VOX has loaded their new Valvetronix AD15VT and AD30VT amps with an amazing set of features that is unsurpassed in this price range. And once you hear them, their pure, raw tone, versatility, and sheer volume make them absolutely impossible to ignore. The new AD15VT and AD30VT incorporate VOX's Valve Reactor circuitry, for true tube power amp sound and feel. In addition to 11 accurately replicated, highly sought-after amplifiers, these amps offer 11 preset and 2 programmable channels (programs) for saving combinations of amp and effect settings, 11 high-quality 24-bit effects, noise reduction, and a Tap button. Both amps feature simple control layouts, line/headphone jacks, and custom-designed VOX speakers. The AD30VT even has selectable output power so that the Valve Reactor can be fully saturated at any sound level. These are truly great amps.
The pure tube sound of Valvetronix is more affordable than ever! The new AD15VT and AD30VT pack the amazingly versatile tube sound of Valvetronix into two new amps that introduce a modern twist to the traditional VOX design.
At a Glance
- "VOX Valve Reactor" circuit delivers real tube power sound.
- Eleven amp models are built-in; using sophisticated modeling technology to cover a wide range of realistic sounds.
- Eleven different types of popular, high-quality effects (including composite effects) are built-in.
- Store your own user programs in CH1 and CH2.
- Preset mode automatically gives you the characteristic sound of that amp when you select an amp type.
- Knob-based interface for quick and intuitive editing.
- Manual mode lets you hear the exact sound settings that the knobs are indicating.
- Convenient line/headphone jack for home recording or late-night practice.
- The AD30VT features a power level control that lets you adjust the output wattage of the power amp.
- The optional VFS2 dual foot switch lets you switch programs or bypass the effect.
VOX Valve Reactor for true tube power amp sound and feel
The AD15VT and AD30VT feature the patented VOX Valve Reactor found on all Valvetronix products. The Valve Reactor circuit uses a 12AX7 triode vacuum tube together with an actual low-wattage tube power amp circuit, a virtual output transformer and a dummy speaker circuit that simulates the impedance changes of a real speaker. It also reconfigures itself so that its characteristics are the same as the amps it’s modeling (class A, class AB, negative feedback circuit, etc.) This means that all of the nuances of the original amp model including sound, feel, distortion and presence are reproduced accurately.
Eleven realistic amp models using sophisticated modeling technology
A total of eleven coveted amp types are provided. Starting with the classic AC30 and ranging from vintage to modern, hi-gain to clean, a variety of amp models are built-in, giving you an incredible range of sound-creating potential. Selecting the amp model and adjusting the tone controls is as intuitive as it gets – just turn the knobs!
Eleven high-quality effects cover the basics
Nine standard effects indispensable for any guitarist are built-in. These include auto wah, compressor, phaser, chorus, flanger, tremolo, rotary, delay and reverb. With the addition of combination-type effects, you have a total of eleven effects to choose from. Each effect lets you adjust several parameters. There’s also a Tap button that makes it easy to set the delay time or modulation speed.
Save your user programs in CH1 or CH2
Channel Select mode lets you save two of your own programs, including the combination of amp and effect settings. You can access either channel at a touch, for immediate switching while you play.
Easily select the classic sound for each amp type
The new Preset mode gives you a tonal starting point for each amp model. You can enter Preset mode at the touch of a button, and then simply choose an amp model to automatically get the preset sound for that amp. Select a Preset, modify it and save it into CH1 or CH2.
Manual mode lets you hear your exact sound settings
In Manual mode, the sound you’re hearing will be exactly what the knob settings indicate – just as on a conventional amp. It’s visually intuitive, so it’s quick and easy to create just the sound you’re looking for.
Convenient line/headphone jack for home recording or late-night practicing
You can connect the line/headphone jack to your mixer, multi-track recorder or headphones. Since the character of the cabinet is also added to this signal, the sound will have a sense of “air” and depth even when you’re listening through headphones or recording direct.
Adjust the output wattage of the power amp
The AD30VT lets you adjust the output wattage from 1~30W, so you can lower the volume without losing the sense of drive that’s unique to tube amps. You can get the great distinctive tube sound at a volume that’s appropriate for any location.
If the optional VFS2 dual foot switch is connected, you can use it to switch between user programs (CH1, CH2) or to bypass the effect. Alternatively, you can choose to have the footswitch activate Manual mode instead of Effect Bypass, which gives you hands-free switching between three different sounds (the two user programs and the Manual settings) for convenience during a live performance.