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All the power and punch you're looking for in a guitar amp built for modern rockers.
The AD30VT-XL amplifier is part of the VOX Valvetronix XL line, an exciting range of tube-driven modeling amplifiers with a specialized selection of high-gain sounds that span the entire range of heavy rock music.
Features of the AD30VT-XL include:
Eleven amp sounds. Sophisticated modeling technology is used to provide eleven different amps, including classic vintage amps of the past, costly, modern high-end amps and high-gain hybrids, all accessible at the turn of a knob. These new models include Glass, modeled on the Clean channel of a collectable 100W head named the Overdrive Special; Funked, modeled on a classic American black-faced 2x12 combo; Buzzsaw, inspired by the British-made 50W head that created the sounds of '70s hard rock and metal; Crunched, based on a very rare modded VOX AC30/6TBX Top Boost combo, adding new hot-rodded gain levels and EQ; Thrashed, modeled on a 1983, all-tube, single-channel, master volume 100-Watt head; Raged, based on the high gain channel of a modern, all-tube 100 Watter, with boosted bass and mid frequencies and even more gain; Modern, a still higher gain modification to the "Modern High Gain" channel, with scooped EQ; Fluid, the UK Modern setting with maximum gain and mid-range EQ, modified to emphasize a vocal-like tone for legato-style playing; Molten, based on VOX's US Hi-Gain model but capable of even more powerful, heavily saturated sounds, with an Octave effect mixed into the preset; Black, a version of the UK Modern mutated to Class A, rather than Class AB; and Damaged, rooted in VOX's US Hi-Gain model with more gain and a completely re-voiced and modified EQ to be thicker and darker.
Eleven high-quality effects are built in, including compressor, delay, reverb, compressor and chorus, compressor and phaser, chorus and delay, chorus and reverb, flanger and reverb, tremolo and reverb, and rotary and reverb, plus Noise Reduction. New for the XL series is an Octave effect for massive lead tones. Effect parameters are fully adjustable and a Tap button makes it easy to set your delay time or modulation speed.
Store amp and effect settings. Store your favorite amp and effect settings as a program, containing two different settings (CH1 and CH2). Switch between these settings from the top panel, or by using the optional VFS2 foot switch connected to the rear panel. In addition, there is a preset program for each amp type.
Manual mode. In Manual mode the sound you hear reflects the physical settings of the knobs. You're in control. Connect an optional VFS2 dual foot switch (sold separately) to switch programs or bypass effects. A power level control (adjusts the output wattage of the power amp. This means that even when the master volume is turned up all the way to drive the Valve Reactor power amp, you can adjust the volume without losing any tone.
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Reviewed by 13 customers
I just bought this home today and I could not stop playing it! I actually played it at the store, and after the pre tube has warmed up a bit, this thing was just BREATHING! The closed back design really helped alot to bring out the riff-tight lows most metal players love. Plenty of high gain madness to keep you guessing what this thing will do next! After sitting with it in the store for an hour, I ended up bringing it home. If you love the high gain tones in your sound, YOU NEED THIS Vox Valvetronix AD30VT-XL AMP!!!
Just picked this up at a local music store. Overall great rock amp also get some good blues and jazz tones. Heres some great advice, DONT DO ANYTHING TIL YOU READ THE MANUAL!!! This amp is far from easy to use but once you get the hang of it its good. The footswitch is quite useful and the power level its great if you're just bedroom jamming. Worth the money. Get one!
I'm used to playing on high end tube amps, but I needed something that I could play at home atlow volume. For what it is- a practice amp - the Vox is just perfect. I don't think I would gig with it, but thats not what I got it for. In my opinion the majority of the distortions on it sound bad, but the ones that sound good sound better than I expect in a practice amp. If you're looking for a something to play shows with save up and buy something awesome, but for the money this Vox is wonderful and has better tone than any amp I've played in its price range.
This amp is great! It has a very powerful gain, it's easy to figure out, and it is Loud! This is as loud as most 50w amps! I Play lead guitar in a band, and this is fine for a club/bar gig. The only downside is it does not come with a footswitch, but thats cheep. Great quality i've used it for a year and it's as good as new.
This vox is really a cool amp. Going from a 15w Behringer to this makes guitar playing so much more enjoyable. The effects on this thing are amazing and allow for endless hours of serious entertainment. Ive come up with some pretty evil sounds by just mixing and matching on the distortion and the effects. You can really tweak this thing. The clean channels are pretty nice as well. This little sucker get pretty loud as well. I compared it to a Line 6 when I was shopping for a new amp and it just blew it away. Probably the sickest amp for a metal player and definitley worth every penny.
I tried one of these out today at a local music store with a B.C. Rich NJ Series Warlock. I was expecting more of a tube sound given the 12ax7 preamp tube and the touted Valvetronix technology. Sounded solid state to me. Yes, I like tube amps and own a Soldano Hot Rod and a new Orange Tiny Terror. I bought the Tiny Terror as an alternative to this. I'm so glad I did. The sound out of the Tiny Terror blows this amp away. Sure, this one has all these effects but at the core this is not so great. This amp is a house of cards as far as I'm concerned. Why keep looking for a solid state amp that sounds like a tube amp when you can just go out and buy a tube amp and be sure it will sound like a tube amp?I'm glad I bought my Tiny Terror over this. Granted, I wasn't able to program anything or tweak too muchbeyond the knobs but I can't believe it would make so much difference.Lots of plastic on this thing and if you go to the reviews at harmony central you will see this is a problem for some people specifically with the input jack falling inside of the unit.I wanted to like this given all the great reviews but it just wasn't for me. I'm sticking with the real thing.
This is an AMAZING amp for the price. I own a Mesa Boogie F-50 with a BBE sonic Maximizer, EQ, and Compressor in the effects loop and this Vox amp still impressed me. I plan on getting this to use for practice and for gigs for rotary effects and harmonizers!!!! GREAT AMP!!!!
The Vox Valvetronix AD30VT-XL is an incredible amp. Great value at a great price, and, unlike the Line 6 Spider III, its tube! The reason I gave quality a 1.5 is because recently I brought it along to a friend's house, and when I got there we plugged her in and... Everything was turned full blast, and nothing. I believe it was due to the hot car, but come on, for a prestigious brand like Vox that shouldn't happen. I'll get a replacement soon. Other than the issues, this is a must buy.
I own a Vox Tonelabe SE, the regular AD30VT, and now the AD30VT XL. Valvetronix technology is fabulous. It really does sound and play like a tube amp. BTW: there is no such thing as a practice amp. This may be only 30 watts, but put a Shure 57 mic in front of it and it can be stadium-loud! Yes, you could gig with this. I HAVE gigged with this. The tones are so good at such a great price there is no reason to buy a bunch of one-sound $2K amps anymore; you can have the same sounds from your Vox!
this amp is soo nice! i just got it a few days ago and i love it. its just perfect for heavy rock, metal, crunch, and all that good stuff. if u need a really good amp at a extreamly good price, this is perfect. once more. nice!!!!!!!