At the recent 2005 NAMM Expo, AXL Music was displaying a unique portable amp, the ThinAmp. It's only 2" thick, and weighs just five pounds, yet it packs 10 Watts of power, 18 built-in DSP effects, a three-band EQ, and twin speakers. It's so unique, that it is helping to create a new class of amp.
There are thousands of amps available for musicians to choose from, so it takes something unique to make one stand out. The ThinAmp does just that, by combining a powerful set of effects with one of the most portable amps ever designed.
Comparing it to other amps is difficult. It doesn't have the body or volume of a full-size amp, or even many portable amps. It's digital effects are useful, but are not state-of-the-art.
But try and fit any other amp in a laptop bag, and you'll see that the ThinAmp offers its own unique benefits.