If you are stuck in your office at work dreaming about being a rock star that never happened and you feel like jamming to the old times in private then this is the gear for you. A portable amp that literally fits in your pocket. This is one of the best things Vox has done in recent years. It is so simple and easy that you can find just about anywhere and have a jam sessions by yourself. Just bring along your headphones and you guitar and your ready to play.
Vox amPlug AC30 Headphone Guitar Amplifier Features at a Glance:
* Plugs directly into your guitar
* AUX in jack lets you jam along with your CD/MP3 player
* True analog circuit faithfully simulates the response of the original amps
* AC30 emulates the AC30 top boost sound of a vintage Vox AC30
* Up to 15 hours of battery life with supplied AAA batteries
* Quick and easy setup
Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Speakers No Speaker
Effects No Effects
Reverb No Reverb
EQ No EQ
Amp Modeling No Amp Modeling
Number of Models 0
Number of Tubes 0
Preamp Tubes No Tubes
Power Tubes No Tubes
Inputs 1 x Instrument, 1 x Aux (1/8")
Outputs 1 x Headphone
Footswitch I/O No Footswitch
Effects Loop No Effects Loop
Weight .09 lbs. (40g)
Notes VOX AC 30 Voicing
The sound quality is surprising very close to a Vox Ac30 cranked up. They have done a great job capturing the tone from a classic Vox amp and bringing it into a pocket amp. There is no speaker involved so you will have to plug it into your computer or headphones.
Grab any guitar from a Fender Strat to a Les Paul and you have the tone you need to tuck away in your office and jam until closing time. Since it only has one channel you don't have a lot of options for tone wise. What you get is what you get. There are no EQ options so if you like the tone of a classic Vox AC30 and need a pocket amp then this is your ticket. They offer different sounding units just like this to fit your personal tonal needs
I would recommend this unit to anyone who wants a nice little practice pocket amp and has a budget of $40. These units are cheap and won't break your bank too much. They are fun little devises and they have plenty of tonal options if the Vox Ac30 isn't your cup of tea.
The Vox AmPlug AC30 is a small, portable practice guitar amplifier. Although it bears the name AC30, it really doesn't sound like a real AC30. You simply plug this into your guitar, plug your headphones into this, and you're good to go. It is designed to be a practice amp, and really can't be used for anything else that I can think of. It is powered by two AAA batteries. In addition to the headphone jack, it also has an aux jack to plug a CD or Mp3 player into so you can play along with music if you want to.
There isn't much to know at all about using the Vox AmPlug AC30. Once you've plugged your guitar and headphones in, you're good to go. Just control the three parameters of gain, tone, and volume, to your liking and that's all there is to it. The manual is really simple and really just outlines the obvious, so I don't believe it is necessary.
While I won't say that the sound of the Vox AmPlug AC30 is anything to write home about, for what it is to be used for it does the job just fine. It certainly doesn't sound like an AC30, but I doubt anyone was expecting it to anyway. The bottom line with the sound is that it amplifies your guitar sound, making it easy to play your electric on the go without needing a separate amp. It's also great if you want to play without disturbing anyone around you with loud noise. So while I wouldn't expect much from it's sound, it's definitely suitable for practicing.
I wouldn't recommend the Vox AmPlug AC30 in place of a real practice amp, but in addition to having a real amp around, the AmPlug AC30 can definitely be a useful tool. It's sound quality is about what you would expect it to be, which isn't very good, but this most likely isn't the main concern for someone looking into getting one of these. I don't know how the AC30 model compares to the other AmPlugs that they have, but I would imagine that they are all in the same vein. I do wish that this was a few bucks less, but I guess it isn't too expensive. As far as products of this type goes, this is one of the best that I've used, but I'd still only recommend it if it's something that you really need.
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GtrYann's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
All aadj t say on this point, plastic box a little "cheap" but good .... 1 point less
care should be taken not to let it hang around for it takes no time!
Have branch have played, there's no simple, well thought vox! very well for the holidays
So l, let's be clear this is not a combo AC30, the grain is in overdrive raproche is all but already standard for bosses on holiday, a use, a lot of breath really ......
Very good for bosses without hindering holds the purse of your girlfriend is gnial, a good headphone is essential overall rating 8/10 thinking of the prices and simplistic use, I would be more svre comparing it has a real AC30 ... but how could I compar 40 1500 ..... (my AC30 prfr dates from 1964 ....) lol
I play with the amPlug plugs into the jack on the guitar and connected to the headset.
As I play volume MODR I use the gain to cruncher; One wonders what is the point after to have a Vox AC30 with blue alnico speakers so good. It would have told me I would not have believed. And say it is ridiculously small.
Crunch and well prsents heat!
The type of device that makes you want to play without stopping.
The legend vox even in smaller devices. Pay 38 euros this price, it is a very good buy.
I wish the other major brands like Mesa Boogie amp or Bogner out this kind of model.
Orange and Marshall make but not tried because I am on this little tape amPlug !! Help