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Vox amPlug 2 AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp  

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Offering the easiest way to enjoy true analog amplifier sound in your headphones, the amPlug series has been a bestseller since it first appeared in 2007.

With amPlug 2, the crucial analog ci... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

Offering the easiest way to enjoy true analog amplifier sound in your headphones, the amPlug series has been a bestseller since it first appeared in 2007.

With amPlug 2, the crucial analog circuit has been drastically improved, and each model now provides three modes. Guitar types provide multi-effect functionality, and a rhythm function has been added to the bass type. A foldable plug mechanism that rotates 180 degrees and an auto power-off function are additional features that contribute significantly to improved convenience and ease of use.

The amPlug is the simplest way to get serious sound; occupying virtually no space, it's an ideal choice for any guitarist or bassist.

Plug the amPlug into your guitar and enjoy serious sound. It's that simple!
To use the palm-sized amPlug, just plug it into your guitar and grab your headphones. Playing your guitar or bass with amPlug results in serious amp sound that's overflowing with presence. A wide range of variation is available, as the lineup consists of four models: "AC30" provides the AC30 top-boost sound, "Classic Rock" gives you the classic crunch sound of a UK-made 100W amp, "Metal" delivers the extreme high-gain sound of a US-made amp, and "Bass" is designed specifically for bass.

A completely analog design accurately simulates the circuits of classic tube amplifiers, resulting in a rich, detailed sound.

While retaining the fully analog multi-stage gain circuit, additional refinements have been made toward reproducing the sound and performance of real tube amps. These refinements include factors such as reproducing the way a tube amp responds to different guitars, pickups, and volume as well as recreating the sense of air movement within the speaker cabinet. As a result, the carefully selected circuit structure and components of the new amPlug delivers a more highly evolved sound.

Nine selectable effects provide a great range of sonic variation
The second-generation amPlug adds a variety of new functions. To give you more variety, each amp provides three modes. "AC30" provides use of a tremolo circuit, "Classic Rock" features a mid-boost, "Metal" gives you mid-cut and "Bass" allows the amount of gain to be switched. The three guitar-type models also provide nine selectable effects with three types of Chorus, Delay and Reverb, while "Bass" contains nine different rhythm patterns. With versatile sound and functionality that is uncommon of such a compact unit, these models enable you to get even more serious about your guitar or bass playing.

Foldable plug that rotates 180 degrees
The plug that you insert into your guitar can rotate in five steps up to 180 degrees, enabling it to be adjusted for optimal visibility. This design also allows even more compact storage in your guitar's case or gig bag.

Auto power-off function ensures longer battery life
We've added a function that automatically turns off the power even, if you leave the unit with the power on. Since this function works by detecting operations or audio signals within a certain length of time (30 minutes), it has absolutely no effect on normal use. This feature further enhances the convenience of the amPlug.

amPlug is the most convenient way to play
With the amPlug providing up to 17 hours of battery-powered operation, you'll be able to play anytime and anywhere. Since there's no need for a guitar cable, it's a great way of practicing at home, or warming up before a live performance or while on tour. Also, there's an AUX in jack for your MP3 player, so you can jam along with your favorite songs.

Highlights
No need for a guitar cable! Plug it directly into your guitar; the latest version of this headphone guitar amp is the fastest way to get authentic amplifier sound.
The fully-analog circuit has been totally reworked for an even clearer and more present sound!
"AC30" provides the AC30 top boost sound.
Each model provides three amp modes, giving you even more variety.
Nine selectable effects (Chorus x 3, Delay x 3, Reverb x 3) are built into the guitar-type models.
A multi-stage gain circuit featuring VOX's proprietary analog technology perfectly reproduces the complex distortion created by a vacuum tube amplifier.
New folding plug mechanism rotates 180 degrees to fit any guitar
Play anytime, anywhere with up to 17 hours of battery life
Use the AUX input to jam along with your smartphone, tablet, or MP3 player

Features
  • Modes: Tremolo Off/1/2
  • Effects: Chorus 1/2/3, Delay 1/2/3, Reverb 1/2/3
  • Headphone Out
  • AUX In
  • Battery Life:
  • amPlug 2 AC30/ amPlug 2 Metal / amPlug 2 Classic Rock:
  • 11 hours (With alkaline batteries, FX on)
  • 17 hours (With alkaline batteries, FX off)
  • 4 hours (With zinc-carbon batteries, FX on)
  • 9 hours (With zinc-carbon batteries, FX off)
  • Dimensions: 86 x 80 x 31 mm / 3.39" x 3.15" x 1.22"
  • Weight: 40 g / 1.41 oz. (excluding batteries)
  • Accessories: two AAA alkaline batteries
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One year parts and labor warranty.


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VoxamPlug 2 AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp
 
4.3

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (23)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Excellent sound (16)
  • Warm / comfy (8)
  • Good power output (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (7)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Practice (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Enjoyable little tool

This Vox AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp has awesome sound for what it is. (Reverb and 1st stage tremolo is a decent setting) It's convenient to travel with also. Just be cognisant of how...Read complete review

This Vox AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp has awesome sound for what it is. (Reverb and 1st stage tremolo is a decent setting) It's convenient to travel with also. Just be cognisant of how this unit plugs into your guitar and you should be OK. Works better with strats for plug in purposes. (watch a little closer with the Les Pauls) It gives good song writing vibes under the headphones. It's great to quickly plug in and write that song you're thinking about. Good for when you don't want to get all the cords and amps out too. It's a great tool, I bring this and my headphones with me to Guitar Centers and try out guitars in peace, without having to listen to blaring Metallica, Stairway to Heaven or Sweet Child O' Mine. THANK YOU VOX FOR THAT!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works Great When It Works

The problem is that the AC30 (2nd gen) cuts out after about 2 minutes. I believe there is a manufacturing or design problem in the standby circuitry which is supposed to switch to...Read complete review

The problem is that the AC30 (2nd gen) cuts out after about 2 minutes. I believe there is a manufacturing or design problem in the standby circuitry which is supposed to switch to standby mode after 10 minutes of silence. I had two of these AC30's with the exact same problem. Initially, it works perfectly with the LED showing green, amber or red depending on the mode. The FX also gave the aural beeps (1, 2, or 3) for the intensity of the effect. After about a week the LED no longer stayed on. Still worked correctly though. Then after another week, it would just stop working in the middle of playing. After waiting about 3 or 4 minutes, it would work correctly again but for only a minute, then would cut off again. If VOX can correct this it will be one a great plug-in. But until then, be aware! And you might ask yourself why the AC30 is suddenly only $29.99 when the other models are still $39.99 & $49.99.

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(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!

By Jerry

from St. Lous, MO

Comments about Vox amPlug 2 AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

When I ordered mine they were backordered from Vox. After waiting 60 days with no luck, I settled for the old style lead version since that was the only one they had left in stock. Bad decision! It was impossible to get a clean sound out of it. So I returned it to my local GC (with no hassle of course), and to my surprise, they had just unloaded a shipment of the new Amplug 2 AC30. After swapping I was in a hurry to get it home and see how it sounded. I couldn't be happier!!!!!! Great range of tone from clean to crunchy. Easy to use with simple controls. I am just getting serious about learning to play guitar (after a few years of just strumming decades ago), so lots of scales are a part of my everyday routine. Now I can join my wife and the dogs on the couch, practice my scales, or plug in my smart phone and play along with a track, and not feel like I'm spending too much time in my man cave/music room. This is the investment I've made in my guitar playing, other than my Epi Dot of course.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Enjoyable little tool

By Mike

from IL

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Convenient
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable

Cons

  • Power hungry but tolerable

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio

Comments about Vox amPlug 2 AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

This Vox AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp has awesome sound for what it is. (Reverb and 1st stage tremolo is a decent setting) It's convenient to travel with also. Just be cognisant of how this unit plugs into your guitar and you should be OK. Works better with strats for plug in purposes. (watch a little closer with the Les Pauls) It gives good song writing vibes under the headphones. It's great to quickly plug in and write that song you're thinking about. Good for when you don't want to get all the cords and amps out too. It's a great tool, I bring this and my headphones with me to Guitar Centers and try out guitars in peace, without having to listen to blaring Metallica, Stairway to Heaven or Sweet Child O' Mine. THANK YOU VOX FOR THAT!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Product

By Spider

from B'ham,Al.

About Me Novice

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Silent ,to others,Practice

    Comments about Vox amPlug 2 AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

    Great way to practice without running others crazy.Wish I'd known about this earlier ,could have saved a lot yelling and cursing.It's not going to make you a better player right off but has a fair amount of effects and its easy to use.Save your self some hassel and get one.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Extremely convenient

    By Olly

    from Dallas TX

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Delicate

    Best Uses

    • Early AM/Late PM
    • Practising
    • Traveling

    Comments about Vox amPlug 2 AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

    I have an actual AC30 and as with most tube amps - there isn't really a 'quiet' volume. I live in an apartment and so in the early mornings or late nights I couldn't play. This has genuinely changed my life. I recommend buying a converter that adds the female end to it so that you can run a cable out from your pedal board into this and treat it like a normal amp rather than plugging directly into the guitar. Yes, it is plastic and seems a little fragile but just treat it with care, it'll be fine. It's made that way so that it's light weight. The tone is a lot more versatile than I was expecting, and the overall sound is really good. It's also far louder than you need it to be, too, which is great. I wish I had bought one of these years ago.

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    no

    By Jennifer G.

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Portable

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Weak

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vox amPlug 2 AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

      Honestly sounds like some sound you'd hear in an alien movie. Thank god I got it during a sale and got $10 off because I don't think I'll really use it much since the sound isn't great. It looks nice though.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Playing More Now than Ever.

      By Vox and Friends

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Broad Spectrum of Sounds
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Guitar Jack location affects operational ease

      Best Uses

      • Practice

      Comments about Vox amPlug 2 AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

      I love this little device. It allows me to play guitar at night without disturbing anyone in the house. I have the Vox tonelab multi effects pedal, but it isn't quite as easy to set up as this guy. I can now get in some practice time at any time. I mainly play acoustic, but I can't resist the urge to work on those electric licks. The guitar jack on my electric is on the edge of the body instead of the front of the guitar. This means I cannot really see the Gain, Tone, Volume, and FX controls unless I lift the bottom of the body towards me. I have learned where everything is positioned, so I can adjust with feel alone now. It was just a little challenging as I was first getting started.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Product

      By Stephanie

      from Durham, NC

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Portable

      Cons

      • This type of plug has a lot of reverb

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Vox amPlug 2 AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

      I'm a college student and I've found this plug to be very useful considering the fact that I have a roommate and can't always be blasting my regular amp.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Product - Even BETTER Value

      By Nick

      from Glen Mills, PA

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Silent Practicing

        Comments about Vox amPlug 2 AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

        Though this AC-30 amplug is obviously meant to be used for electric guitars, I purchased this for my ZETA electric violin so that I can practice it silently in my room at night without disturbing my family, or without having to lug out my amp just to practice for 45 minutes. The product is awesome, and actually sounds better than my actual amp. Since it is meant to emulate the AC 30 amp, it sounds a bit distorted (when I play more than one string at a time) on my violin, even with the gain all the way down. However, it still sounds great and I'm sure would sound even better on a guitar. There are numerous features, such as reverb, tremelo, delay, etc., all which sound great. The battery life (it uses two AAA's) runs for probably 10-15 hours of play.

        (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        MORE OF A TOY THAN A TOOL

        By Joe Blow

        from Reed City, Michigan

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Portable

        Cons

        • MORE LIKE A TOY THAN A TOOL
        • Poor Sound Quality
        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • HOME PRACTICE

        Comments about Vox amPlug 2 AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

        When I took this out of the box, I was immediately struck by how fragile and cheap this item seemed to be made. It's really more of a toy than a tool. I got it for headphone practice at home, but because of the poor quality construction and the amount of noise it produces, I really can't see holding on to it for the amount of money it costs, and will be returning it. It's a piece of junk. I can't believe Vox attached their name to it!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Pretty cool device

        By Greersman

        from North little rock ar.

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vox amPlug 2 AC30 Guitar Headphone Amp:

            Great for killing time, sounds like a real amp, just hope it doesn't break the first time I bump it

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