Vox Valvetronix VT100 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp  

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The Vox Valvetronix VT100 is a 100W combo amp that gives you 22 amp models ranging from the latest high-gain types to hard-to-find boutique and vintage amplifiers. The Vox VT100 also boasts a full com... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Vox Valvetronix VT100 is a 100W combo amp that gives you 22 amp models ranging from the latest high-gain types to hard-to-find boutique and vintage amplifiers. The Vox VT100 also boasts a full complement of effects, allowing it to cover the needs of a wide variety of styles and performance techniques. The Valvetronix amp also includes 66 preset programs, including 22 song programs that simulate the guitar sounds of famous guitarists. Now even beginners can start enjoying serious guitar sound right away.

The VOX Valve Reactor circuit is the key factor that separates the Valvetronix amplifiers from other modeling amps. The 100% analog original power amp circuit actually has the same power amp circuit as a full-tube amp, using a 12AX7 miniature triode to reproduce a distinctive tube amp sound unattainable by digital technology. In other words, it replicates aspects that have an important influence on the sound of a tube amp, such as the power amp's class A/AB operation and the interaction of the power stage with the speaker. You get not only the response of the original amp's power amp circuitry, but also the power amp's distortion as well as the nuances and subjective sound pressure of a full-tube amp.

Features
  • 100W combo amp
  • Vox Valve Reactor circuit uses a 12AX7 to produce real tube power amp sound
  • 22 realistic amp models are built in, ranging from the latest high-gain types to unobtainable legendary boutique amps and vintage amps
  • 12 high-quality effects including independent reverb, rivaling the quality of dedicated units
  • 3 banks (basic, effected, and song) are provided for each amp model, giving you a total of 66 preset programs
  • 22 programs of "song presets" simulate the sounds of famous guitarists
  • You can save 8 of your own edited programs
  • Power level control allows you to adjust the output wattage of the power amp, so you can obtain that distinctive power amp distortion even at low output levels
  • Headphone output lets you practice at home, day or night
Specifications
  • Amp Models: Boutique CL, Deluxe Tweed, Super 4x10, AC15TB, AC30HH, Express Train, AC50CP2, UK 25TH, US '90s, UK Modern, Boutique Metal, Modded CL, Tweed 2x12, Tweed 4x10, AC15, AC30TB, Boutique OD, AC30BM, UK '80s, Cali Metal, UK '90s, Metal Bull
    12 Effect Models: Delay, Tape Echo, Chorus, Comp, Octave, Flanger, Phaser, Rotary, Tremolo, Pitch, Reverb, Noise Reduction
    Number of amp types: 22
    Number of programs: 66 preset, 8 user
    Input/output jacks: 1 x Input, 1 x Foot SW jack, 1 x Phone jack,
    Power amp output: Maximum 100W RMS @8 ohms
    Speaker: w x VOX original (12", 8 ohm)
    Signal processing A/D conversion: 24-bit, D/A conversion: 24-bit, Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
    Power supply requirements: AC, local voltage
    Included items: power cable
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty.


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4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Best Modeling Amp. Period.

I have owned many amps over the years, and now that I am actively gigging in a classic rock cover band again, the quest for great on-stage tone has become more intense. After...Read complete review

I have owned many amps over the years, and now that I am actively gigging in a classic rock cover band again, the quest for great on-stage tone has become more intense. After using many Peavey, Marshall, Fender, and Line 6 amps on stage, I was getting frustrated by my difficulty getting killer Fender Tweed, Marshall, and High-Gain tones out of the same rig in a live situation. The closest I got was with the Spider Valve 212, which sounded pretty good, but ultimately I found that I couldn't dial out the "digital hash" in the high end, which was too harsh to be inspiring. On a whim, I decided to try the Vox VT100. After taking some time to try different amp models and EQ/gain settings, I came up with a package of 8 user presets that I have now gigged with twice. All I can say is, I've finally achieved the inspiring on-stage tone I have been seeking for such a long time, across the board, from Fenders to Marshalls. This amp sounds great with both my Strat and my Les Paul, from southern rock to Led Zeppelin and even progressive hard rock. Been playing for 30 years, and this is hands down the best amp I've ever owned (modeling or non-modeling)! The effects are limited but sound great, especially the chorus. I also use a good delay pedal in the effects loop for more flexibility. I also use my Sparkle Drive with the Strat to add a little more dirt to the solos when using the Tweed patch. To my ears, the amp models on the VT100 are much more natural and musical sounding than those on the SV 212. The two speakers are great, and the amp really pushes air with authority. The low end is dynamic and punchy, and the high end is detailed and articulate, with some decent sparkle, which is interesting considering there is no presence control on the VT series. The variable power knob in the back is brilliant, allowing great tones at any volume (and this really works, it's not just a gimmick). The VT100 has plenty of volume on tap, but the amp cuts through in a band situation very well without needing excessive volume. To me this is one of the hallmarks of a good amp. The VT100 is just an extremely musical sounding amp. That pretty much sums it up for me!

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Great sound. Poor build quality.

I love the way this amp sounds. Most of the amp models are very good. Especially the Vox models. The quality of parts on this amp are however disappointing. I've had problems with...Read complete review

I love the way this amp sounds. Most of the amp models are very good. Especially the Vox models. The quality of parts on this amp are however disappointing. I've had problems with cheap input jacks which had to be replaced and the tube socket which cracked due to heat from the tube.

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(37 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely Amazing Amp!

By K

from Charleston, SC

I have owned many guitar amps over the years including Marshall Stacks (JVM, TSL Series), Vox Ac-30, Fender Twins including two 1972 models and others. The thing that has always been a problem is the twin sounds great for blues/country but has too much mid range for metal/rock. Marshall amps are wonderful for rock but the buck stops there. I found myself hauling a half stack and two twins around in order to accomplish the sound I was looking for. Then, I played the Vox VT amps and fell in love. I purchased two of the 50 watt versions and was unhappy with the low end, so I purchased two of the 100 watt amps. The 100 watt has got balls and truly is like owning all of these great amps, cause I did owe many of them. The amp can produce virtually any sound you want outside of the 22 amps built in. You can arrange the amp any way you like, bypassing all effects and models if needed. Bottom line... Buy the amp,

(35 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Modeling Amp. Period.

By StratPete

from Woodbridge, VA

I have owned many amps over the years, and now that I am actively gigging in a classic rock cover band again, the quest for great on-stage tone has become more intense. After using many Peavey, Marshall, Fender, and Line 6 amps on stage, I was getting frustrated by my difficulty getting killer Fender Tweed, Marshall, and High-Gain tones out of the same rig in a live situation. The closest I got was with the Spider Valve 212, which sounded pretty good, but ultimately I found that I couldn't dial out the "digital hash" in the high end, which was too harsh to be inspiring. On a whim, I decided to try the Vox VT100. After taking some time to try different amp models and EQ/gain settings, I came up with a package of 8 user presets that I have now gigged with twice. All I can say is, I've finally achieved the inspiring on-stage tone I have been seeking for such a long time, across the board, from Fenders to Marshalls. This amp sounds great with both my Strat and my Les Paul, from southern rock to Led Zeppelin and even progressive hard rock. Been playing for 30 years, and this is hands down the best amp I've ever owned (modeling or non-modeling)! The effects are limited but sound great, especially the chorus. I also use a good delay pedal in the effects loop for more flexibility. I also use my Sparkle Drive with the Strat to add a little more dirt to the solos when using the Tweed patch. To my ears, the amp models on the VT100 are much more natural and musical sounding than those on the SV 212. The two speakers are great, and the amp really pushes air with authority. The low end is dynamic and punchy, and the high end is detailed and articulate, with some decent sparkle, which is interesting considering there is no presence control on the VT series. The variable power knob in the back is brilliant, allowing great tones at any volume (and this really works, it's not just a gimmick). The VT100 has plenty of volume on tap, but the amp cuts through in a band situation very well without needing excessive volume. To me this is one of the hallmarks of a good amp. The VT100 is just an extremely musical sounding amp. That pretty much sums it up for me!

(27 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great sound. Poor build quality.

By Scotto

from Henderson, Nevada

I love the way this amp sounds. Most of the amp models are very good. Especially the Vox models. The quality of parts on this amp are however disappointing. I've had problems with cheap input jacks which had to be replaced and the tube socket which cracked due to heat from the tube.

(22 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What? Me buy a VOX????

By Joe B

from Atlanta Ga.

I've owned many amps over the years. Fender mostly and then Peavey. In the market for a modeling amp, I narrowed it down to Peavey, Line 6 and Marshall. Didn't like the Fender at all. I quickly wrote off the Marshall. Shrill and tinny as in the past. Narrowed it down to Peavey and Line 6. Salesman suggested the 100VT. Due to my previous experience with VOX, I used some colorful language in turning him down. He plugged me into the 100VT. I, well, played it for about a half hour. I fell in love with it! Didn't want one out of the box. I bought their demo and they chopped big bucks off the already great price. Takes awhile to get used to the settings but once that is down, It's a totally awesome amp. Beyond totally awesome. Great for recording and live stuff. Buy the optional foot pedal. It really is a necessity. Best amp I've ever had. Go figure.

(18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

VOX has delivered again

By Randy Jackson

from Scranton KS

Let me start by saying VOX has delivered again. This amp sounds amazing. You can get any type of sound you�ۡ���re looking for, from crystal clear clean to hard core crunch. It has 22 of the best amp models I�ۡ���ve ever heard, it�ۡ���s like having 22 of the most expensive amps you�ۡ���ve ever dreamed of, right at your finger tips. It also has 22 song presets form guitar greats. You can adjust the sound of any of the presets and when you�ۡ���ve found that perfect sound, write it to a user defined preset with the press of a button. I�ۡ���ve had this amp for almost a year now and have had no problems, the quality of the amp is outstanding, no problems with the input jack or the tube socket, the input jack on the amp is better than the one on my Marshall. This amp is the best of worlds, �ۡ��̏real tube�ۡ�ݕ�_ sound as well as all the digital effects I�ۡ���ll ever need. The wattage control knob was a great idea you can adjust it from 15 watts, all the way to 100 watts, and at the 15 watt level you don�ۡ���t lose any of the overdrive of crunch. I�ۡ���ve never been able to turn it up more than about half way without blowing the windows out of my house this thing is �ۡ��̏loud�ۡ�ݕ�_. I�ۡ���m playing a Gibson Les Paul Standard though it and it sounds so sweet. I do recommend the optional 5 way foot switch, it�ۡ���s a must, and I know it would be nice if it were included, but if it was they would just raise the price, and by the way the foot switch is really high quality and has a long cord. I�ۡ���ve been playing guitar for 37 years, and this amp is by far the best bang for the buck, buy it, you won�ۡ���t regret it.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

O My God!

By RYPTYDE21

from Kentucky

Dude, this amp kicks! The presets are great, the effects are great, I am just overwhelmed by the functionality of this amp. I went from playing a Marshall MG30 to this hunk of musical mayhem and I am stunned! There are only two things that i don't like about this amp: 1) The weight, but you could expect tat from a 2X12 100 Watt monster. And 2) No bulti in Wah. I already have a Wah (Ibanez Weeping Demon) but I still would like to have an auto wah feature. I almose bought an MXR Blue Box a few months back, but now I'm glad I didn't Because this already has an Ocatve effect that blows the Blue Box away! Buy it NOW!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic amp.

By Joe

from Howell, MI

As far as modeling amps go, this is the best one money can buy. Every model sounds so realistic, I am convinced that even the most adept listener would not be able to tell the tone from this amp is not from a full tube amp. On top of the great tone, the on-board effects make this product a versatile, gig-ready beast of an amp. I will admit, however, that when I bought the amp on clearance for $375 with no returns, I was not planning on the amp dying after am hour of use. While the salesperson made it very clear that I could not return a clearance item, the store was able to swap it out for a new one, seeing as the amp died after only an hour of use. Since then, I could not be more pleased with the VT100's performance. The only thing I would recommend is to purchase the optional footswitch, as it greatly enhances the amp's versatility in a live situation.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

valve-awesome!

By GNRtallica

from indianapolis, indiana

i bought a shipment of these valvetronix amps for my home studio after i heard what this baabe can DO! the clean channel is a great bright clean that sounds fantastic wwith reverb or delay, which i use for many melodies in my music. the distortion of this amp cab dial to small to so much crunch that my bandmates thought there was a earthquake. i play this amp through 3 different guitars. a esp kirk hammet ouija, gibson michael bloomfield les paul, aand a jackson kelly. it is just simpley the most economy efficient, best sounding, and best looking amp you cann afford on the market today. buy it NOW!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All I'll Ever Need

By guitarman T

from bridgeport, texas

A year ago I bought the 15 watt version of this amp and was blown away with the clean and bright sounds I could get out of it. After some experimenting(didn't have the manual)I fell in love with all of the models on this amp. The only problem being the 8 inch speaker wasn't the best at power chords and palm muting, so I decided to upgrade to the VT100 for the added power and two 12's. One of the greatest things about this amp is the power sponge that lets you crank the amp without taking out the walls in your house.I still get the crystal cleans with this amp, but now I have the added power to get nasty if I want to.If it was stolen I would go out the next day and mortgage my house and buy another.Excellent amp.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wanted a Marshall, but now...

By Ryan A.

from San Diego, CA

I plugged in an Ibanez RG370DX into this thing because the Marshall amps were occupied (go figure) and that guitar was the only one on the floor that had a tremolo arm in it. I turned the song program to one of the metal channels, and was mesmerized by how powerful the distortion was. The tones were very well-defined. It's great for players who are unsure of what kind of tone they want out of their guitar since the song programs give perfect descriptions of how much gain the amp will have and what kind of tone it will produce (turning the knob all the way will give a bassy metal tone that's good for black metal. Turning the knob a few modes back will give a hardcore punk tone that hints at Dead Kennedys songs). This amp is very vesatile and you pay half of what you'd pay for a Marshall.

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