Powerful New Performance Amp for Acoustic Guitarists and Singer/Songwriters
With their natural acoustic sound, true stereo output, onboard effects, and more, Roland’s acclaimed AC-series amps are the trusted choice among performing guitarists, singer/songwriters, and other acoustic musicians. The all-new AC-40 Acoustic Chorus Guitar Amplifier is a powerful addition to the diverse AC family, offering big sound in an extremely lightweight and compact amp. Equipped with dual channels that support a guitar and mic or two guitars, the AC-40 provides solo and duo artists top-flight mobile sound reinforcement with ample projection for typical performance venues.
Lightweight Design with Dual Channels
The AC-40 weighs less than 12 pounds, making it a breeze to carry to gigs, rehearsals, open mics, and jam sessions. Dual channels include a dedicated GUITAR channel and a MIC/LINE channel that accepts an XLR microphone, a second guitar, or any line-level device, providing versatility for a variety of performance situations. Each channel has its own three-band EQ for independent sound shaping, plus dedicated controls for the onboard chorus and reverb effects. A stereo AUX input jack on the rear panel makes it simple to connect a smart phone or music player and jam with backing music in performances and practice sessions.
Stereo Sound: The Ideal Way to Amplify Acoustic Guitars
Like all models in the AC family, the AC-40 features true stereo sound output with twin speakers and dual internal amplifiers, plus built-in stereo chorus and reverb effects. Unlike typical mono designs, the AC-40’s stereo operation provides studio-quality depth and dimension that accurately represents the complex sound characteristics of your favorite acoustic guitars. The dual 6.5-inch speakers are custom-designed specifically for the amp, delivering excellent projection and big, full sound that belies the amp’s compact size. With the convenient integrated tilt stand, you can angle the AC-40 upward, perfect for when the amp is placed on the floor or used as a personal monitor.
Roland’s famous stereo chorus effect provides rich and spacious tone enhancement that makes your guitar sound larger than life. The chorus in the AC-40 is optimized for acoustic instruments, with WIDE and SPACE options for different types of effects. A high-quality reverb effect is onboard as well, giving you the ability to dial in essential ambience to further sweeten the sound of your guitar and voice.
Acoustic feedback can sometimes be a problem on stage, especially in situations when you need to crank the volume or when you’re playing in confined spaces. With the flip of a switch, your worries are gone—the AC-40’s anti-feedback function eliminates these sound hassles by automatically suppressing feedback before it causes trouble. The rear panel of the AC-40 is equipped with mono/stereo LINE OUT jacks that let you easily interface with house PA systems when playing in larger venues, or connect directly to recording systems and other devices. There’s also a jack for switching the effects on/off via optional BOSS FS-5U or FS-6 footswitches.
Learn more about the compact and powerful AC-40 Acoustic Chorus Guitar Amplifier at RolandConnect.com.