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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 ...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
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 Î
Speaker: 6.5 inch 4Î
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
 
4.8

(based on 21 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Portable (20)
  • Excellent sound (17)
  • Warm / comfy (15)
  • Good power output (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (17)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Performances (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Novice (4), Professional musician (3)

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(5 of 5 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!!!

(5 of 5 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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Neat Little Amp

By KC

from Troy, MO.

About Me Experienced

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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.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Vox Mini5 Rhythm is Fantastic

    By JB Steel

    from Wheeling WV

    About Me Professional Musician

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    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.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great amp

      By slo move

      from Rio Rancho NM

      About Me Novice

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Just A Multiple Use Amp
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

      great little amp for anyone loads of features great sound conpletely portable.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      EXACTLY what this BASS player wanted for Practice!!!!!

      By Spaceboy

      from Oakland, Ca

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Bass tone is fine (WHOO HOO)
      • Compressor works great for Bass VOLUME/Loudness
      • Drum Machine is way nice to have for practice
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Very Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

        I have a Tour Rig, I have 2 combo amps for small jams..... BUT, I needed something small with battery powered option so I could practice electric bass anywhere , anytime... in my bedroom.. the patio... the park ... whatever..... This thing surpassed all expectations...... didn't realize how cool having an onboard drum machine was .... great for inspiration ( and the beats are a great mix for practice)....

        Without the compressor used, its not loud enough and seams like just another tiny amp sound....but that compressor (variable) makes this a beast for practicing......

        Can you play with others??? I guess... especially acoustic instruments..... and I feel its just loud enough for busking too (playing in the streets) .... To play with a drummer etc its probably not loud enough unless they're playing at low/practice volume

        Anyway, Very Very in love with this little cool amp.... Its suppose to be for guitarists but as a Bass Player, I think its a phenomenal practice amp

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Time for one man band rehersal !

        By SteveK

        from yonkers NY

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        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 .

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great little amp!

          By GtrGrlNC

          from Raleigh NC

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances
            • Practice

            Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

            This amp is small, but versatile. I bought it for a practice amp, and LOVE the rhythm section - so much more fun to practice with than a metronome. 11 rhythm "genres" (Jazz, Latin, R&, B, Metal, etc)each with 9 variations; also 11 amp models, multiple effects, reference "E" tuner. Weighs 7 pounds, has a handle, runs on batteries or included power cord. The only way it could be better would be if the rhythm display showed bpm; I have to set the tempo with a phone app. I might also use it when I get together to jam with friends, because of the rhythm.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Portable Amp

            By Mark

            from Las Vegas

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances
              • Practicing

              Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

              I spend most of my lunch breaks playing my traveler guitar in my car but I really wanted to be able to hear it better. This amp fits the bill perfectly! It runs on 6 AA batteries and is plenty loud (I use it on the 0.1w setting to save power). The sound, or I should say sounds, are awesome. There's an amp model for every taste and the built-in effects are a nice touch. I opted for the Mini5 over the Mini3 mainly for the built-in rhythm section. I don't plan on using it for street performing but I'm sure it would work great for that (this will mainly be my practice amp). For the price, with all of the included features, you really can't go wrong with this amp.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Absolutely Love It!

              By Bubba De

              from USA

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

                I was seeking a small, portable amp to busk with, that could operate on batteries and was light and easy to transport if I had to park and walk a bit to my playing location.
                This is perfect! I have used it in the house (on 1.5w setting, volume at about 30%) and out busking with batteries (5w setting - volume at 40%, gain at 40%) sound quality and volume was very good.
                I like the many inputs/outputs, the full control over mic volume vs guitar volume, and the control you have over reverb/echo timing, etc. Just really happy and pleased with this product!!!

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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.

                     
                    5.0

                    great

                    By T

                    from Illinois

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

                      great for practice.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great,Portable,Rhythm rocks, Perfect practice,favorite,rock

                      By Alan

                      from USA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Built in rhythm
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Good Warmth
                      • Heavy Metal to Clean, this little Vox wins!
                      • Perfect
                      • Perfect Practice Amp
                      • Portable
                      • Powerful
                      • VOX!

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

                        Great little amp!
                        Love the Rhythm section!
                        One of my favorites!

                         
                        5.0

                        This is a great deal

                        By Country Joe

                        from East Lino Lakes mn

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

                            This amp has great sound

                             
                            5.0

                            Great little amp

                            By Ken

                            from Florida

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Studio

                              Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

                              This little amp surpassed my expectations and is a good value for the money

                               
                              4.0

                              NICE LITTLE AMP FOR USE IN HOME, STUDIO OR SMALL AREA

                              By FUSFAS

                              from SAN MARCOS, TEXAS

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio

                                Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

                                NICE LITTLE AMP , PRODUCES MANY DIFFERENT SOUNDS AND DIFFERENT RYTHM SETTINGS ARE GREAT----PERFECT FOR A BEGINNER OR AN OLD MAN LIKE ME

                                 
                                5.0

                                WOWWWWWWW!!!!!

                                By GloryBound

                                from San Diego, California

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Beach bands
                                  • Events
                                  • Home gatherings
                                  • Home Studio
                                  • Mobile DJ
                                  • Performances
                                  • Pool parties
                                  • Professional Recording
                                  • Street performances

                                  Comments about Vox Mini5 Rhythm Modeling Guitar Combo Amplifier:

                                  I got my little mini guitar amp yesterday and it is amazing. It is a battery powered monster of sound and music, and so small that it is like carrying a pair of shoes. The sounds, rythmns and features are far better than I expected. Vox has surpassed and far outrun Marshall amps for sound quality and functionality.

                                  I'll be using it with a mini band weekly on the beach and in weekly Bible studies. We can use the preset rythmns or premixed sound tracks to jam with. Extra instruments add to the mix. The microphone jack with volume control and reverb effects makes this very versatile for any situation. It has more than enough volume for acoustic band settings.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Harmonica player

                                  By Phil

                                  from Spring Grove, PA

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  See all my reviews

                                  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.

                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    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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