Vox releases new Vox AC30VR and AC15VR models!
But so far, in Japan only! Here’s a look at the new models, the Vox AC30VR and Vox AC15VR, which are Valve Reactor versions of the classic Vox AC30 and AC15 Valve Amps. Expect classic tone, classic looks…but at more affordable prices!
We all know and love the new Vox VT range of guitar amps. Great modeling amps that use the Valve Reactor technology to bring warmer, tube tone to otherwise solid-state amps. But the one thing they lack is that classic, vintage Vox look.
So Vox had the brilliant idea of creating affordable versions of the AC30 and AC15 amps, using their revolutionary Valve Reactor technology, bringing the classic look, sound and feel of the Vox AC30 and Vox AC15 to players looking for a more affordable price point! Simply GREAT!
The new Vox AC30VR and Vox AC15VR are NOT modeling amps. They are bona fide AC30 and AC15 amps, except not all-valve! VOX Valve Reactor circuit delivers true tube power amp sound. The 100% analog original power amp circuit actually has the same power amp circuit as a full-tube amp, using a 12AX7 miniature triode to reproduce a distinctive tube amp sound unattainable by digital technology. In other words, it replicates aspects that have an important influence on the sound of a tube amp, such as the power amp’s class A/AB operation and the interaction of the power stage with the speaker, thus reproducing not only the response of the original amp’s power amp circuitry, but also the power amp’s distortion as well as the nuances and subjective sound pressure of a full-tube amp.
At the moment, Vox remains tight-lipped about the new Vox AC30VR and Vox AC15VR, so there’s not an awful lot of info we could find! There’s a lot of excited talk on several message boards on the web, though. At the moment, the Vox AC30VR and AC15VR are available only in Japan. No release date or prices have been announced for the UK and Europe just yet.
|Found on the web: Vox AC30VR and AC15VR, back view.|
The Vox AC30VR features 30WRMS Power output, with Valve reactor technology and the same level as a Tube 30W amp. 2 Footswitchable channels, Clean(Normal) and Overdrive.
OD1 and OD2 Voicings for the OD channel.. OD1 is bluesy crunch, OD2 is much higher gain, with independent EQ for each channel. It has digital reverb and 2 x 12” VX12 Celestion Speakers (open back).
|Vox AC30VR – top view (click to enlarge)||Vox AC15VR – top view (click to enlarge)|
The Vox AC15VR features 15WRMS Power output, with Valve reactor technology and the same level as a Tube 15W amp. 2 Footswitchable channels, Clean(Normal) and Overdrive.
OD1 and OD2 Voicings for the OD channel.. OD1 is bluesy crunch, OD2 is much higher gain. Global EQ and Digital reverb, with 1 x 12” VX12 Celestion Speaker (closed back).
Watch this japanese demo video of the new Vox AC15VR and AC30VR and start to get excited!!!
In the 70s, Vox released some amazing solid state amps, which included the Vox AC30 solid state. It wasn’t valve, but it was a genuine AC30 in look, size and tone, and that’s why it was still called anAC30. It seems Vox finally realized the time was right to update this concept and, judging by all the info we could gather, the Vox AC30VR and Vox AC15VR are set to become new classics!
Dolphin Music will make sure to be amongst the first retailers to have the new Vox amps in stock, as soon as they’re available to the UK, so if you want to keep informed, just click on the link below!