loud too. fot this amount of money this is good little amp. i recomend it
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Great sounding amp to have in the house
Mark Runcie, 02.08.2020
I got one in 2012 and it's been great to have around the house. Still works perfectly too!
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DeadPriests, 19.12.2017
These are amazing sounding, you can get almost any sort of sound out of them and along with the downloadable programs I would say the features are top notch. The only bother I have with them are that they are of poor quality, it's anyones guess if you get a 100% working one or one with a unwanted high pitch sound coming out of it, mine works but only if I turn all the knobs all the way first. It's a gamble but well worth it for the price.
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fun and convenient....
Adrian5672, 26.03.2014
the THR5 is just about the most fun and convenient way to practice electric guitar - especially if you like to jam along with backing tracks, and maybe use some effects. The sound is excellent for the size of the unit, and with the addition of batteries its fantastically convenient. Brilliant for late night practice when a larger amp is simply not convenient.
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Nice amp for small rooms
Prince21, 13.03.2018
I live in a flat and this amp is what I am looking for .
I don't need to worry about making too much noise .
It has pretty good quality for its price so I really reccomend it .
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Pretty good sound in a small box
15.11.2016
I bought this amp for home practicing at low volumes mostly, you can achieve great tones in the clean and mid gain options. However if you try the high gain options, it starts to make some hum noise, so be prepared. I still think it's a good option for those who want a third amp for practicing/recording. You can modify the default settings connecting the amp with your computer and it comes with a Cubase license, so it's easy to use it as an interface.
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Great battery powered amp!
Themexican, 01.01.2018
I've tried other battery powered options but this combo is the best. With effects built-in and presets it's a lot more fun to play. I use in the streets and it's awesome. Just sometimes it turns off unexpectedly.
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YAMAHA THR 5
ISTANBUL, 01.08.2017
I got this small monster. I tried 10 watt version before. There is no identical differences between each other. THR 10 have some extra futures. But the sounds are smilliar. 10 watt version has more head room versatile and more loud. If you like to travel much and need something smaller and lighter you can choose this one. If you compare other amps with same ranges this one makes real organic sound. Suprisingly good.
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Very good practice amp
iSeb, 04.05.2020
I use it when the kids are sleeping and it works very well with headsets
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