Fishman Loudbox 100 Acoustic Guitar Amp  

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The Fishman Loudbox 100 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier features 100W, 2 channels, dedicated drivers, and weighs less than 25 lbs. It's a superbly portable acoustic instrument amplifier for the active music... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fishman Loudbox 100 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier features 100W, 2 channels, dedicated drivers, and weighs less than 25 lbs. It's a superbly portable acoustic instrument amplifier for the active musician. The secret to the Loudbox 100's sound lies in its 2 power amps and 2-way speaker system. This powerful combination results in higher sound pressure levels and cleaner acoustic tones, watt-for-watt, than comparable acoustic amps.

With all the features a gigging performer demands, this amp meets a variety of needs. Three bands of EQ with feedback-fighting controls give you incredible control over your tone.

You'll find this lightweight and compact amp is as comfortable in your home studio as it is on stage. It easily passes the "one-trip" test, for those times you carry both your instrument and your amp to the car or into the club.

The 2-channel Loudbox 100 brings together a wish list of the essential features you've been looking for. The front panel includes inputs for acoustic instruments, an XLR microphone and a CD player or drum machine. Dual EQ sections include bass, midrange and treble controls for easy, effective tone shaping. Vanquishing troublesome acoustic feedback is simple with independent anti-feedback filters and phase switches for each channel.

Also included are 5 digital effects you can really use: two halls, two plates, and a smooth chorus. A convenient mute switch keeps things quiet when you tune up or take a break. The Loudbox 100 also features a headphone jack for silent jamming or practicing.

On the rear panel, good things come in threes with D.I.s for channels 1 & 2, plus a third summed Mix-D.I. output (watch your soundperson smile). For pedal-heads, each channel has its own effects loop, a tuner out (Ch.1) and a 1/4" jack for a remote mute switch. With the Loudbox 100 on the floor, the speaker's ten-degree tilt-back angle helps to project your sound up to ear level. So what are you waiting for? Grab your guitar and your Loudbox 100 and go out and make some music!

Features
  • 1/4" input
  • XLR mic input
  • CD player input
  • Phantom power
  • Feedback control
  • Light weight for easy portability
Specifications
  • Rated Power:
  • Cumulative: 100Wrms
  • Woofer Amp: 90Wrms continuous
  • Tweeter Amp: 10Wrms continuous
  • All measurements @ nominal line 120V, 60Hz
  • Acoustic Response:
  • SPL @ 1 Meter 114dB SPL
  • Frequency Response 80Hz — 20kHz ± 4dB
  • Power Consumption: 150W max
  • Input Impedance:
  • Ch.1: 10M Ohm
  • Ch.2, 1/4"Jack (tip): 10M Ohm
  • Ch.2, 1/4"Jack (ring): 10M Ohm, 10k Ohm with 15V phantom power
  • Ch.2, XLR Input: 2.4k Ohm Balanced
  • Aux Input (stereo): 10k Ohm
  • Nominal Input Level:
  • Ch.1: -20dBV/-10dBV with 10dB pad
  • Ch.2, 1/4" Jack (tip): -20dBV/-10dBV with 10dB pad
  • Ch.2, 1/4" Jack (ring): -20dBV/-10dBV with 10dB pad
  • Ch.2, XLR Input: -40dBV/-30dBV with 10dB pad
  • Aux Input (stereo): -10dBV
  • Maximum Recommended Input Level:
  • Ch.1: 6dBV
  • Ch.2, 1/4"Jack (tip): 6dBV
  • Ch.2, 1/4"Jack (ring): 6dBV
  • Ch.2, XLR Input: -14dBV
  • Aux Input (stereo): 6dBV
  • Phantom Power (Ch.2 Only):
  • XLR Input: 24Vdc/1.2k Ohm dc Source Impedance per pin
  • 1/4" Jack (ring): 15Vdc/10k Ohm dc source impedance
  • Tone Controls and Anti-Feedback (Ch.1 and Ch.2):
  • Low: ± 10dB @ 100Hz (shelving)
  • Mid: ± 12dB @ 1.2kHz (resonant)
  • High: ± 12dB @ 10kHz (shelving)
  • Anti-Feedback Range: -14dB @ 20— 400Hz (Hi — Q resonant)
  • Digital Effects:
  • Program 1 Hall 1
  • Program 2 Hall 2
  • Program 3 Chorus
  • Program 4 Plate 1
  • Program 5 Plate 2
  • Channel 1 & 2 D.I. Out
  • Output Impedance: 600 Ohm balanced
  • Phantom power tolerant, ground isolated
  • Channel 1 & 2 Effects Sends:
  • Output Impedance: 2.2k Ohm
  • Output Voltage: +3dBV (1.4Vrms max) -10dBV Nominal
  • Channel 1 & 2 Effects Returns:
  • Input Impedance: 20k Ohm
  • Input Voltage +3dBV (1.4Vrms max) -10dBV Nominal
  • Sends and returns are compatible with battery operated effects processors
  • Mix D.I. Out:
  • Output Impedance 600 Ohm balanced
  • Phantom power tolerant, ground isolated
  • Tuner Out:
  • Output Impedance: 5k Ohm
  • Speaker System:
  • Woofer: 8" paper cone
  • Tweeter: 1" soft dome, rare earth magnet, ferrofluid cooled
  • Tweeter Level Up to 6dB cut
  • Crossover: 4kHz (Bi-amplified with active crossover)
  • Baffle Angle: 10 Degrees
  • Physical:
  • Dimensions 16" x 13.5" x 11.5" (40.5cm x 34cm x 29cm)
  • Weight: 23 lbs (10.5 kg)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty.


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4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Little amp!

I wanted to upgrade from my Roland AC6 but stay light enough for a one man band. I play mostly classical guitar gigs weddings, donor events for around 45-100 people so I needed...Read complete review

I wanted to upgrade from my Roland AC6 but stay light enough for a one man band. I play mostly classical guitar gigs weddings, donor events for around 45-100 people so I needed a amp loud enough to cut through but not get in the way. I found the Loudbox to fit this perfectly its a 100w but its loud and the sound quality is very clear. The amps preamp is pretty hot, I tried with and without my Lrbaggs gig pro and found I did not need it i will still use it. What ever your guitar sounds like that is what you hear, it does not color the sound. I read some complaints about it being dry, harsh and so on. Not true it is a sensitive amp so if you sound bad the amp will only amplify that, but Im a trained musician and found the amp to reproduce my sound very well. The bass is deep and sweet, mids not boomy and highs clear and bell like, I like that the tweeter has a separate amp and volume, no distortion. Built like a small tank, my only complaint are the knobs they feel loose, they are mounted to the PC board and not bolted to the chassis, may be a problem a few years from now. For the price I wish it came with a storage bag but you have to buy it separate. My set up now sounds great Cordoba C9 with K&K transducers, lRBaggs gig pro preamp, into a loud box. Wanted to try the Ultrasound but could not find one to play so I decided to try the Fishman and if I did not like it I would get the Ultrasound, after half an hour I walked out with the Fishman.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice package, poor performance

This amp has potential but falls flat. Great build quality, connectivity and good clean sound at low volume; that's where the good stops. First of all for an amp rated at 100W that's...Read complete review

This amp has potential but falls flat. Great build quality, connectivity and good clean sound at low volume; that's where the good stops. First of all for an amp rated at 100W that's called a "Loudbox" the volume simply isn't there. To get any kind of volume out of it the gain has to be over half way, ruining the sound and creating feedback issues to boot. Why an amp that's meant to produce clean tones has a gain knob on it is beyond me. Second, the microphone input has little output at all; perhaps with a preamp you might get better results, but that defeats the purpose of an all in one box (which moreover you've dropped $600 on). Simply put, this amp could be great but is not.

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5.0

Extremely clear and capable amplifier

By Andrew Otwell

from Woodstock, GA

I have used my Fishman Loudbox 100 for a variety of uses. Initially purchased for guitar and violin amplification, it has always produced very impressive results. The balance of power, high clarity and low definition is very impressive. The built-in digital effects are also quite good. This unit sounded so good that I later decided to use it as a DJ amplifier for a wedding. I used it for its portability during the ceremony by playing an iPod through it. Afterward, I carried it over to the reception hall and used it as a subwoofer (believe it or not). I boosted the bass and reduced the tweeter and turned off the effects. The clear sound definition completely filled a large venue and I did not have any signal clipping or woofer overload. The unit sounds so good (especially for its size) that most people stare at it for a second or two trying to figure out how such a small package can produce such a large, clear sound. I would definitely recommend this amplifier for guitar and/or violin amplification.

 
5.0

Great amp- Acoustic or Electric

By Mike-eIt6M

from Philippines

I bought the amp a few months ago and I am very happy with it.Guitars are guild, taylor and a yamaha LL6 and recently a Gibson les paul studio, did not want to even try the gibson because i ran it threw diffrent monitors and amps and I felt i was wasting my time with the loud box but i was wrong.I had my wife and son give it a go and after using the marshal mg50 they both had smiles by adjusting the gain to add some to get it a little extra sound we where impressed with the clear sounds and the and with the gain turned up with the added punch, they do not even want to lay the marshal anymore. type of music that is played is mellow type rock, folk.I am sure it will sound good when i get back to the philippines and play my telecaster threw it, we bought it for primarily to play are acoustic guitars with but very nice electric guitar sounds as well.Worth the added high price it is trully a great amp.

 
5.0

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

By mwietstock

from Santa Barbara, CA USA

I've posted much longer and more detailed reviews of this product on Amazon, Epinions and Sweetwater, e.g., for anyone who wants to "geek out" a bit more than the 1,000 characters or less offered in this Musician's Friend review.In short, after having bought and "field tested" the UltraSound AG50-DS4 for several months, primarily with a Taylor 816, I decided to sell the DS4 (a very fine amp) and trade up to the Loudbox. I am VERY happy I did, even at a loss on my re-sale of the DS4. The bi-amplified, active crossover, 100W 2-way configuration of the Fishman Loudbox 100 dramatically improved the amplified sound of my Taylor 816 ("Expression" pickup system), and if you're having similar doubts about any 50-100W portable combo amp that relies on a single amp and passive 2-way speaker system with piezo tweeters, I highly recommend you take a long, hard look at the Loudbox 100, and just wait a little longer until you can gather enough extra money to get one.There is simply no other amp on the market that combines what this amp has in terms of price, power, clarity, size, weight, input/output options, portability and features. It's a true gem for the "gigging musician."It has a few component shortcomings (no non-skid material on base; plastic rotors/knobs on front panel controls; power switch in awkward location), but the redeeming qualities of this amp far outweigh these minor design/component issues, so much so that even with these shortcomings, I still feel compelled to give the product a "five-star" rating.If you're looking for a 50-100W combo "acoustic" amp, hold out and scrounge the extra money required to get into this one. You won't be sorry you did.

 
5.0

Small but.....

By DaveB-9E7IF

from Seattle

I bought this amp to complement a Taylor 656CE 12 string. I just use it in my home studio(basement) and it sounds great. I am used to much larger packages(Marshalls)so when I realized that I would need an Acoustic amp, I looked for the largest one in the store. Needless to say, this was the perfect amp for my needs. I kind of "hides" in the shadows but the sound is incredible. I have an acoustic Eastman 6 string that I will now have to add a pickup so I can play it through this amp.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Little amp!

By Gabriel Dehoyos

from Dallas Texas

I wanted to upgrade from my Roland AC6 but stay light enough for a one man band. I play mostly classical guitar gigs weddings, donor events for around 45-100 people so I needed a amp loud enough to cut through but not get in the way. I found the Loudbox to fit this perfectly its a 100w but its loud and the sound quality is very clear. The amps preamp is pretty hot, I tried with and without my Lrbaggs gig pro and found I did not need it i will still use it. What ever your guitar sounds like that is what you hear, it does not color the sound. I read some complaints about it being dry, harsh and so on. Not true it is a sensitive amp so if you sound bad the amp will only amplify that, but Im a trained musician and found the amp to reproduce my sound very well. The bass is deep and sweet, mids not boomy and highs clear and bell like, I like that the tweeter has a separate amp and volume, no distortion. Built like a small tank, my only complaint are the knobs they feel loose, they are mounted to the PC board and not bolted to the chassis, may be a problem a few years from now. For the price I wish it came with a storage bag but you have to buy it separate. My set up now sounds great Cordoba C9 with K&K transducers, lRBaggs gig pro preamp, into a loud box. Wanted to try the Ultrasound but could not find one to play so I decided to try the Fishman and if I did not like it I would get the Ultrasound, after half an hour I walked out with the Fishman.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice package, poor performance

By Tone Obsessed

from York, PA (nowhere)

This amp has potential but falls flat. Great build quality, connectivity and good clean sound at low volume; that's where the good stops. First of all for an amp rated at 100W that's called a "Loudbox" the volume simply isn't there. To get any kind of volume out of it the gain has to be over half way, ruining the sound and creating feedback issues to boot. Why an amp that's meant to produce clean tones has a gain knob on it is beyond me. Second, the microphone input has little output at all; perhaps with a preamp you might get better results, but that defeats the purpose of an all in one box (which moreover you've dropped $600 on). Simply put, this amp could be great but is not.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best mini PA

By wakebrdr549-Glb1V

from Tampa, FL

I use this for my solo gigs for guitar and vocals. It doesn't get much simpler than this. It sounds as good as any PA I have ever used, and the line out allows me to send the signal to powered speakers for more volume.The powered speakers can be daisy chained to allow for more volume as needed. The reverb is excellent the clarity and percussiveness of the guitar sound is awesome. I am waiting to see how the new Loudbox mini will compare as a spare. I also use the 2 pre direct outs to feed my Zoom recorder and get excellent recordings of every gig. I would recommend it highly!!!

 
3.0

Depends on your guitar pickup

By KC Kurtwood

from Harrisburg, PA

I played thru one of these for two gigs recently. I have K&K Pure Western pickups in my stage guitars. I suspect this amp sounds good with Fishman pickups, but with condenser pickups and stage mics, it is thin and lacks texture.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

small & mighty - like a swiss army knife

By The Singer

from So Cal

I've done over a dozen gigs with this amp in the last month - Indoor, outdoor, wineries, clubs, receptions for 300 people, It's by far the best acoustic guitar/vocal amp I've ever used - I also own a Bose "Stick" PA, Kustom Sienna 65, a full PA with wedge monitors, and I've played thru the Fender & Marshall acoustic amps. This Loudbox 100 replaced them all - Better, clearer sound, no compromises - A surprising amount of Bass. I can plug a Line 6 Pocket-Pod into the Aux in, and use an A/B box with my Variax guitar to switch between acoustic & electric guitar sounds - Huge gig versatility in a "one-trip" set-up. For all of my acoustic guitars, I use Fishman Matrix pick-ups, and this amp retains the individual sound quality of each guitar, it just makes it louder. The EFX are minimal but useful. The Direct out options are perfect - If it's a larger gig, I do my own mix of vocals & guitar, with a touch of reverb, and send a single output to the soundman - I can use my amp as a monitor - Very well thought out. I've never had the volume up past halfway, it's got plenty of headroom. All in all, a pleasure to use - It's not cheap , but it's already paid for itself several times over, and it's the only amp I'll ever need... I wish the power switch was on the front panel instead of the back, but it's the only complaint I can think of, seriously -

 
5.0

Wow.

By Kastroamas

from Austin, TX

I bought this amp on the recommendation of a couple of fellow musicians. I love the features, this thing gets so loud! It will give you a warm and rich tone, while the effects are top notch. I use this amp for acoustic steel string guitar and mandolin. The two channel set up makes it ideal to leave both instruments hooked up on stage. I also use it during rehearsals for vocals; so we don't have to drag out our big PA. Built like a tank, this is a must have for any acoustic instrument player's rig.

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