The iRig Micro Amp is a compact, battery-powered amplifier with three channels as well as an integrated iOS and USB interface. It’s the latest addition to IK Multimedia’s iRig line of products.
Small amp, big sound
Described by the brand as a “pint-sized powerhouse”, this 15-watt combo is designed for use in the bedroom, desktop or in a jam session.
Its in-built tonal options include three analogue channels – clean, drive and lead – that can be further shaped by a three-band EQ and a gain control. The amp is also loaded with a single four-inch, custom-voiced speaker and offers a four-ohm cabinet output for louder volume requirements.
Integrated audio interface
True to the iRig brand, the Micro Amp also features an integrated iOS/USB audio interface, derived from the iRig HD 2 mobile guitar interface.
While connected directly to your iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC, you can access IK’s AmpliTube – it’s included here – for a plethora of processing options. The AmpliTube CS app for iOS provides 10 amp and 26 stompbox models, while the AmpliTube 4 for Mac and PC offers nine amp and 10 stompbox models for free.
If you can’t find something you like, there’s also a tonne of other options available as in-app purchases, including licensed recreations of Fender, Orange and Mesa Boogie favourites.
In terms of power requirements, iRig’s Micro Amp requires six AA batteries or a nine-volt power supply. In addition to its main guitar input, the device also features an aux input and a headphone output for quiet practice.
Hear the amp in action below:
Retails at $149.99. More info at ikmultimedia.com.