If there's one name in the world of amplifiers that comes with a ton of prestige, it's VOX. Renowned for their vintage tube amplifiers that shaped the British rock scene in the early 1960s, they've always had the confidence to think outside the box and push amplifier tone to the next level. And the VOX Valvetronix series is the perfect example of that innovation. Most modelling amps are completely digital, and the tube-like sound they generate comes from solid-state electronics - but not Valvetronix. At the heart of each of these amplifiers is the VOX Valve Reactor circuit, powered by a genuine 12AX7 tube to deliver the unmistakable warmth that nothing but a real tube can provide.
One of the best things about the VOX Valvetronix lineup is that it runs from 20W all the way to 120W, so there's something for you no matter what size venues you play or how loud you want to turn it up. For the quieter performances, start with the VOX Valvetronix VT20+ 20W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp. It can model an impressive collection of 33 individual amplifier models, from the classic VOX AC30 to an assortment of later-model high-gain units. That makes the VT20+, along with its bigger brothers in this selection, an amp that really spans the ages of rock from the 1950s up to the present day.
Speaking of bigger brothers, check out what else there is to choose from if you'd prefer a more powerful amp. Each one has its own speaker arrangement: the VT40+ uses a 1x10 layout, the VT80+ is 1x12, and the VT120+ uses a 2x12 configuration - because nothing less than two 12" speakers can do justice to all that power. They're all combo amps, which makes them super convenient for "grab and go" gigs, and each one features the VOX Valve Reactor circuit as well as the same impressive collection of modeled amplifiers.
What it all comes down to is that a VOX Valvetronix amp is the way to go when you want total control over your sound. It's like buying 33 amplifiers in one - so if you want to be able to cover the Beatles and Metallica in the same set, you'll be able to dial in the appropriate amps to do it. The only decision you need to make right now is which size and speaker layout to go for; the real experimentation starts once your new Valvetronix amplifier is in your hands.