Introducing the VOX MINI GO Series of Portable Modeling Guitar Amplifiers
The new VOX MINI GO series of lightweight, compact and portable guitar amps is suited for use anywhere a musician might play, from home to the street (busking) or even in a concert venue. Each amp in the series features realistic and responsive amp models based on the “VET” modeling technology used on the VOX Cambridge50 amp (including a newly developed vocoder for talking modulation effects), a rhythm machine that can play back patterns from 11 genres, onboard effects for a diverse range of sounds and tone, a mic input, AUX input and a headphone jack – all as standard features. The VOX MINI GO amps can be powered by the included AC adapter or, for portability, by any USB mobile battery with a current output of 1.5 A or greater.
The most compact amp in the series, the VOX MINI GO 3, features a 5-inch 3 W speaker. The VOX MINI GO 10 features a 6.5-inch 10 W speaker with adjustable amp output wattage. The largest and loudest amp in the series, the VOX MINI GO 50, features an 8-inch 50 W speaker with adjustable amp output wattage.
The VOX MINI GO series offer eight onboard effects types including chorus, phaser, octave and delay/reverb. The ten selectable amp models include the traditional VOX AC30 amp, a 1980s-style stack, a boutique amp, a high-gain amp with massive distortion plus a LINE setting useful when plugging in an electric acoustic guitar or keyboard. The amp series’ high-quality, built-in rhythm machines feature three variations for each genre, for a total of 33 types of rhythm patterns with freely adjustable tempo and volume. For recording or practice use, the amps have a built-in cabinet simulator, which can be monitored through the PHONES jack. This cab sim adds the characteristics of a guitar amp cabinet to the output signal just before it reaches the power amp – perfect when recording or when practicing in headphones.
Both the VOX MINI GO 10 and the VOX MINI GO 50 feature an onboard looper with up to 45 seconds of record time, accommodate a foot switch for assignable control of various features such as the rhythms and looper, and incorporate a tiltback mechanism for easy use as a monitor. When using the looper along with the rhythm machine, recorded loop lengths are quantized to match rhythm measure length. Also, when you play a rhythm pattern while the looper is playing, the tempo of the rhythm is automatically set to match the loop’s length.
The VOX MINI GO 50 also has three programmable amp and effect settings, recallable from the amp or via foot switch control, making it the best choice for live performance or when performing along with the looper. An AC adapter and carrying strap are included.
VOX VFS3 (three-button footswitch for VOX MINI GO amps):
By using the optional VFS3 foot switch, users can control functions such as programs, effects, rhythm, and looping on VOX MINI GO series amplifiers. This is a great advantage when creating sounds or performing live. The VFS3 employs a tough design with traditional mechanical foot switches and a long two-meter integral jack lead. The VFS3 currently works only with the VOX MINI GO 10 and VOX MINI GO 50.
The VOX MINI GO amps will be available March 2021 and U.S. MAP pricing is as follows: The VOX MINI GO 3 at $169.99, the VOX MINI GO 10 at $229.99 ($269.99 bundled with a VFS3 footswitch) and the VOX MINI GO 50 at $299.99 ($349.99 bundled with a VSF3). The VFS3 three-button footswitch sold separately is priced at $69.99.
VOX Unveils VGH Series Guitar Amplifier Headphones
VOX is introducing its new VGH Series guitar amplifier headphones – three models (VGH-AC30, VGH-ROCK and VGH-BASS) that bring players the enjoyment of playing at home, in the rehearsal studio or outdoors just by plugging in to a guitar or bass – expanding on the concept of VOX’s popular amPlug series with headphones produced by Audio-Technica. VGH Series guitar amplifier headphones faithfully recreate the sound of players’ instruments, offering both loudness and a wide sonic field. When the headphone power is turned off, the product works like a pair of standard headphones, so it’s useful for a variety of situations.The three models in the lineup each feature their own sonic variations. The focus of the VGH-AC30 was to offer the particular “chimey” sound of VOX’s classic AC30. Turn down the guitar volume and play with a clean, brilliant sound, or turn up the volume for a crunchy sound with greater presence. The VGH-ROCK offers a penetrating sound representative of a U.K. amp stack from the 80s and 90s, and the VGH-BASS is suited for bassists, providing a sound with a wide dynamic range that still achieves enough volume to please discerning players. Built-in effects add color to the sound: the AC30 and ROCK models feature reverb, chorus and delay effects, and the BASS model has a built-in compressor. Each effect can be adjusted, offering additional tone-shaping with excellent presence.
These models feature a closed-air dynamic headphone design and can also be worn comfortably for long periods of time with a minimum fatigue. The ear pads are designed to rotate for easy storage, and the headphone themselves offer exceptional performance.
The headphones’ design faithfully simulates the characteristics of the original amp circuitry with entirely analog specifications. The models also feature an AUX IN jack, letting users connect to music players or other devices. The detachable 5.25-foot (1.6-meter) cable is thick and sturdy. Visually, the headphones are attractive with a black finish and a retro feel with the iconic silver VOX logo on the outside of the ear cups.
- Type: Closed-air dynamic headphones
- Driver diameter: 40 mm
- Output sound pressure level: 97 dB
- Playback frequency range: 20 Hz –20,000 Hz
- Maximum input: 1,000 mV
- Impedance: 49Ω
- Cable length: 5.25 ft (1.6 m)
- Amp controls: Dials (Gain, Tone, Volume, Effect), Switch (Standby)
- Input terminal: Input plug (1/4-inch [6.3mm] stereo phone plug), AUX IN jack
- Power supply: AAA battery x 2
- Battery life:
- AC30 / ROCK: Approximately: 7 hours (Manganese)/16 hours (Alkaline)
- BASS: Approximately: 8 hours (Manganese)/20 hours (Alkaline)
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 7.68" x 6.30" x 1.97" (195 x 160 x 50mm)
- Weight: 8.11 oz. (230 g) (without batteries)
- Included item: AAA battery x 2 for checking
VOX VGH-AC30: $99.99
VOX VGH-ROCK: $99.99
VOX VGH-BASS: $99.99
For more information, visit www.voxamps.com.