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August 24, 2004
AXL amplifiers has unveiled the ThinAmp, a full-featured portable DSP (digital signal processing) guitar amplifier capable of cranking out 10W of sound anywhere, anytime. The ThinAmp's space-saving design at 5.3lbs and 2 inches thick makes it comparable in size to many laptops computers.
As a portable electronic device, the ThinAmp is capable of delivering sound from a variety of sources. Equipped with auxiliary inputs and outputs located conveniently on the amp's front panel, the ThinAmp can be used as a speaker system for audio devices such as MP3 and CD players. Plug in your turntable for an impromptu DJ set. Carry it along to your local open mic event and use the effects you're accustomed to. The ThinAmp's size and setup makes it a perfect audio carry-all.
The AXL ThinAmp is built with a custom injection-molded exterior and a metal grille for a minimal look. Push buttons on the sides of the ThinAmp easily extend its legs for secure positioning on flat surfaces.
The amp comes with power adapter and a car adapter, plus a rechargeable battery pack sold separately makes the ThinAmp playable for up to 3-hours.
Along with a standard 1/4" input, a 1/4" output for recording or headphones, and volume controls, the amp has a 3-band equalizer (bass, middle, treble) and digital effects including:
The ThinAmp has a list price of $189, which includes power and car adapters, padded carrying case and instruction manual. The 3-hour rechargeable battery pack lists at $69.95. The ThinAmp is available at any music store carrying products from The Music Link and AXL.
For more information, visit their web site at www.themusiclink.net