Home Practice Amp Recommendation with Aux and Phones

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  1. pompeii0

    pompeii0 Member

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    I'm looking for an amp for home practice (solid state is ok, budget max $300) that has:

    -good clean tone as it will be a pedal platform
    -aux in
    -good sounding headphone out (speaker emulated?)

    Thanks!
     
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    Yamaha THR10C
     
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    OK, I am the first ass that is going to go outside of your parameters. What about saving a little more and getting a Freyette Powerload. You get the aux and phones but get to work with your current amps that you already like.
     
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    Two Notes Captor or Torpedo. Or some other quality load box.
     
  5. Jecht

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    For headphone practice at home, I would think software like bias amp or amplitube would be a better option. A focusrite scarlett solo and positive grid's bias amp are well under your budget. No need for aux in when running the interface as your sound card. You open up windows media player or itunes to play music. But if you're set on an amp, the boss katanas have all of the features you want.
     
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    Yeah Katana 50 is a solid choice for not much money. I even like the Katana Mini for low volume, battery operated practice with or without headphones. Aux in works great.

    -Andrew
     
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  7. Jecht

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    I have the Katana mini as well. It's a really amazing piece of equipment.
     
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    Fender Champion 40. Great for the bedroom, living room, or band practice room, all for $199.
     
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    Is the headphone out of the Champion 40 actually any good?
     
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    +1 for Yamaha THR10C
     
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    Bumping this thread for the post-covid world.
     
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    I am considering a Quilter Reverb 101. I recently sold my Katana 50.
     
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    I bought a Yamaha THR-10ii wireless, and LOVE it. Awesome portability, total wireless (with Line 6 transmitter), great sound for the size, built-in effects, etc...
     
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    Babow2 Live gigs killed here Silver Supporting Member

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    DV Mark Micro 50. Meets all your requirements plus has a second channel\. It is perfect for home headphone practice amp and as a failsafe gig backup.
     
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    Came in to say this. At the onset of this shelter at home, I needed a quiet option. Ordered an Apogee Jam+, headphones, and Bias FX 2. Waaaaaay too much fun. Easy to play along with anything in iTunes. Easy to drop an iTunes song in GarageBand and record yourself playing along with it. Very easy. Very fun.

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    Whoooo! Glad it’s working out for you!
     

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