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Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier  

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The MINI5 Rhythm offers 11 amp sounds inherited from the popular and acclaimed Valvetronix Series, plus eight effects and a new rhythm function. You ...Read More

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Lightweight, compact, battery-powered modeling amps that offer realistic sound anytime, anywhere

The MINI5 Rhythm offers 11 amp sounds inherited from the popular and acclaimed Valvetronix Series, plus eight effects and a new rhythm function. You can choose from 99 different variations of rhythm patterns to back your performance or practice along to. The compact body also packs plenty of additional functionality such as a mic input, AUX input, and a dedicated E-string tuner, letting you play your guitar with the high quality tone you'd expect from VOX.

A rich variety of amp models and effects
There are 11 realistic amp models taken from the flagship Valvetronix Series that support a broad range of styles and playing techniques, including perfect simulations of the legendary VOX AC30 that capture the sense of drive typical of vacuum tubes, as well as models of intensely powerful high-gain amps and transparent, clean types. New to the series is a built-in VOX original "Bassilator" circuit, which covers the ultra-low-frequency overtones that cannot be obtained via EQ. This is particularly effective for high-gain models and produces an intensely heavy sound that seems unthinkable from an amp of this size. In addition, there's a pure and clean-sounding LINE input without any distortion, making it an ideal choice for acoustic-electric guitars or keyboards. There's also a full complement of effects, including compressor, chorus, flanger, and tremolo, as well as delay/reverb types. With a total of eight varieties of effects, you'll have plenty of options for shaping your sound.

Versatile rhythm functions
As its name suggests, the MINI5 Rhythm features a newly added rhythm function. It provides 11 built-in rhythms in styles that include 8-beat, 16-beat, rock, metal, and R&B, as well as a built-in metronome. With nine variations for each style, you'll have a generous 99 rhythm patterns to work with. You can easily call up the rhythm pattern you want and adjust its tempo and volume for a great way to jam along with high-quality rhythm patterns, to try out ideas for a new riff or phrase, or to practice playing to a beat to improve your performances. Since these rhythm patterns cover a wide range of musical styles, it is easier to get into the feel of the song being played, making otherwise routine personal practice sessions more enjoyable.

Battery-powered operation
The MINI5 Rhythm features two-way power that can run on batteries (six AA batteries) or an AC adapter (included). Batteries allow up to approximately 19.5 hours of operation (with POWER SELECT set to 0.1W), making this amp an ideal choice for street performances or outdoor playing. It also comes with a carrying strap for easy transport, letting you enjoy playing guitar wherever inspiration may strike.

Plenty of input/output jacks, ideal for the singer/performer
In addition to a guitar input, the MINI5 Rhythm also provides additional types of input and output jacks. The mic input provides an adjustable volume and lets you apply a delay/reverb effect, providing support for vocals. There's also an AUX input that can accept an external audio source such as an MP3 player. It can be used in conjunction with a guitar and mic, for a total of three inputs simultaneously. Also provided is a headphone/line out jack with a built-in cabinet simulator so that when you're recording directly into a multi-track recorder or practicing with headphones, you can obtain the same great cabinet resonance you'd get if you had set up a mic in front of the amp.

Switchable power amp wattage
By switching the wattage, you can regulate the volume while still retaining the sense of drive and air obtained by turning the master volume all the way up. The wattage can be switched in three levels: 5 / 1.5 / 0.1W.

FEATURES
  • 11 realistic amp models inherited from the popular Valvetronix Series
  • Amp models range from intense high-gain types to pristine clean sounds that can also be used with keyboards and other instruments
  • A total of eight effects: four standard effects (compressor, chorus, flanger, and tremolo); four types of delay/reverb
  • The proprietary VOX "Bassilator" circuit delivers a heavy sound with ultra-low frequency, creating a rich low-end rhythm response
  • A variety of rhythm patterns organized into 10 genres, plus metronome patterns, for a total of 99 choices. Use the GENRE knob and VARIATION button to easily recall the desired rhythm.
  • Battery operation (six AA batteries) for portability to perform & practice anywhere, with approximately 19.5 hours of playing time (at the 0.1W setting); an AC adapter is also included
  • An independent mic input jack can be used with a delay/reverb effect to get your ideal vocal sound
  • AUX input jack lets you connect your MP3 player for jam sessions or practice
  • Headphone/line output with a cabinet simulator can reproduce the resonances of a speaker cabinet
  • Power Select (5/1.5/0.1) switch lets you adjust the volume without impairing tonal characteristics, such as the sense of drive or air
  • High-performance, built-in E-string tuner
  • Classic VOX design is complemented by a rugged metal grill on the black and ivory models
  • The Classic model is all Vox with its diamond fret clothe and gold trim
  • Carrying strap is included for convenient transportation
Amp Models (11 types)
  • BTQ, CLEAN, BLACK 2x12, TWEED 4x10, AC15, AC30TB, UK '70S, UK '80S, UK '90S, CALI METAL, US HIGAIN, LINE
Effects (8 types)
  • COMPRESSOR, CHORUS, FLANGER, TREMOLO, DELAY/REVERB (ANALOG, TAPE ECHO, SPRING, ROOM)
Rhythm (99 types)
  • 8 BEAT, 16 BEAT, ROCK, METAL, POP, R&B, JAZZ, LATIN, DANCE, ODD METER, METRO
  • *Each genre has 9 variations

SPECIFICATIONS

Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier

  • Tempo: 40-240 bpm
  • Tuner range: E1-E6 (41.2Hz-1318.5Hz)
  • Audio Outputs: Headphones x 1
  • Audio Inputs: INPUT x 1, MIC IN x 1, AUX IN x 1
  • Power amp output: Maximum approx. 5 W RMS @4 Ω
  • Speaker: 6.5 inch 4Ω
  • A/D, D/A conversion: 24-bit
  • Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
  • Power supply: Six AA-size /LR6 alkaline batteries or the included AC adapter
  • Battery life: Maximum 19.5 hours at 0.1W, maximum 17 hours at 1.5W, maximum 12 hours at 5W
  • Current consumption: 160 mA
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 269mm x 179mm x 267mm / 10.59" x 7.05" x 10.51"
  • Weight: 3.5 kg / 7.72 lb.

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VoxMini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Excellent sound (8)
  • Warm / comfy (8)
  • Good power output (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (10)
    • Amateur recording (7)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Performances (5)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Novice (3)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    Harmonica player

    By Phil

    from Spring Grove, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Light
    • Portable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Practice

      Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

      Some of the models are a bit too gainey for harp, but most work quite well and effects are good. Two inputs are great. A great practice amp with rhythms, metronome, and aux input. A great "garage" amp.

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      4.0

      Very Good Amp to play on the streets/gig

      By Nikko

      from Maryland

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Warmth
      • It
      • It's A Very Good Amp
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

      If you use it on crowded performances, don't expect it to sound good because it's only 5 watts maximum. If you are going to play loud because there's many people...It won't do. But its best used in practicing/gigs/small bars with a few people. The mic is not that loud but it's best for street performance. Otherwise, It is a very good AMP!

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      5.0

      HOW DID THEY DO IT?

      By Johnrock

      from Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

        How did they get all this in less than a square foot? Blown away is what I am. My first amp was a Vox and tho this Mini5 isn't my AC30 it is amazingly all Vox vibe. With great amp models (even a real close knockoff of my AC30) and effects that cover it all, and with the fantastic feature of all the beats/rhythm, you have it all. Very powerful 5 watts so with the Power Select options the 0.1 gets used alot in my house. And with it's size I move it wherever I am. I'm calling it my Band In A Box. Also, thanks John Spencer for the pro help when I called to order. Get this amp!

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        5.0

        Best 5 Watt I Ever Heard

        By Mike and Noah

        from Meriden Connecticut

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

          This amp is amazing, I grew up on 5 and 10 watts amps in the 60's and I never heard anything like this. I order 2 of them, one for myself and my 17 year son for his birthday. We jam from Alice Cooper, Hendrix Led Zeppelin and other. It bought me back to days in 60's with 2 guitar and a drummer and no bass guitar. But yet it sounded very full. The effect is out of this world. I would use this amp for playing out, just put a microphone in front or lineout from the phone jack. Simple and easy to use. To Musician Friends, thank for the service in getting this amp, I understand why now it was backorder, it was worth the wait.

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          5.0

          Time for one man band rehersal !

          By STEVE K

          from Yonkers NY

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

            Wow ! This little amp is so much fun , and the different drums beats are so cool , its like I have my own drummer who always keeps the right beat. I was so surprised at the nice sounds I could get out of my guitar. It is winter now and I can't wait to take it to a picnic !! I putt it on 1 watt and its plenty of volume for the house. The 5 watt is crazy loud for this little amp .I think I got my $s worth on this one .

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            4.0

            a lot of features in such a small amp

            By ck pont

            from holiday fl.

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

            a bit complicated, but the rhythm feather and mic input with its own controls ,battery feather ,makes you a one man band just about any ware you could want to go. very cool set up for such a little guy

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Neat Little Amp

            By KC

            from Troy, MO.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

              Bought this to have something to plug into when kicking back for the evening. I use it with headphones and it sounds pretty good! Drum machine is a nice thing to have also. Good little amp that is what it is.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              OMG! What a sweet little tone generator

              By gmoney67

              from Monroe, GA

              About Me Novice

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None Whatsoever

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

              I'm a fairly new guitar player without a lot of space for musical gear, so I looked long and hard for an amp that packed as much as possible into a portable package and I think all my looking and research really paid off. There is so much about this little Vox that I love. Huge range of tones from many amp models and useful effects. I stick with mainly the cleaner ones that suit the kind of music I like to play, but there are many options for dirtier, crunchier tones for those who dig that. The power option toggle switch is very cool too allowing you to switch between 0.1w and 1.5w for quiter practicing without sacrificing tonal options or the full 5w of output which is really amazingly loud and stays clean. The highly adjustable rhythm section is great for practicing playing in time. The mic input is cool allowing you to bleed effects to the mic so it doesn't sound canned and cheesy. I can't think of anything bad to say about it and it only weighs a bit over 7 lbs. Oh, and I can't forget about aux input for plugging in an MP3 player to play along with or the very cool portablility factor as it takes 6 AA batteries for using it absolutely ANYWHERE. Perfect for a busker or just jamming where there is no A/C power. EVERYONE SHOULD GET THIS AMP!!!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best little amp you could ever own.

              By Stineo

              from San Antonio Texas.

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Practice

              Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

              I bought this amp hoping for the best. Well I got it, easy to use and way to much fun for the price of a grocery bill. I am a hack of a guitar player but I can see that this will make me better. The drum machine is a kick and keeps you honest. Good quality and controls feel solid. I would (and have) recommend it for every one.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Vox Mini5 Rhythm is Fantastic

              By JB Steel

              from Wheeling, WV

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

                All features are top notch. Offers 10 distinct and usable amp models. 2 channels with 4 effects each. 11 different rhythms with tempo and volume controls. A jack input for vocals with an effects send for reverb and echo/delay. Didn't expect that. An E string tuner. There's a gain knob for organic overdrive. It's plenty loud at 5 watts. Not small enough for a sofa amp but great for a jam amp. Great for trying out effects when writing a song as well. Don't buy those wretched little minis. Spend a little more money and get a fully featured sound machine.

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