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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 46 reviews )
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Audiofanzine FR12/16/2010

Audiofanzine FR's review

Vox AD30VT
Originally written by YannaY_5962 on Audiofanzine FR.

Hybrid amp (preamp with 12AX7 tube, solid-state amp)
One footswitch input, one headphones output
30 watts (real watts)
11 amp simulations
11 effects (some dual effects)
Gain, volume, treble, mid, bass, master controls
Level control to adjust the output power (see below)...


Easy to use: just select an amp model and the desired effects, set all controls at the center and start adjusting from there. The manual is clear and will help you fine tune (noise reduction, bypass, etc.)

You can get a good sound easily


It's a swiss army knife: you can play almost anything. If you are a metal freak, you'd better choose the XL version.


I've been using it for three years. The product has been upgraded since I bought it (head + speaker cabinet, FX loop added). How does it sound? Here is a link:

Only two memory locations.

The level control is a great feature: you can adjust the output power from 1 to 30 watts keeping the same gain level. This means you can play in your bedroom or with your band with the same sound.
The amp also sounds very good with a pair of headphones.

There's a new version out (VT30) so you can probably find the AD30VT for a few bucks.
Don't hesitate!

mooseherman's review"Digital Amp Modeler has inconsistent tone"

Vox AD30VT
This is a modeling combo amp, a digital one, made by Vox. It has a tube pre-amp, which is what Vox would have you believe makes it sound just like a Tube amp. It's not, though. Don't believe them. The tube output is what makes a tube amp sound like a tube amp. This has a 30 watt circuit. There are eleven different amp models as well as eleven effects. There are two programmable channels of customized sounds that can be controlled with a footswtich (sold seperately). There are controls for gain, volume, bass, middle, treble, presence, and effects, which range from reverb (3 different kinds) to delay, tremolo, chorus, flanger, and a few combinations of effects.


Getting a good sound out of this amp is actually quite difficult. Like most modeling amps, this one is great for getting a lot of different types of tones. However, most of the amp models are quite limited in their application. That is, they aren't very flexible, unlike a tube amp, which will respond differently to differences in dynamics, pickups, pedals, etc. The manual will explain how to use the effects, but it will still be difficult. I actually find it quite difficult to control the effects to this day, even after having gone over it in the manual several times.


The sounds on this amp have a wide variety of ranges, but none of them are particularly great. They do imitate everything from on old Roland Jazz Chorus to a Vox AC30, to a Marshall tube stack, to a boutique high-gain amp, but none of them really are all that fantastic sounding. The closest one would have to be the AC30 but that's to be expected as it's made by Vox. I think that that sound is the only one I tend to use, as it has been more than applicable to most of my needs, from rock to blues and such. The effects on this amp are also pretty weak, to be honest, since they are pretty generic-sounding and have limited flexibility (and what flexibility they do have is difficult to achieve, because of the aforementioned difficulties in adjusting them.)


I like the flexibility of tones, which will work for gigs that require it, but I don't like the fact that few, if any, of these tones are exceptionally good. I don't like the effects either, because they are tough to adjust and don't sound very good. I'm not sure why I ever messed with this line of amps, I probably expected better from Vox, but I guess their new products don't do justice to their old ones.
MGR/Born in the \'50\'s11/17/2004

MGR/Born in the \'50\'s's review"Vox AD30VT"

Vox AD30VT
I bought this amp from Nicholson music in Folsom, CA and paid $239.00. Nicholson is my local music supply store and offered the same price as Guitar Center.

Since I could only afford one amplifier I looked at all available 30 watt amps. I was looking for warm tone with some decent effects. Once I was turned on to the Vox AD30VT I was pleasantly surprised by the warmth of the amp and its features. It models eleven amps in both preset and manual mode. Therefore one can modify any attribute of the setup. There are eleven effects - seven are combinations. The guitarist can adjust the "amount" of effect with a knob. There is also a noise reduction setting the guitarist can adjust when playing a single coil pickup or using high gain.

I would prefer to have each of the effects independent of one another. That way I could invoke each one singly or in any combination I choose.

Very solid unit. It has a metal grate front one would think would rattle but it doesn't.

Cool amp. It requires reading the manual (really!) but it is simple to operate. I'd buy it again.

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sbastien6229's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good price / quality"

Vox AD30VT
Mix with a modeling lamp amp if I'm wrong.
Two independent channels (modeling, EQ and effects).
No effects loop.
Otherwise everything has already been said in other reviews.


Configuration fairly easy.
Two memory presets, Personal is a bit tight. Another shortcoming is that it does not know the original position of the knobs presets (so you have a little grope for change)


I play a little of everything: jazz, pop, rock, funk metal ... except with an Epiphone Dot. I use all the sounds (from factory presets including modified dosage effects) except for high gain sounds.

Average effects and reverb a little invasive. However this little enough to color his or her base is closer to the sound of his favorite artists. I do not know if it is compatible pedal
The HP 10 is quite low in the draft, I understand those who wish.


For 5 or 6 years. Only at home or some cattle / rpeter. Lent to a friend for small scenes. I played on the wrong Marschall (Valvestate) as good (JCM 800 and 900), Fender (Twin Reverb) or Roland Jazz Chorus (top).

So to summarize: a good little amp sound flattering, ideal for home and powerful enough to repeat with no nags musicians. Lightweight and full not need external pedals if you're not too demanding (two channels with two different sounds).
Two defects: hp draft and only two memories for personal settings.

I would do this choice, quality / great price (at the time).

lugduweb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good amp for beginners electric guitar"

Vox AD30VT
30 Watts (max adjustable back with a potentiometer)
Comes with a footswitch (bundled)
Modeling of sounds corresponding to different amp types:
Shop-CL Dumble Overdrive Special Clean Channel
Black-2x12 Fender Blackface Twin Reverb '65
Tweed Bassman 4x10 '59 Fender Tweed
'62 Vox AC15 AC15-
AC30TB-Vox AC30 Top Boost '63
UK-70s Marshall JTM-45 or '65 Marshall 100W Super Lead (plexi) '68
UK-80s Marshall JCM800 100W '83
UK-Modern 2000 '01 Marshall JCM 2000
UK-numetal Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier '01
-US HiGain Mesa Boogie Mark IV '94
Dumble Overdrive OD-Boutique Overdrive Special Channel

Effects: reverb, delay, reverb rotary, tremolo reverb, flanger reverb, chorus reverb, chorus, delay, comp chorus, phaser comp, comp, auto wah
Tap Edit, bypass

Adjustment potentiometers: Gain, Volume, Treble, middle, bass
Ability to save two sounds and the footswitch to control or adjust the sound manually


The configuration of the amplifier is quite simple which makes it a perfect amp for beginners.
Manual: downloadable on the internet.

Two defects:
-The sound volume is quite variable between different amp models and it is sometimes difficult to have two sounds with a homogeneous volume.
One is forced to choose a type of amplifier that can duplicate an effects pedal. In this case we must take the Black 2x12 is the most neutral.


It covers different types of sounds thanks to the amp models:

Guitars used: Aria Pro II Mad axis ST-01-3D Epiphone Les Paul Studio Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded, Fender Stratocaster SRV signing.

I mostly use the sounds Black 2x12, Tweed 4x1, AC15, AC30, UK70 UK80 and.
Music: Rock, Blues, Funk


I have this amp for 5 years and I think I will soon change now that I want to explore a little more amp models in my effects pedal.
I got a Park before (10W), which was not really great.
The price / quality ratio is excellent.
I definitely recommend it for beginners.

Fasol21's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good amp"

Vox AD30VT
Tube preamp, amp transistor.

The small spits his father 30W more than well! (Even very good), if you do not want to play with the knobs just turned the volume (not to adjust its super sound), there is a button that reduces the power back, which is great!

The knobs from left to right: selection of amp simulation, gain, volume, treble, middle, bass, effects, and the overall volume

For effects, is something to please: Chorus, Phaser, Reverb, autowah, compressor, tremolo and so on, in short it is the VOX

Level connectivity, a jack, a line out and headphone jack in "big jack" (I include, it must be of 5.1)


The configuration is quite simple, I quickly understood how it worked, we easily get a good sound!

Not having had the manual I can not say anything (but must be on the internet). It may prove useful for adjusting effects and presets.


This amp is well suited to my style of music, the amp models are just EXCELLENT! Clean / AC30 / 4x10 Tweed and Company: slamming are obtained clean or clean creamy.

Then continuing to turn the knob, we will do the overdrive voltage such British rock of the 70s. A treat!

When we continue, we go towards the good that send distos steak!

I play with a Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top, and the association with this amp is going very well!

Sometimes I connect my Takamine electro-acoustic to enjoy the reverb or other effects (this is not an acoustic amp but it's OK with honors)


I use this amp for over a year, I tested the Peavey and Fender amps. I hesitated between the one and a small tube amp Ibanez very punchy, but I finally cracked the VOX for its panel of its greatly enlarged.

For the price / quality ratio, compared to what I saw, it's downright unbeatable purchase as it looks!

hhub17's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" nice and quiet for the neighbors"

Vox AD30VT
tube preamp, power amp transistor.
30watts that sound, but a gear on the back (knob) which reduces the racket, as if we had a 10Watt, you can put in background without disturbing the neighbors. Well, there is also a headphone jack for the silence and smashes the eardrums.
just connect: an input jack, a line-out jack, a footswitch jack.
settings and effects from left to right:
- Selectors amp models (Marshall imitation etc.).
- Gain
- Volume
- Treble / middle / low
- Effects selector (one at a time of self whah to reverb through the tremolo, phaser etc.). Good troubleshooting, not at a super effective and adjustable pro, but does not sound practical and too bad.
- Master volume.
In addition, or rather in front of these knobs, are various buttons that switch A / B (clear / distortion) and manual or preset amp.
A little tricky to handle, we can meet if we do not blunder, with his death that kills you not looking at all, such as super distophaser you want to play forbidden games.


The setup is so simple that "we branch, we play." Is the price of the possibilities of this contraption, rather complicated after all.
The manual is on the internet, I have not really had a look, I plug in, I change the channel when it goes wrong, and I play mostly flat year so I watch out the power reduction.
This gives a good sound easy, but if we look for the little beast and / or super sound quality, it is better to buy effects, a multi-effects or out on a computer with sound processing.
That said, I prefer this amp overruns to those of the Line6 Toneport, so I take the line out, I plug the Toneport to register these sounds there.


Suits my style of music: DIY house, so things are going well.
Which types of sound: a little all that comes to hand, it will also, it is very versatile, it is ideal to look for her and losing her to spend the afternoon setting effect, instead of actually playing.
I play it with all my guitars or almost: strato, Godin, classic (with a Micro Piezo € 30), and 12-string folk piezo. When I said you can waste time on it ...
I like the saturation, not too clean sounds (benefit Toneport and headphone).


I have over 4 / 5 years I have tried one or two others, and it's versatility and the price for the opportunity I was seduced. After he does not move, followed two different paths and car moves without flinching and reliable running.
What I love most: the versatility and value.
The least: I would like to have a bin or even Orange amp Mark Knopler, but it's not the same price, and would perhaps learn to play rather than tinkering!
Value: + + +
With experience, I would invest perhaps in a more "all lamps" for the clean and smooth distortion Supreme, but otherwise I think it has not too many competitors, the Fender are more recent but a little expensive, but Line6's a good reference, a Toneport or Pod sound good on it as well.
Otherwise, I would buy the same at the same price ...

micky1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good amp for beginners"

Vox AD30VT
A transistor amplifier equipped with the valve reactor VOX's supposed to warm up the lamp so.

Both say the lamp is on for the marketing ...

The amp is a numerical modeling

It is 30W and has two programmable channels.

It is equipped with an HP 10 "vox not great but does the job.

Note an interesting headphone jack and the ability to use a footswitch to change presets and activate / select the effect Inactive


The configuration is not easy according to the simulation, however, remaining soft on the EQ and do not always push the gain 10on doing pretty well.

The digital board effeets are not exactly terrible, but not really necessary either, it's a good way to test different effects at low cost


Simulations with the quality it offers (the overdrive react to the attack and volume knob, it is far from Roland Cube sounding like the guitar or whatever the game), it is easy to find the sound that goes well (clean, OD or distortion rock, see metal)

After it is dedicated for use at home (already too powerful for such use but manageable), it is rough-volume repeat because of its low HP.


For use at home can do it, but for my part I sold it for quite some time. Even if the models are real, they are still a bit cold (it's not the cata either).

Since I came back on numerical modeling Vox (Korg actually) via Pandora, which is ideal for me to play with headphones at home without making a sound (listen to a song in MP3 at the same time).

bobbyto's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A little disappointed"

Vox AD30VT
Hybrid amplifier with 30W attenuator
- Ten amp simulation
- Reverb, delay, chorus, phaser, wah
- Equa: bass, mid, treble
- Volume and gain


Simple configuration for which the choice of amplifier, gain, volume, equa. Many possible configurations.

The adjustment effect is more complex as is possible with two buttons I think.

Easy to achieve good sound anyway, especially with the power attenuator.


It happens to have a lot of sounds with the simulation:
- Nice clean sounds, although far from a fender blues junior or a Vox AC15.
- The crunch: it works well on all that is Marshall.
- Distortion: bof for all that is high gain.
I use mainly clean and with the marshall.

I find it very low and suddenly the sound is "dark". Difficult to get crystal clear sound. Likely that the speaker is there for something and my little playroom

I also find that push a little volume allows for a more "homogeneous", if the bass predominate.

Tested with a lag roxanne RS1000 and a schecter 006.


I tried a lot of models in the same price range and it is true that it was not bad.

Today for the same price range (about 300 €) we find all low-power lamps and I can not do it again the same choice. Indeed, while the sound of a lamp is incomparable, especially with speakers of the same size as the VT30.

The advantage of the hybrid for me is to have a wide range of sounds, with adjustable volume. And no messy cables between the pedals, ... For home, while the 15W lamp above is redundant (the marshall class 5 (5W) is too powerful for use in apartment ...).

Elpoutro's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great for work at home"

Vox AD30VT
Modeling amp, everything is already said about the specifications.


Emulated amps are rather heterogeneous which allows for a wide range of different sounds. Easily recognized some famous amps which can easily tweak the settings. It is rather simple to understand and use.
As for cons-effects: the setting of each of the 11 effects is via a single knob and two buttons that you must play to change the settings (for example, if you set the delay effect: following the buttons held, The knob adjusts the number of repetitions, the time delay, or the mix effect). You will have to keep your manual with you if you want to know how to tune each effect if (like me) you have a memory of goldfish. If not, you should just default settings that are rather off-putting: Vox programmed default settings that make sound effects to the cartoon: personal, I was put off at first and I did not use the any effects until I take the time to refine the settings manually with the knob mysterious "Swiss knife".

For those who hesitate (as I hesitated) between the new version VoxVT30 the price of this new and this Vox AD30VT-hand, here are some guidelines:
- The new version twice as many effects and amps. For me, 11 amps is too many and I only use three of the 11 effects rested on the old version. After that, it's up to you.
- The new version has a separate reverb knob system selection effect: big advantage because it is not possible to link two effects (self-whawha with reverb for example) on the AD30VT (relativize: vox still dedicated to coupling a tremolo effects and a reverb for example). The reverb is separate I think the big advantage of the new version.
- The AD30VT has only two memories: ie you can save your settings (amp + effects and their parameters refined) to keep two of your favorite sounds. The new version has more memory slots, giving it an advantage.
- A guy told me that the sounds of the new version was more realistic ... Personally, I felt no difference ...
For my part, I found the AD30VT used 100 euros to the sell of my neighborhood and I do not regret.


Here are emulated amps (according to what is said on the net and that means easy for some of them):

- Shop Clean - Dumble
- Black - Fender Twin Reverb
- Tweed - Fender Bassman
- AC15 Vox AC15
- AC30TB: Vox AC30 top boost channel wth.
- UK70's - Marshall Super Lead Plexi
- Uk80's - Marhsall JCM800
- Modern UK - Marshall JCM2000 DSL
- Nu Metal - Mesa / Boogie Dual Recto
- US High Gain - Soldano SLO100
- Boutique OD - Dumble OD Special

Personally, I like blues rock and am in love with the sound of the Bassman 57 (turn up the gain is hot) and Dumble in overdrive (for endless solos).
I have not had the pleasure of testing these amps legend true, but I think the minutes of a simulation can not yet match that of a real amp. The proof that none of the 11 sounds of the Vox I admit when I face up to my Peavey Classic30: A tube amp that has its own sound for him but I get a lot more out nuances of my next game and the momentum is incomparable.


I really like my Peavey Classic 30 that I use to repeat's and representations (that is a big word But impossible to use at home to work. The Vox knob with his power reduction allows me to have a very decent sound at low volume. I greatly appreciate having many sonic possibilities because it allows me to experiment with different styles and varied.

The 30w Vox's seem a little weak for use in a group but still enough to exploit it in rehearsal at the time.

In short: great amp to work at home and experiment with styles. For group play with a bassist "talkative" and drummer "On", then you should probably another amp.