Crate CA30DG Taos Acoustic Amp

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Incredible cosmetic update to the bestseller.

Functionally identical to the CA30D — which has been the best-selling Crate acoustic amp for the past several years — the Crate CA30DG Taos Acoustic Amp has a larger cabinet for enhanced bottom end, a top mount handle, and top mount controls.

The CA30DG features 30W, a Crate 8" high-fidelity speaker, special-design tweeter, and award-winning onboard digital signal processing including a variety of reverb, delay, chorus, and multiple effects settings. Two channels allow for instrument input and your option of vocals or an auxiliary source like a CD player or another instrument. The Crate CA30DG also includes 3-band EQ, 1/4" line out, slant-front cabinet, and an effects loop for mixing in external effects.

CA Series Amps feature Evergreen Tolex covering and earthtone metal grilles for the best in quality design with organic aesthetics. They continue the tradition of premium sonic performance that has made Crate acoustic amplifiers a favorite. Award-winning onboard Digital Signal Processing (DSP), including a variety of reverbs, delays, chorus, and multiple effects settings, with an extremely versatile EQ section that gives players access to high-end studio monitor system playback sound. Just like a studio monitor system, CA Series Crate Amplifiers all feature a polypropylene speaker cone woofer with a rubber surround and an efficient high-frequency component.

  • 30W
  • Crate 8" high-fidelity speaker
  • Special-design tweeter
  • Award-winning onboard Digital Signal Processing including a variety of reverbs, delays, chorus, and multiple effects settings
  • 2 channels
  • 3-band EQ
  • 1/4" line out
  • Slant-front cabinet
  • Spring reverb

CA30DG Taos Acoustic Amp Specifications:

  • Output power rating: 30W RMS @ 1% distortion
  • Equalization: Low +/-15dB @ 80Hz;  Mid +/-15dB @ 400&Mac220;1.2kHz; High +/-15dB @ 10kHz
  • Internal impedance: 1.5M ohm
  • Internal sensitivity: 20mV RMS
  • Sens. to line out: 20mV
  • Max input signal: 10v RMS (28v peak to peak)
  • Insert jack: .7v RMS, Line In .7v RMS
  • Insert jack input impedance: 44k ohm
  • Insert jack output impedance: 2.2k ohm
  • Line out impedance: 2.2k ohm
  • Internal speaker: 8" Poly cone coaxial with dome tweeter; & nbsp 4 ohms; & nbsp 50 watts; 1" voice coil
  • Power requirements: 120VAC, 60Hz, 60VA; 100/115VAC, 50/60Hz, 60VA; 230VAC, 50/60Hz, 60VA
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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)


High quality for a small price.


from midwest

Comments about Crate CA30DG Taos Acoustic Amp:

If you are not playing a moderate to large house, this is the amp for you. I just bought one today. I played my brother's in my large basement and there is plenty of gain. Easy to operate. Just took several minutes to have it dialed in. The amp has a great warm sound with plenty of bottom punch and sparkling highs with no harshness. The effects sound great too. The reverb has spring reverb and sounds a lot better than the digital reverbs I've heard. Very close to that famous Fender reverb on the Fender acoustic 30 DSP. Feedback was not a problem either. This is the best personal acoustic amp for the price I've seen.

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Nice sound, hard to use.

Comments about Crate CA30DG Taos Acoustic Amp:

This little amp sounds warm and good with my guitar and Bill Lawrence pickup. Its big drawback is that the knobs are very small - kind of hidden on the back of the top - and the lack of stops, or clicks, on the effects knob makes it a real chore to find knob positions without looking. Or it's tough to know what you have dialed in without getting your head down close to read the tiny print. For the money, it does a good job, maybe with long use you can remember the knob positions without looking.

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(47 of 72 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent amp, great price


from Red BLuff ,Ca.

Comments about Crate CA30DG Taos Acoustic Amp:

This amp is a real steal. I also have a Crate CA 60D which sells for more and I like this one better. It sounds better and is much easier to lug around. It has great tone and plenty of volume for most applications. The effects are very good too. Another thing I like about Crate is their attention to detail and styling. The overall workmanship is excellent. It has a dark green cabinet with a metal screen, very classy looking.

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