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Vox Night Train NT15H 15W Guitar Amp Head  

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Whether you're adding your hot sound to a late-night demo, sitting in at your favorite club, or jamming with friends, the Night Train NT15H is your n...Read More

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The rock-solid, no-compromise, all-tube VOX head for the musician on the go.

Whether you're adding your hot sound to a late-night demo, sitting in at your favorite club, or jamming with friends, the Night Train NT15H is your new best friend. Whenever and wherever, the Vox Night Train will deliver that smooth and satisfying all-tube sound. You don't want to choose between killer sound and total convenience—with the Vox Night Train amp head you never will.

If Looks Could Kill

Solid enough to inspire confidence, Night Train weighs just under 17 pounds, and the "armored lunchbox" dimensions provide extreme portability. Finished with a cool chrome mirror-finish, the signature VOX diamond design reveals that inspiring vacuum-tube glow. And of course, the Night Train NT15H guitar amp includes its own padded carry case to protect your investment.

True Tube Power

The sound is pure VOX. Inside, a pair of EL84 tubes deliver on the tube power promise. Two 12AX7 tubes drive the preamp stage with both power and clarity. This is the same winning tube complement as the classic VOX AC15. From chime-like clean tones to the warmest overdrive, there is no mistaking that harmonic richness of pure tube performance.

Dual Nature

The Vox Night Train's single switch lets you select between Pentode or Triode tube operation. In the Pentode mode, Night Train delivers a full 15 watts of power. In the Triode mode, the power is cut to 7.5 watts. The Triode mode also relaxes the tube power stage, letting that silky-smooth, mellow tube character shine through.

Preamp Pizzazz

Night Train greets you with a clear, simple panel design, offering the familiar Gain and Volume controls. The Tone controls include Treble, Middle and Bass, allowing you to dial up just the right character for your individual, signature tone. In addition, the preamp section features a mode switch, offering both Bright and Thick options. The Bright mode accentuates the high-frequency components for a clear, ringing tone; the Thick setting bypasses the tone circuit to boost the gain and create a chunkier, heavier sound.

Cabinet Convenience

Equipped with both 8- and 16-ohm speaker jacks, Night Train amp head can be used immediately with nearly any speaker cabinet. This extra measure of versatility is just one more example of why the Vox Night Train might be the one amp you never leave at home.

FEATURES
  • Rock-solid, all-tube head made to travel
  • Uncompromising sound with 2 12AX7 preamp tubes and 2 EL84 power tubes.
  • Selectable Bright or Thick mode switch provides EQ and Gain variations for just the right tone
  • Dual-power tube mode offers 15 watt (Pentode Power) or 7.5 watt (Triode Tone) operation
  • Master Volume control preserves your gain settings at any playing level
  • Solid, industrial-chic mirror finish exudes tube coolness
  • Custom padded carry-case is included

Order the Night Train and never be without your all-tube tonal greatness.

SPECIFICATIONS

Night Train NT15H 15W Guitar Amp Head

  • Front panel controls:
  • Input
  • Gain
  • Bright/Thick Switch
  • Treble
  • Middle
  • Bass
  • Volume
  • Output Mode Switch: Pentode/STBY/Triode
  • Mains On/Off
  • Power LED
  • Rear panel controls:
  • Mains Input (Fused)
  • 8 Ohm Speaker Output
  • 16 Ohm Speaker Output
  • Valve/Tube Complement:2 x EL84/6BQ5, 2 x 12AX7/ECC83
  • Dimensions: 12-1/10" W x 7" H x 6-3/10" D
  • Weight: 17 lb.
  • Power Output: 15 Watts RMS into 8 or 16 ohm
  • Included items: Power cable, Speaker cable, and Carrying bag
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VoxNight Train NT15H 15W Guitar Amp Head
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

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    (21)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Lunch Boxer

      Lets face it, if you're going for a Vox, you're probably looking for great cleans to a moderate overdrive. And yes it delivers.
      No you wont get any metal tones out...Read complete review

      Lets face it, if you're going for a Vox, you're probably looking for great cleans to a moderate overdrive. And yes it delivers.
      No you wont get any metal tones out of this amp alone, but you can push the "girth" channel with an OD and shape it more to your liking due to the tone controls being bypassed. I feel that Vox did a pretty good job delivering a solid dirty channel aimed for more classic rock.
      Even though its not made in the UK you still get the mids that they are known for. On the clean side the tone controls are very responsive and easy to dial in the sounds you want. And yes you get plenty of low end thump! This is a Tone Junkies amp.

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      Vox Night Train

      So, I bought the Night Train in November. The first time I turned it on, I couldn't have been happier. Everything from country to hard rock (no metal here) all in this...Read complete review

      So, I bought the Night Train in November. The first time I turned it on, I couldn't have been happier. Everything from country to hard rock (no metal here) all in this amp (I would have liked a second channel, reverb, and an FX loop, but for the price, I can do without). That said, I turned it off and the next day, I went to play it again, and it blew a fuse as soon as I turned it on. I thought no big deal, so I simply replaced the fuse. The same thing happened again. So, I took it into my local repair shop, and the repair guy just put a new fuse in it and charged me fifty dollars. Two months later, I'm back to using my would-be backup amp, the Orange Tiny Terror, and am stuck with a Vox DUD. I would highly reccomend you look into other heads before buying this, the Egnater Rebel 30, the Orange Tiny Terror, and the Mesa/Boogie Trans-Atlantic in particular.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Lunch Boxer

      By TSMF / OC

      from Salem, OR

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Just Rockin'

      Comments about Vox Night Train NT15H 15W Guitar Amp Head:

      Lets face it, if you're going for a Vox, you're probably looking for great cleans to a moderate overdrive. And yes it delivers.
      No you wont get any metal tones out of this amp alone, but you can push the "girth" channel with an OD and shape it more to your liking due to the tone controls being bypassed. I feel that Vox did a pretty good job delivering a solid dirty channel aimed for more classic rock.
      Even though its not made in the UK you still get the mids that they are known for. On the clean side the tone controls are very responsive and easy to dial in the sounds you want. And yes you get plenty of low end thump! This is a Tone Junkies amp.

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      4.0

      Great little amp, excellent service

      By Phoghat

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Performances

        Comments about Vox Night Train NT15H 15W Guitar Amp Head:

        These little Vox heads are killer grab and go amps. The bright channel is where the action is - classic Vox chime. For a 15 watt amp, this thing is LOUD. It can easily be used for club gigs. The unit I received was damaged in shipping (switches broke off). Musician's Friend handled the problem promptly and got a fresh unit out to me very quickly. Nice customer service from MF. This amp is never going to replace a genuine AC30 or AC15, but it fills a niche quite nicely. Recommended.

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        4.0

        Sweet and simple

        By BillyBoy

        from Florida

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Mixer Output

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom Amp
        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Vox Night Train NT15H 15W Guitar Amp Head:

        This is a nice little amp that isn't too dark sounding. Love the classic vox tones. You can dial in just about anything, blues, classic rock, country, jazz. Put your favorite pedal in the mix and you couldn't ask for much more. Portable. I' ve got the matching 1x12 cab to go with it.I can get everything in the front seat of the car, amp/cab/guitar and pedals. Plenty loud enough, in fact still really loud for the bedroom player which is the main reason I got it. but I just love the tone it brings out of my Tele and Les Paul.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best in it's class.

        Comments about Vox Night Train NT15H 15W Guitar Amp Head:

        Here's the deal: my Soldano and Fender DeVille sound great. I play this thing for a little while, and then A/B it against both of them, and by comparison, they don't sound as good to me- which makes me sick considering how much money that was dumped into both of those amps. You can't miss with this amp, really. It's one of those things that's so user friendly, it's hard to make it sound bad.
        This thing is fantastic. The only reason it doesn't get a 10 is because I felt like a footswitch option would have made good sense, considering the switching between modes. Even still, this amp does everything from squeaky, chimey clean to buck-nasty. It is certainly not a one-trick pony.
        Nice and heavy, small footprint, solid construction, built like a tank. Pots feel very smooth, no artifact noise when moved while live.
        This is a steal. Bottom line. This amp can do almost anything, and does it well. If you don't believe me, go try it out.

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        5.0

        VOX Night Train Rocks

        By AZguitarPlayer

        from Phoenix, AZ

        Comments about Vox Night Train NT15H 15W Guitar Amp Head:

        One of my better purchases.
        Everything they say it is. Awesome tube tone in a no frills portable pkg. East to move around, light weight powerful, killer tone and great to look at... Well Done VOX!
        Solid
        Affordable

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Tone Machine... Well Worth the Money!

        By fred denton

        from Michigan

        Comments about Vox Night Train NT15H 15W Guitar Amp Head:

        I rated this amp a 9 [as with all Vox amps] because the only place you'll find a 10 is in Heaven. Vox [meaning Voice] amps have a very distinct and listenable voice --- good from clean to 10. Experiment with this pupppy and you'll be glad you did ---don't be afraid to try something new! This little amp is worth your hard earned money!

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        (3 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not ready

        By mister_rectifier

        from winnipeg

        Comments about Vox Night Train NT15H 15W Guitar Amp Head:

        I got this brand new in august 2010 and I used it sparingly, somehwere around 9 hours. Then inMay 2011, when I switched it to "Triode", it started humming really loud, almost as if it wasmade of very low quality materials. I did a internet search for "vox night train humming" andone solution is to replace the tubes. I'm doing better than that because my made in Vietnam vox night train will be replaced by a made in U.S. Fender.This thing, which presently does not hum when in "Pentode" mode, is nice and chimey, responds perfectly to pick attack through 490R and 498T humbuckers, and makes an SG sound so absolutely beautifull through a Celestion Blue. Indeed, the sound this thing makes is easily worth whateverit costs, and that is where it all ends.This thing truly is "low on features" and also low on reliability and has some irrelevant"features". One thing that is odd is there is no footswitch control, which would be great toswitch from a distortion mode to a nice and clean and chimey mode. So then this lack offootpedal control really limits what can be done. Also what is limiting is there is only one channel. On the other hand, Vox decided to have a switch to bypass the tone controls, which does not make a whole lot of sense as the tone controls make only the slightest difference. Most odd is the ability to go from Pentode mode, or 15 watts output, to Triode mode, or 7.5 watts output. Apparently this is done to lower the sound output of the amp while allowing the user toincrease the gain on the tubes to get that nice and delicious and chimey distortion out of the tubes. Vox should have concentrated less on the tone bypass and switching from Pentode and Triodeand more on installing quality materials in their made in Vietnam made amplifier. That is more true because to get the sound of an overdriven tube, such as at bedroom levels, a more logical approach would be to use a modelling amplifier, or some other arrangement such as a Marshall JMP-1 preamp with a transistor power amp. Competition wise, this thing is remarkably uncompetitive with domestic made amplifiers. For onlya few dollars more, or fistfull of dollars, the U.S. made Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb is a complete bargain and chock full of nice things including a tube rectifier, 2 channels, Tube spring reverb, Tube vibrato, and a footswitch. It is hard to believe any guitar amp is more musical than theNight Train, and with a little reworking from VOX, this thing would be a real winner.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Killer little Night Train takes out the competitors!

        By djp420

        from New York City

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        Comments about Vox Night Train NT15H 15W Guitar Amp Head:

        I've owned my 15 watt Night Train for almost a year and half. The first time I saw her it was love. I AB'd oodles of heads in it's class just to be certain I wasn't in love with just a hot nasty hoe. She sure is good looking.

        After owning a Vox AD 60 and AD 120 (KILLER SOUND!!) I was leery because the Chinese electronics in the AD 60 and 120 fail reliably once a year on each amp. I just fixed the 120 kast night (4.2011). Still I was in love and since I repaired the other amps myself I figured I would give the NT15 a try. 1.5 years and 27 gigs later she is amazing!!! She's reliable and tough as nails and holds her own next to the AC15. Go Vox or Roland. Can we somehow get these things built in the US or England? I would feel better about my purchases.Great EQ. An effects loop would be really cool.
        After a year and half I've had no issues
        Great deal!! Seriously. I have a feeling I will own this amp for a long time.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        a steal of a deal ;this little baby can do it all

        By Rodger

        from new jersey

        Comments about Vox Night Train NT15H 15W Guitar Amp Head:

        I play this threw a full stack 2 4x12 cabs .My friend who;s been playing as long as i have asked me what was different about the head .I said its stock. It gives a real lynch like sound ;pinch harmonics all over with any guitar i used . clean as clean can be even when distorted every note is audable. I recomend this head for anyone. This is a professional head in a little form that kicks ass. At 7 watts you;ll be turning down the volume on your axe. This head is completely easy to use ; reliable and the tone is sensational. Out of all the botique heads and i own a peavey classic 50 ; rebel 20 and a carvin 3v100 this is my favorite and go to head. Buy it you won;t be dissapointed. It loves pedals also single coil or humbucker style guitars all scream with this baby.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        found the sound

        By Johnny Mac

        from Richmond VA

        Comments about Vox Night Train NT15H 15W Guitar Amp Head:

        I play a les paul. The combination of the vox, my paul and using a 1984 fender delux 85 as the cabinet is amazing.. Found a tone and sound that I had been looking for. I love it :-)

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