Vox introduces AC30VR and AC15 VR guitar amps
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-01-15)
If you like classic sound with modern technology, the new Vox AC30VR and AC15VR “VR Series” combo amplifiers may be for you. The all-tube AC30 was made famous by The Beatles, but the Vox proprietary Valve Reactor technology combines a tube preamp with a solid-state power section.
Both amplifiers offer two channels: Normal and Overdrive. The Normal channel offers the traditional “chimey” Vox tone, and the Overdrive channel features an extra gain knob and a dual-mode Style switch, offering both vintage and cutting-edge flavors. Master Volume and Master Reverb controls are also provided.
The Valve Reactor circuitry uses a 12AX7 vacuum tube in the power stage to shape the sound for an authentic tube tone. The circuit also includes a virtual speaker load, to accurately capture the interaction between the amplifier and speaker.
The AC30VR's Normal channel offers Treble and Bass tone controls; the Overdrive channel features its own Treble and Bass controls and adds a Middle control. The Master section features the VOX Tone Cut control for dampening the high frequencies. Both channels on the AC15VR share the same Treble and Bass tone controls. An optional footswitch controls channel switching and Reverb.
Available in February 2010.
AC30VR 30 Watts;2 x 12" VX Celestion speakers; MSRP: $800
AC15VR 15 Watts; 1 x 12" VX Celestion speaker; MSRP: $500
Compiled from a Vox press release