Vox Valvetronix VT20+ Modeling Guitar Amp

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The latest in Valvetronix evolution, the VT20+ features 99 ready-to-play presets, a massive infusion of effects, plus an all-new Power Level control.

The VT20+ is based on the Vox Valve Reactor circuit for true tube sound. The advanced Valvetronix modeling provides 33 distinctly voiced amp models; each provides a Basic, Effected, or Song version for a total of 99 instantly available presets.

The 25 onboard effects are divided into Pedal, Modulation/Delay, and Reverb categories. Turn down the new Power Level control provides to achieve hi-gain assaults at bedroom volumes. Crank it up to unleash a reserve of power to cut through at any gig. Emulated speaker line/headphone output for recording or practice. Also features a stereo line in for jamming to MP3s.

Of the broad lineup of Vox amps – from large all-tube amps to mini transistor amps – the Valvetronix Series is acclaimed by the broadest range of musicians and is being used in the widest variety of musical scenarios today. Delivering the perfect fusion of great tube amp sound and cutting-edge modeling technology, the original Vox Valve Reactor circuitry made its sensational debut in 2001 as the guitar amp for the new century. Since then, it has undergone continual renewal in response to the latest developments in amps, and in order to flexibly meet today's needs. Now, the Valvetronix+ series is once again powerfully and dynamically reborn, offering a larger number of highly evolved amp models than ever before. This new Valvetronix+ Series delivers the guitar sounds sought after by discerning guitarists of every style.

Every guitar player seeks the power and playability delivered by a tube amp; the fat drive tone, wide dynamic range, subtle picking nuances, and quick response. After painstaking analysis of guitarists’ tastes and preferences, Vox has focused on the importance of the power amp circuit in creating the sonic characteristics long sought from tube amps. The Vox Valve Reactor was developed out of this power amp philosophy. Based on a 12AX7 vacuum tube, the Valve Reactor circuit at the heart of every Valvetronix+ Series amp perfectly reproduces the operation, subtle nuances, and tonal character of a real tube-powered amp.

The new Valvetronix+ Series boasts an amazing collection of 33 distinct amp models – a new milestone for Valvetronix amplifiers. In addition, the Valvetronix+ represents a giant leap in quality. The preamp EQ features Bass, Middle and Treble controls for precise tone-shaping. Beginning with classic Vox amps such as the AC30, the diverse amp model selection continues to encompass coveted amps from the pages of history, as well as the latest high-gain amps, providing a sound selection that spans the ages. Call up the sound of an old favorite, or experiment with amps you may never have tried – sought-after amps played by your guitar heroes, rare boutique amps, and vintage amps – and pursue unexplored sonic paths.

One of the best features of Vox modeling amps is the ability to combine the built-in effects with the onboard amp models to create a complete and powerful sound. Just as with the effects, the Valvetronix+ Series makes no compromise when it comes to effects, boasting a level of quality that rivals top standalone units. The broad array of effects is divided into two sections: Pedal effects such as distortion, wah, and compressor; and Modulation/Delay effects such as chorus, flanger, and tape echo. In each section, there are 11 effects to choose from. Featuring easy-to-use settings, you can simultaneously select the effect type and adjust its parameters. In addition, there are three types of Reverb (Room, Spring, and Hall). With the addition of Noise Reduction, up to four different effects can be used at the same time.

The musicians at VOX have put together 99 preset programs, expertly voiced and ready for immediate use. Each of the 33 amp models provides three presets: Basic, Effected, and Song. An Effected preset calls up the correct combination of effect type and setting for a particular style.

Song presets are just like Effected presets; each one is a faithful recreation of the signature sound used by a famous guitarist to perform one of their classic tracks. Of course you're also free to edit any preset – or start from scratch with the manual setting – and save up to eight of your own custom sounds to the User presets.

One of the greatest advances from previous Valvetronix models is the astounding sense of power generated by the Valvetronix+ Series. The power amp section has the potential to significantly exceed the wattage value indicated by the model name – as indicated by the shaded section of the Power Level knob. The new Valvetronix+ Series also feature a newly re-voiced VOX original design speaker that is sure to amaze you with a powerful sound that you would not expect from a chassis and speaker of this size. These fine Valvetronix+ amplifiers genuinely deliver sonic power that cannot be expressed by mere numbers.

The sense of drive produced in the tube power stage is what defines the inimitably fat and warm tone that's at the core of a great guitar amp sound. Our tube-driven Valve Reactor circuitry is at the heart of recreating this sound. Volume, Gain, and Master Volume controls provide key levels of controlling your gain to achieve a wealth of clean, overdriven and distorted sounds. In addition, these new Valvetronix+ Series amplifiers feature an altogether unique Power Level control. By lowering the Power Level, it’s possible to achieve high levels of gain and distortion at any listening level. And, as was mentioned above, reserve power can also be dialed in using the Power Level control when you really need your amp to scream. The Power Level control allows you to take full advantage of the Valvetronix+ Series potential in any situation.

The headphone out jack can also be used as a direct line output. This output is equipped with the simulated response and character of a speaker cabinet, so you'll enjoy the natural spatial sense of playing through speakers, even when using headphones or when connected to a mixer or recording system. Plug your CD or MP3 player into the AUX input jack and enjoy jamming along with your favorite songs. In addition, the tuning function needed by every guitarist is built in, eliminating the need for a separate tuner.

Plug in the optional VFS5 footswitch is connected, and use your feet to switch programs, turn the reverb and other effects on/off, and control their speed, providing additional options for sonic creativity and live performance power.

Amp Model List (33)
*Three version of each amp model are provided: Standard, Special, and Custom.
Clean, Cali Clean, US Blues, US 2x12, VOX Ac15, VOX Ac30, UK Rock, UK Metal, US High Gain, US Metal, Boutique Metal

Effect Model List (25)
Pedal: Comp, Acoustic, Auto Wah, U-Vibe, Brn Octave, Treble Boost, Tube OD, Gold Drive, Org Dist, Metal Dist, Fuzz
Modulation/Delay: CE Chorus, Multi Chorus, Flanger, Org Phase, Twin Trem, G4 Rotary, Pitch Shift, Filtron, Tape Echo, Delay, Chorus+Delay
Reverb: Room, Spring, Hall
Noise Reduction

Song Preset List (33)
Gravity, Brown Sugar, Cocaine, Creep, I Feel Fine, Pride, Foxy Lady, Enter Sandman, Song 2, Know Your Enemy, Blue Wind, Message In A Bottle, Under The Bridge, Sultans Of Swings, Rebel Rebel, You Enjoy Myself, Smoke On The Water, Beat It, For the Love of God, Best Of You, Satch Boogie, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Wonderwall, Pride and Joy, Walk This Way, Back In Black, Paranoid, Tie Your Mother Down, Black Dog, Sweet Child O' Mine, Five Minutes Alone, Hot For Teacher, Raining Blood.

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Model VT20PLUS

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VoxValvetronix VT20+ Modeling Guitar Amp
 
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  • Good power output (3)
  • Portable (3)

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      4.0

      Killer little amp

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      from Tampa FL

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      Pros

      • Adjustable Wattage Level
      • A Tube Amp For Under 200
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • No Aux Send
      • No external speaker jack

      Best Uses

      • Anyplace With Shared Wall
      • Home Studio
      • Practice

      Comments about Vox Valvetronix VT20+ Modeling Guitar Amp:

      I used this to test a guitar and wound up buying it with the guitar. It's got tons of sounds, effects, and a good reverb. While I've not used many of the amps it models, they sound very good to me. I've used a Strat, Epi LP, a Jackson Dinky, and an old Univox hollow 12 string and found sounds for them all. My only cons are the lack of an aux send and not able to hook up to a larger speaker, which frankly, with this many sounds, it's something you'd want to try. These definetly deserve consideration when shopping a small amp.

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      5.0

      unbelievable

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      from springhill, fl

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Whatever the mood strikes

        Comments about Vox Valvetronix VT20+ Modeling Guitar Amp:

        Ok, bought it last friday at your local clearwater store and the sales guy hit it percect. Hard to believe all the juice for the cost. I was looking for another amp, i have a roland 40xl and no comparison at all. This amp is easy to set up, sexy , and just a blast to play. No need to look at others

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great little amp

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        from Mantua, OH.

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Confusing at first

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Vox Valvetronix VT20+ Modeling Guitar Amp:

        I bought this amp as an at home practice amp and to record song ideas, it is probably one of the best sounding 8" practice amps out there! it gets loud and has great effects that are programmable. I went head to head with similar marshall and line 6 amps under $200 this one had the most features and the BEST sound by far. try this amp

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        Valvetronix VT20+ Modeling Guitar Amp

        1 Year Parts and Labor, 90 days on tubes, MS2, AC adapters, and footswitches