The Vox DA5 boasts a collection of 11 amp sound styles, built-in effects, and 24-bit/44.1 kHz signal processing. Can operate on battery power for ultimate portability. 11 controllable effects include ... Click To Read More About This Product
The Vox DA5 boasts a collection of 11 amp sound styles, built-in effects, and 24-bit/44.1 kHz signal processing. Can operate on battery power for ultimate portability. 11 controllable effects include auto wah, compressor, delay, reverb, flanger, phaser, chorus, tremolo, and rotary plus noise reduction. .5, 1.5, or 5 watt selectable output lets you overdrive the amp without getting loud. Aux in and separate mic in for accompanying your favorite music and practicing your vocals. Headphone out adds cab tonality for airy, realistic headphone play. Included AC adapter.
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Whenever, I rate a product, I have to take into consideration what else is on the market. The Vox DA-5 rates a perfect 5 out of 5. This rating is in part a comparison to the Roland Microcube. Early today, I gave a very favorable review to the Microcube (4.5), and I take none of it back. I think it is a great, straight-forward digital micro amp. That being said, I believe you get much more value in the Vox DA-5 for the extra fifteen dollars in all the rating categories and in areas not perhaps covered. I owned my Microcube well over a year or more. I've owned the Vox DA-5 for three days, and I was excited enough to write this review. One major difference is in the tone. I believe the Vox DA-5 is brighter than the Roland Microcube. This can be good or bad. The Vox DA-5 takes C batteries instead of AA batteries the Microcube uses. This is a wash in my opinion, as is perhaps, a slight increase in size and perhaps weight. The Vox DA-5 also offers .5, 1.5, and 5.0 watt selections. I believe it plays better with more watts and through the headphones. One would expect this to be the case. Apartment dwellers can still bother neighbors with half a watt, but it might check your sound level to keep you out of trouble. Of course, right away the Vox DA-5 has more amp models and effect choices. I perhaps, would've liked a darker tone like the Microcube on one of the amp models, but perhaps there are limitations. However, I liked all of the amp models offered. My Deluxe American Stratocaster sounded great through the Clean 1. I could hear the difference in the sound level when I picked harder through the Blues 1 which combined with the Autowah was pretty funky. And, the Crunch 1 was pretty tasty for some Kinks and AC/DC. I can't wait to get off the Internet and throw my Gibson on the amp, but I had the bug to let you all know about this cool little amp. I wondered about the editing function, and I wondered about the combination of effects. The editing function is a breeze, even with the combined effects. And, you can always just zero out one of the combined effects. I thought all of the effects top notch for a micro amp. I heard the whoosh of the Leslie Rotor combined with the Reverb. Very diggable; think CREAM: Badge. Chorus combinations also added a bit more to get near the early Beatles sound. I rated this product a 5 out of 5. Maybe, something better will come along, but it's small enough, it's loud enough, it's simple enough; and if you like a bright little amp with a lot of features for the buck. This is it, Dog! I
This is actually my first amp. I love it! Easy to use, lots of cool features and effects that make me sound better than I really am. I was planning on getting the Micro Cube but I was talked into the Vox DA5. I believe this is the better amp. I recomend this product.
I wanted to upgrade my plain vanilla 20-w practice amp with some effects and an additional input for an MP3 player. I also thought it might be nice to have something portable but the few portables that I saw, like Roland?s Micro Cube, seemed to be too much of a compromise. Then I came across this. The DA5 has a nice pallet of effects and descent control over them. The volume is surprising an amp this size and is plenty loud enough for the environments where I want to use it (home, hotel rooms, camping, etc.). I?ve only used the MP3 input, which woks well, but it also has a mic input with level control. Although I?ve only had it few days but it appears to be sturdy enough to withstand the wear and tear of travel. The knobs are recessed and the case is heavy ? with a little care, I expect it to hold up. The DA5 is not substitute for a stack of real equipment. However, it is outstanding for a portable, battery-powered practice amp, and for that, I score it 5 across the board. I have to say, VOX nailed it.
I've had this amp now for over 6 monthes, and I'm telling you this the greatest amp. At first I was thinking this thing is tiny I'm not going to be able to feel the bass of the guitar. I plugged it in and wow was it loud! What's great about it is that you could change the watts and have the gain all the way up and it not bieng so loud. It's got tons of effects and amp modules so you could practicly play any style of music. It was even louder then my drummer! (though not so much louder but still). I highly recommend it to anybody looking for portabilty and who cares for thier tone because with this amp you get both.
Amp has very nice digital effects features and amp modes for such a little baby amp. I needed a battery capable amp for the beach, park, camping, etc. and this little package delivers more than I expected.