Vox adds VT+ to Valvetronix amp line
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-09-25)
Vox Amplification has enhanced its
popular Valvetronix amplifier line with the new Valvetronix VT+
Series. Enhancements include more amp models, more effects, more
presets and more power.
Unique to the Valvetronix VT+ Series is a new Power Level control.
Lowering the Power Level provides full gain tone at modest listening
volumes. Turning the Power Level control up into the shaded area of
the knob will summon up reserve power (up to an extra 40 Watts),
useful for cutting through the mix.
As with all Valvetronix models, the VT+ Series incorporates the VOX
Valve Reactor circuit, which places a 12AX7 vacuum tube in the power
stage for true tube-amp tone. The preamp/modeling stage includes 33
musically accurate amplifier models, from coveted VOX classics to
popular mainstays and exotic boutique amps. Each of the 33 models
features three variations Basic, with Effects and Song for a total
of 99 ready-to-use presets.
The 25 onboard effects are divided into Pedal, Modulation/Delay and
Reverb categories, plus Noise Reduction. Multiple categories can be
used at once to create richer complex sounds. The effects can be
quickly edited and adjusted directly from the amplifier panel.
The Headphone/Lineout jack features VOX emulated speaker response,
allowing for full amp/speaker sound when listening through headphones
or recording directly. A stereo line input is also provided for
jamming to MP3s, CDs, etc. The optional VFS5 footswitch allows
hands-free control of effect and reverb on/off, plus control of
tap-tempo timing, etc.
There are four models available in the Valvetronix VT+ Series:
VT20+ 30 Watts max.; Single 8 VOX speaker U.S. MSRP $280.00
VT40+ 60 Watts max.; Single 10 VOX speaker Pricing TBD
VT80+ 120 Watts max.; Single 12 VOX speaker Pricing TBD
VT120+ 150 Watts max.; Dual 12 VOX speakers Pricing TBD
The VOX VT+ Series begins shipping in Fall 2010.
VOX kicked off its line of guitar amplifiers back in '57. It took only a few years for the AC15 and AC30 to become instant legends, defining the sound of the British Invasion for the UK and the world.
From a press release.