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AGA150, Acoustic-Electric Guitar Amplifier from Vox in the AGA series.


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Vox AGA150 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Vox
  • Model: AGA150
  • Series: AGA
  • Category: Acoustic-Electric Guitar Amplifiers
  • Added in our database on: 03/24/2010

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Vox AGA150 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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Day after day03/19/2013

Day after day's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vox AGA150
Guitar amp (electro) acoustic two-channel transistor. It delivers 150W (parait-il. .. I do not care whether it's true, the only thing I know is that with him and sending you what to deal with all situations up 'that a sound does not come to cover you ... but this time you can transplant in eh ;-)).
One of the two channels has a pre-amplification lamp.
The amp offers a simple but effective connections: XLR or Jack for both inputs.
Each channel has a volume, reverb, a 3-band EQ + 1 potentiometer called "color" my faith very nice sculpts the sound very well (in fact I almost did not touch the EQ on this thing there!)
And a DI output for tuner
Two auxiliary inputs.
Master volume and anti-feedback complete the picture.
A socket for a footswitch (I do not even know what it can be used!)
This is not the most comprehensive but ultimately it provides most of what you really use!

UTILIZATION

Forget the manual, it's too fastoche :-)
Both channels are good. The lamp brings a real plus in terms of heat. It colors the sound a bit but it's very musical.
For guitar and voice is perfect. Equalization is more efficient but the real pot is what "color" your sound really embellished with a flick of the wrist.
The reverb sounds well and good overall achieved really good.
No breath (except when it opens a lot but the signal / noise ratio is largely in your favor!)

SOUNDS

It can get a little all the sounds you want.
It will also depend on al guitar. I played with the Takamine preamp equipped um CT4-DX (18 volts) or J-45 equipped with a sensor LR Baggs Element.
In both cases it works better than good, it just takes a little correct small defects depending on the source and the acoustics of the place.
For voice as it's all good!

OVERALL OPINION

I utlise for 9 months. Before I had a ACX1000 of Behringer.
Without denying because it allowed me to start having something versatile and not too expensive, its level is the day and night.
I love everything about it: sound, light, potentiometer "color", especially the reverb and its format super handy!
If I had the choice and budget all my followers I équiperai musicians of this gem instead of having to carry their stuff sounding shrill or blowing!
A really good product and a great price / quality ratio that only Fishman Loudbox from home concurencer come now to me.
There are probably better ... but at what price?
And to amplify what? Piezo?
Yeah ... no it's good I keep my AGA150!
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vincislex02/17/2012

vincislex's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Very beautiful sounds ..."

Vox AGA150
2 Independent Channels
- A normal
- Tube Pre: preamp tube

By channel:

Settings:
- Volume (gain, whatever) with LED "clip"
- Bass, Middle, Treble for EQ
- Color
- Reverb
- Switch to Chorus

- Master volume
- Anti-Feedback
- A button "Mute All"

Input:

Per channel: Guitar and XLR + phantom power switch + High / Low

rear:
- Jack Stereo 6.35 (converted to mono)
- Mini-Stereo Jack CD/MP3
- A footswitch (bypass effect and All Mute)
- A DI-OUT XLR
- A Tuner Out

150w amplifier transistor: Speaker 6.5 "+ tweeter.

This amp sound is well equipped.

It is very compact (Width 373mm x Depth 362mm x Height: 331mm), lightweight (12.2 kg).

In look, it is black with edges well rounded and the famous fabric style "Tweed" black front speaker.

The buttons are typical products of VOX. I love it.

Although this is very rare on the amps "sound", it lacks an effect loop and an output "per channel". The DI-OUT will not only send one to a table singing + guitar for example ... Too bad!

Haa yes! The manual. Not rocket science, but only in English (even on the manufacturer's website - haaa our English friends). on the other hand, there is a lamp ... and I have not seen (and not looked either) how to change it ... not a word about it in the manual ...

UTILIZATION

This amp is set up like any good amp:

Gain, EQ, master volume ... Not rocket science.

EXTRAS:
- The knobs Bass, Middle, Treble are accurate and extensive ... You can really play with the frequencies to sound better at his instrument ...
- The All-Mute button is very convenient, fingertip (or foot with the optional footswitch that I did not buy) it avoids any noise when not playing - me playing in a group ... sometimes I let go of the guitar to sing alone, or simply to give. In short, handy.
- The two independent channels that can really be to have two different sounds for a single instrument or connecting two instruments, an instrument or a microphone and singing ... Briefly: versatile.

THE LEAST:
- Next to the "gain" of each channel there is a witness "clip" that saturates when rougeoit ... BUT, it "compresses" the sound to a level determined by VOX (probably to protect the amp) and decreases the volume. This is quite disturbing. In short, impossible to saturate with this amp ...
- The lack of an effects loop. Certainly there is a reverb (with only the amount of reverb) and chorus (without any adjustment possible) but nothing beats the effects pedals dedicated (I have a nice collection)
- The single output DI-Out, which is nothing but a "bypass" which sends the signal directly input to the output XLR. This is an integrated DI ...




SOUNDS

With the finer settings, the two channels have a wide range of sounds.

Channel "normal" amplifies the guitar with precision ... according to their tastes and needs, the EQ does a great job.

Channel "PreTube" gives a warmer, more compact, round with the lamp and gives that little color "bluesy" well nice ...

I play a Takamine rosette with micro ... (Probably not the best microphone to amplify an acoustic guitar -> I'll change that).

As stated above I have a nice amount of effects to add that I love the sound of the acoustic
- MXR Phase 90
- Maxon CS-550 Stereo Chorus
- Flashback TC Electronic Delay
- TC Electronic Hall of fame
- HBE Uno Mos (Boost)
- MXR Distortion +

But, since there is no effects loop, the signal reaches the receiver after passing through all these pedals ... From the sound of the guitar connected directly or through any pedals (even true bypass ) the sound is very different ... It proves that the signal is "rendered" by the amplifier, because the inevitable loss of signal with all the pedals means very much.

SO, what I do is ride a pedal "effects loop" to limit the loss of signal ...

I know that sounds heretical, but I like to add some "distortion" a slight crunch on the sound of acoustics. The sound of a slamming metal and more acoustic with a slight saturation gives rhythm that hit well ... But, clearly this amp is not made for that ...

Trying to store I played on a guitar with microphone integrated piezo => I'll raise my sound on both the definition of sound is different compared to micro ceiling rose ...

I have tried for only one rehearsal ... but I have to take the time to test the effects of different assemblies, setting the input levels and equalization to get the sound I like ...


OVERALL OPINION

As said, I just bought it and I have only tested during a single repetition.

Small clarification: we are in group 5.

- Electric guitar on a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III
- An electric guitar on all lamp Blackstar
- A bass player on a big amp transistor
- A drummer who bangs "normally"

And all this in a small room of 16m ²! In short, to cover the battery, we play hard, too hard (we all plugs hearing protection, otherwise it is untenable)

And there, despite everything, 150W seem limited ... This is not a defect but rather a particular sound ... No amp has been designed to cover two big amps electric lamp that spit good distortion ...

Use in "solo" you realize the expertise of VOX. The sounds are beautiful ... the difference between the channel and the normal lamp is clearly audible and it's really a pleasure to spend from one to the other (require "fitting" with footswitch) to ring the sound differently.

A big + for connecting a microphone singing. My voice is clear though, the included reverb does wonders even if it is summarized in its simplest form and the EQ really lets give a beautiful tone to my voice ...

It's the same with the guitar. This EQ is excellent and you can really play with her ... I promise that the crystalline notes of an arpeggio with the pedal and Delay / Reverb TC or electronic you "draw" the hair as it is musical. (Rhaaa why there is no effects loop!!).

I love the precision of the settings and the sound that emerges is that to hear the subtleties of sound typical of an acoustic ...

In addition, we have not the slightest fart breath, the sound is pure and bright well ...

I wish I had more power ... but this seems rare with an amp sound.

I hope I have convinced you! I am! I will come again decorate me with time ...

CONCLUSION

If you are looking for a small amp for powerful sound, please. It sounds great ... and doubled guitar - voice Works Wonders ... Compared to a Roland AC-60 is much better because there is no digital in all this ... this is the real sound that comes out. The lamp gives a very different ... and I'm anxious to try my electric guitar in it ...
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