CUBE-20XL

Guitar Amplifier

Compact and Feature Packed

  • COSM

Information

(Jun. 28, 2013)
The CUBE-20XL's successor has arrived! Meet the new CUBE-20GX!
Small yet mighty, the CUBE-20GX is a potent tone machine with performance that easily make it the best value in its class.

Compact and Feature Packed

With over one million CUBE amps sold and going strong, Roland continues to push the envelope with innovative amp technology and design. The latest addition to the top-selling CUBE amp family is the CUBE-XL series. Small and lethal, the 20XL is an affordable yet powerful new member of the XL family.
The CUBE-20XL delivers 20 watts of output through a high-performance 8" custom speaker. Its compact size is perfect for at-home practice and band rehearsals alike, and is conveniently portable. There are two discrete channels, JC Clean and Lead, plus Solo mode for extra boost. Six BOSS Lead types are provided, including the new Extreme. Nine effects are onboard, including Heavy Octave, COSM vintage Spring Reverb, and Power Squeezer for full gain at low volume. An Aux Input allows portable music players to be connected for jam-along fun, while the onboard Tuning Fork lets you tune your guitar without unplugging.

  • - 20-watt guitar amp with 8” high-performance speaker
  • - Two channels: Independent JC Clean and Lead plus Solo function for extra boost
  • - Six Lead types, including the new Extreme amp
  • - Nine effects, including the new Heavy Octave and COSM vintage Spring Reverb
  • - Power Squeezer for full gain at low volume
  • - Convenient audible tuner lets you tune your guitar without unplugging

Dual Channels

The CUBE-20XL offers two switchable channels: JC Clean and Lead. The Lead channel provides six COSM-powered choices, including Overdrive, Distortion, Metal, Metal Stack, Acoustic Simulator, and the new Extreme. The JC Clean channel provides pure, transparent tone. Channel switching can be carried out from the amp's top panel or via optional footswitch (BOSS FS series, sold separately).

Pro Effects

The CUBE-20XL's EFX section provides six types of great-sounding digital effects, including Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Heavy Octave, plus independent Delay and COSM Spring Reverb. For hands-free selection, an optional footswitch can be used to switch the EFX on and off.

Tuner and Aux Input

The handy built-in tuner lets you tune while your guitar is connected to the CUBE-20XL. Manual and Chromatic tuning modes are provided. In addition, the Tuning Fork function conveniently emits a reference pitch if you wish to hear an audible tone. Another useful feature, the Aux Input, can accept a portable music player for jam-along sessions with your favorite songs and backing tracks.

COSM Defined

Composite Object Sound Modeling (COSM) is Roland’s innovative and powerful sound-modeling technology. COSM analyzes the many factors that make up the original sound, such as the electrical and physical characteristics of the original, and then produces a digital model that can reproduce the same sound. In designing the CUBE-XL series, Roland meticulously analyzed and modeled array of world-class amps and effects to bring you the versatile and authentic tone palette that these amps provide.

Rated Power Output
20 W
Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu/1 M ohm
AUX IN: -10 dBu
Speaker
20 cm (8 inches)
Controls
POWER Switch, SELECT Switch, TUNER Switch, POWER SQUEEZER Switch

[JC CLEAN Channel]
VOLUME Knob
[LEAD Channel]
TYPE Switch (ACOUSTIC SIM, OVERDRIVE, DISTORTION, METAL, METAL STACK, EXTREME),
GAIN Knob, VOLUME Knob
[EQUALIZER]
BASS Knob, MIDDLE Knob, TREBLE Knob
[EFX/SOLO]
EFX/SOLO Knob (CHORUS, FLANGER, PHASER, TREMOLO, SOLO, HEAVY OCTAVE)
[DELAY/REVERB]
DELAY/REVERB Knob (DELAY, REVERB, SPRING)
Indicators
JC CLEAN Channel
LEAD Channel
TUNER
EFX/SOLO
POWER SQUEEZER
Connectors
INPUT Jack (1/4" phone type), AUX IN Jack (Stereo miniature phone type), FOOT SW Jack (TIP:SELECT, RING:EFX/SOLO) (1/4" TRS phone type), RECORDING OUT/PHONES Jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type)
Power Consumption
24 W
Accessory
Owner's Manual
Options
Footswitch (BOSS FS-5U, FS-6)

Size and Weight

Width (W)
385 mm15-3/16 inches
Depth (D)
240 mm9-1/2 inches
Height (H)
385 mm15-3/16 inches
Weight
9 kg19 lbs. 14 oz.

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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