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Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp

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The Vox amPlug AC30 is a headphone amp that can help you to create the perfect practice session. The tiny amPlug plugs directly into your guitar--the...Click To Read More About This Product

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VOX tone that plugs directly into your guitar!

The Vox amPlug AC30 is a headphone amp that can help you to create the perfect practice session. The tiny amPlug plugs directly into your guitar--then just plug in your headphones and relish some great Vox tone.

Jamming late at night? Don't want to wake the neighbors? Maybe you want to work out a lick with your MP3 player without taking the time to set up your amp. You want to play guitar right now. amPlug is the answer. Simply plug this palm-sized headphone guitar amp directly into your guitar, and enjoy serious guitar sound anywhere, anytime.

Even with its ultra-compact size, amPlug perfectly reproduces the complex and warm distortion that is distinctive of a vacuum tube, as well as the powerful high gain produced by a large amp stack. Using analog modeling technology, the Vox amPlug delivers full-fledged amp sound.

Even the circuit response of the original amp is simulated completely. The simulation extends not only to the response of the tone circuits, but also to the way in which the high frequency and gain are affected when you turn down the volume control of the guitar. Every detail has been faithfully reproduced.

amPlug can be used in numerous ways. With up to fifteen hours of battery life, it's easy to take amPlug anywhere. In addition to practicing at home, it's a great way to warm up before a live performance or on the road. And amPlug is not just a convenient way to get great guitar sound. There's also an AUX input jack so you can jam along with your CD/MP3 player.

AC30 emulates the AC30 top boost sound of a vintage VOX AC30, and uses two natural-sounding gain stages to reproduce the distinctive AC30 tone.

Also available in Classic Rock, based on a UK-made amplifier head, and Metal, based on a California-made high-gain amplifier head.

FEATURES
Plugs directly into your guitar”a great-sounding headphone guitar amp that gives you serious sound fast.
AUX in jack lets you jam along with your CD/MP3 player.
100% analog circuit faithfully simulates the response of the original amps.
Up to 15 hours of battery life with two Alkaline AAA batteries.
Quick and easy setup! Just connect amPlug to your guitar and enjoy serious sound.
With its completely analog design, great care was also taken with amPlug's gain circuitry.

You've tried headphone amps before, but not from Vox! Satisfaction guaranteed.

SPECIFICATIONS
Power supply: two AAA batteries
Battery life: with alkaline batteries: approximately 15 hours (with zinc-carbon batteries: approximately 7 hours.)
Dimensions (W x D x H): 86 x 80 x 31 (mm), 3.39" x 3.15" x 1.22"
Weight: 40g /1.41oz. (not including batteries).
Included items: two AAA zinc-carbon batteries
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VoxamPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp
 
4.5

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Portable (12)
  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Novice (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

SUCH A FUN AMP!

I love walking around the house playing this thing. The tone is great and there is more head-room than I have ever seen heard in a mini-amp. I think every guitarist should have at...Read complete review

I love walking around the house playing this thing. The tone is great and there is more head-room than I have ever seen heard in a mini-amp. I think every guitarist should have at least one of these.
This amp has it all. I love the aux input feature. This is money spent that will make you a better guitarist. It is the perfect silent-practice tool. It handles effects really well. I play it directly in my guitar or at the end of my pedal board, and It is always up to the task. Reverbs, delays, even the Big Muff come through perfectly. In a pinch, I used it as a DI. I'm not recommending this as a viable option for a silent stage, but the tone was good and the sound was big and full. The only reason I give it a 9 and not a 10 is because there is no clean option. In order to have volume, you have to have a bit of gain. When the battery is about to die, the light goes out. Savor this moment! For the next 20 minutes you will be having the time of your life. The tones and break-up that this thing produces on a dying battery are really cool.
Of course this thing isn't a high-quality piece of gear, look at the price. The sound, however, is worth a lot more. If they improved the quality of the casing and raised the price you wouldn't buy it. So love it for what it is.I live in an apartment with my wife and a newborn baby girl. This piece of plastic gives me some high-volume practice. Even if it only takes place in my head, it is well worth the money.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A little too basic

It's small, it's cheap, and it works. That's about it. There are three knobs - gain, tone, and volume. There's no way to get a really clean sound - you have...Read complete review

It's small, it's cheap, and it works. That's about it. There are three knobs - gain, tone, and volume. There's no way to get a really clean sound - you have to crank the gain to hear it at all. And it's totally dry, which is a little disappointing.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SUCH A FUN AMP!

By zsUhf3Nam

from Lima, Peru

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Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

I love walking around the house playing this thing. The tone is great and there is more head-room than I have ever seen heard in a mini-amp. I think every guitarist should have at least one of these.
This amp has it all. I love the aux input feature. This is money spent that will make you a better guitarist. It is the perfect silent-practice tool. It handles effects really well. I play it directly in my guitar or at the end of my pedal board, and It is always up to the task. Reverbs, delays, even the Big Muff come through perfectly. In a pinch, I used it as a DI. I'm not recommending this as a viable option for a silent stage, but the tone was good and the sound was big and full. The only reason I give it a 9 and not a 10 is because there is no clean option. In order to have volume, you have to have a bit of gain. When the battery is about to die, the light goes out. Savor this moment! For the next 20 minutes you will be having the time of your life. The tones and break-up that this thing produces on a dying battery are really cool.
Of course this thing isn't a high-quality piece of gear, look at the price. The sound, however, is worth a lot more. If they improved the quality of the casing and raised the price you wouldn't buy it. So love it for what it is.I live in an apartment with my wife and a newborn baby girl. This piece of plastic gives me some high-volume practice. Even if it only takes place in my head, it is well worth the money.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Lord, I love this product!

By Jason Velykis

from Philly, PA

Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

I just love this product. Can you tell :-)
Obviously, it's got a very simple interface with only 3 dials; volume tone and gain. With the gain all the way down, you will get no volume. To dial in a clean tone, you have to go up to about 5 or 6 with the volume and then slowly come up with the gain. I'm sure everybody would want to have amp modelers and effects, but seriously, guys. It's a low priced headphone amp for practicing quietly. THE BEST feature, however, is the AUX plug, which you can use to plug into a music players or iTunes on the laptop and play along. You can really feel like your in the song. Awesome feature.
Well constructed and a quality Vox product. They didn't skimp on the "VOX" gold logo!
For the price, it does it's job phenomenally well. Puts out a mighty sound in your head!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good deal, simple item

By TopEnd

from New England

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Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

This headphone amp is perfect for what it is intended to do: let the player practice quietly. I play bass, but instead of spending another ten or so on the bass headphone amp, I got this one. Sure, they promise a little too much, but the bottom line is, it works, it's cheap ... and if you want big quality and bells and whistles, you can get it. For a lot more than this costs.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It dose what it clames to do

By KI0HO

from Lake ozarks

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  • Easy To Use
  • Portable

Cons

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      Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

      It works as they say it will...

      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      She Broke Easily

      By dogsbrekky

      from NY

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Weak

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

          Sorry to add to my review below but my poor little Vox AM amp died within 10 days after one little fall.. my bad as I am a clumsy and hard on things but I recommend removing said AMP from your guitar unless in use as I dropped my Bernie Marsden SE guitar from a tiny height with the amp plugged in and she broke rather easily

          I have bought a Fender 10G Frontman in lieu of a new AM Plug so that should tell you my views on longevity of these things.

          Still it is a very good little amp for what it is meant to be and how it is meant to be used.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Saves Time, Money and Frustration

          By dogsbrekky

          from NY

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great distortion
          • Portable
          • Tube Simulation

          Cons

          • Cleans Not Great

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

            Wish I found this before I bought my Fender T Bucket to use in my NY apartment..

            I have a Fender Strat and this little bad boy plugs right in....

            I usually use the Strat out in the country where my neighbours are a long way away... can crank up my amps out there but for quiet city playing or family situations this is absolutely a 10/10 product and the sound is okay even with MY poor quality earpieces....

            A few points - I get GREAT DISTORTED sounds from this especially with my tone knobs on the Strat switched down and the AC30 gain on max...

            There is a lot of interference in my apt and especially near my pcs and tvs etc and the cleans of this thing are hard to get at any decent volume due to the surrounding "noise" but for the price of an average dinner this thing is magic...

            NOTE - You will get a lot of extra Strat Pup hum when this is plugged in if you are near a pc as the added f/b and clipping add to the noise, added to the close range amplification etc.

            On the T Bucket this thing really shines and I suspect with any passive type electro-acoustic you will get great results

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            A little too basic

            By Jon-Zq5vi

            from New Hampshire

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            Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

            It's small, it's cheap, and it works. That's about it. There are three knobs - gain, tone, and volume. There's no way to get a really clean sound - you have to crank the gain to hear it at all. And it's totally dry, which is a little disappointing.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome

            By smokewithchills

            from Undisclosed

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Inputs Can Break Easily

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

            I love this thing, while it's made for guitar (which it sounds great especially if you have quality headphones to use with this thing. It has a great tone and i was really impressed with it. I actually use this thing for bass because it has a really rich warm growl to it that sounds killer with my bass. My only complaint is that the AUX and Headphone inputs have fallen apart on me on a couple of these things. I'm on my third one, but the first two, the inputs where in a plastic housing so they were very weak and broke easily, this third one i got seems to have a metal housing so I hope that this one is much more sturdy.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not as good as I thought

            By GregF123

            from North Carolina

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            Pros

            • Convienent
            • Good For Practice

            Cons

            • Noisey
            • Poor quality

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

            Overall, not a bad device. Easy to use and portable with the ability to go from clean to overdrive easily. Quality of sound and construction is poor. I had to return mine due to a low frequency hum defect. Sounds more like a transistor amp rather than a tube amp. Still not bad if you just want something to practice with.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Tiny amp , huge fun!

            By JWimbish

            from Denver, CO

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Practice

            Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

            This little amp is easy to use and for the size and price works great. I'm very pleased.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great practice tool!

            By SK Apostle

            from Atlanta

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Portable

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                Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

                I gig about twice a month and play weekly in my church. I only use tube amps and my main is a Jet City. I had an AC4 and it was fantastic. I bought this because my stack is at church and my JC is at our practice house. This thing is pretty cool. The sound isn't bad. Toy with it and you can get some good tones. The best tone comes from your fingers people..don't forget that! However this is not bad. Tone, Volume, and Gain controls and it acts like a tube amp. The Vol knob on your guitar will clean up your tone if you back it off. extremely clean tones and a distortion that might give you British or 80's rock. It isn't a real AC30 but it is plenty good for practice. I use it to learn new songs as it has an AUX input. Now I have to get the Joe Satriani AMPLUG. It has a better gain and delay..WOOT! Definitely worth the money. Use good earphones for an even better sound. Thumbs up for this.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Don`t wate

                By Howy

                from Boyne Falls, Michigan

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

                    Works great,better than I hoped for,fun and it dont bother anybody, wish I would have bought it long time ago !

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I was suprized !

                    By Howy

                    from Boyne Falls, Michigan

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Portable

                    Cons

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                        Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

                        Right out of the box ready to go, and go anywhere with out bothering anybody, sounds great,wish I knew about this before.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect Practice Amp

                        By Kaiser The Great

                        from Hollister, CA

                        About Me Novice

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

                          I have children and I'm not a very good player, so that combination means lots of after-hours practicing for me sporting headphones. This thing is perfect for what I'm doing. Just plug it in and sit down, ready to go. There's even an extra AUX hole I can plug into the headphone jack on my computer, so I can not only hear myself play, but hear my online instructors, too!

                          Soundwise, it's certainly loud enough for headphone use, and it's got that Vox "crunch." It didn't take me long to dial in on a Strat-ish clean sound that works for the practicing I'm doing. My Mustang combo amp has a seemingly unlimited amount of tones, and yet this little three dialed headphone amp has a character all its own.

                          If you like to practice without bugging people, get one, it's cool.

                          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          It Works OK

                          By James Quillian

                          from Texas

                          Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

                          The headphone input has kicked in out a few times. It is priced pretty high relative to other gagets with eloctronics of about the same complexity. But, I need it so I'm keeping it. I just hope is lasts at least 90 days because it is really cheaply made.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Big Things Come In Small Packages

                          By GibsonMan-E3hv3

                          from Tennessee

                          Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

                          I was looking for something to practice with that was affordable, as I live in an apartment. Big amps are expensive and I wanted that AC30 sound. This little device is smaller than my cell phone, and very portable! (easily fits in pocket, case, or gig bag) As soon as I popped the batteries in I hooked it up to my Epiphone Les Paul, I turned the gain up to 7 or 8 and that little box was making some awesome sound! I wish it allowed for a few more clean tones but you can't beat this little gem for the price. If you are like me and you want to be able to practice with good sound on not alot of money, this amplug is a great value. It's awesome for all the Beatles type tones too, and I was playing "I've got a feeling" the way it was supposed to sound. Get one of these, you won't be disappointed!

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Good Little amp

                          By Justin Davis

                          from Missoula, Montana

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                          Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

                          I really like this amp, it is useful cause I live in the dorms. I wish it had more distortion. Other than that it is great for practicing. It sounds as good as my peavey bandit 112 transtube. It definately doesn't substitute a real amp. But I promise you will hear less complaints when you practice.
                          It has a great sound
                          Soild construction
                          good value, worth the money

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Amazing!

                          By Sailor Ripley

                          from Dayton, OH

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                          Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

                          I just received my Vox AC30 amplug today. It is amazing how much this little guy sounds like my full size AC30! It operates just like a real AC30. The three knobs are volume, tone, and gain. It is nice and clean at the lower gain settings, and then starts to break up and distort at the higher ones. I also purchased the Vox speaker cabinet for it. Together, they sound amazing and loud! If you are a Vox AC30 fan, you can't go wrong with this one!

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome Practice Tool!!

                          By TAM

                          from Chicago, IL

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                          Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

                          I got this one because you could do clean tones with it as well as overdrive. I really really like it. If you've ever plugged headphones into one of those mini-amps (Danelectro Honeytone or similar), it doesn't sound ANYTHING like that. It sounds much better. I have a lot of guitars but my favorite combo is this with my Epiphone G400 SG. Great sound clean or dirty. Go ahead and get one.

                           
                          4.0

                          Don't expect too much w/o distortion

                          By Dkee

                          from Lufkin, TX

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Great Training Tool
                          • Portable

                          Cons

                          • Distorts Easily

                          Best Uses

                          • Quite Practice

                          Comments about Vox amPlug AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

                          Great tool for when you want to play and others don't want to hear. Amplification w/o distortion has a narrow range but it's benefit out weighs it negatives.

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