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Analog Valve Amplifier - 30 Watt

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Analog Valve Amplifier - 30 Watt

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Analog Valve Amplifier - 30 Watt
Analog Valve Amplifier - 30 Watt
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Perfect for the studio or a small club, the AV30 is a fully-featured analog amp that packs decades worth of tones into a compact package. The AV30s unique multi-circuit analog pre-amp utilizes a 12AX7 tube to provide a full complement of clean, crunch, overdrive, and high gain tones that can be tailored to your liking via the Bright and Fat switches. These classic tones are further enhanced by a customizable, tube equipped analog power section and a unique, sealed speaker enclosure for improved resonance. Rounding out the feature set are three, analog-voiced digital effects including Chorus, Delay & Reverb. The AV30 from VOX is an incredibly versatile amplifier that is packed with pure, analog tone.

Pre Amp Circuit:

12AX7 x 2


Input/output Jacks:

Power Amp Output:
Maximum approx. 30W RMS @4 ohms

VOX original 10" 4 ohms

Power Supply:
Local Voltage

Power Consumption:

Dimensions (W x D x H):
513 247 474 mm / 20.20" x 9.72" x 18.66"

12 kg / 26.46 lbs.

Included Items:
AC cable

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VOX VS30 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Winnipeg (Pembina), Manitoba
I've been looking for a smaller "versatile" amp with a variety of tones built in so that I didn't have to haul pedals with me. I also didn't want to spend a lot of money. It also needed to sound good at lower volume. I've tried many brands, models and sizes both SS and All Tube. This Vox model seems to have FINALLY met my expectations and literally is music to my ears. For the money... I don't think you will find a better amp. Nice tone. Easy to set, LOTS of tone options that are actually useful. Easy to use foot pedal. Sounds good on a wide variety of guitars. (Fender. PRS, LTD) Solid 5 stars.
Posted by John Anderson on Jul 16, 2021
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av30 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Calgary, Alberta
Great, versatile little amp. The 8 pre-amp circuits are fairly convincing ,especially at lower volumes. The clean and lower gain crunch settings are great and the higher gain settings are decent enough . Nice studio amp and great for gigging if you add the bigger footswitch. A swiss army knife of amps . Easier to tweak than a digital rig, lightweight , nice all round amp. Always a compromise with amps that emulate other amps. If you prefer a 1 trick pony buy a 1 trick pony. The 8 pre-amps arebased on fender twin fender bassman, ac15, ac30, plexi, jcm800 soldano ,5150. Impressive!
Posted by Gary on May 15, 2020
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Unparalleled warmth and versatility of tone 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Peterborough, Ontario
I had my eyes (and ears) on a VT20X as a practise amp, and spent an hour and a bit in the store messing with it in one of the practise booths. There was a great deal to enjoy, but I wasn't quite feeling the love for the amp. Piles of great-sounding options at my fingertips, sure, but I knew I'd probably pare it down to four or five personal settings then leave the rest to obscurity.
The sales guy mentioned Vox was selling the AV60 at a screaming deal, and wondered if I was curious. I messed with the AV30 for a bit, then put in my order for the 60.
I've had it for nearly three months. For starters, I actually prefer the AV's rendition of the AC15 to the real deal -- though that is in the ears of the beholder. The AC is chimier, where the AV heats up the tones to (I think) exceptional effect. My predominant modes are blues and jazz, so I tend to stick to the first five (relatively) clean preamp circuits. The capacity to fine-tune your tones on this beast cannot be overstated -- it is a classic and responsive piece of equipment.
You can YouTube some great examples of tone control on this amp (Nick in the States is particularly revelatory). There are some who dislike the High Gain preamp circuits, right out of the box. It took me seconds to tweak HG2 into White Zombie tones -- dates me, I know, but right out of the box you're getting Frank Poncho Sampedro's AC-50. This is a very, very impressive piece of equipment.
Can't speak for the 30, but the 60 is thoroughly gig-ready. I imagine the 30 could be micced, if need be, without any complication. Highly recommended.
Posted by dpr on Jan 21, 2017
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I demo'ed this amp today... 9 of 10 customers found this review helpful

Product Experience   I've tried it
Closest Store   St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
This amp is Loud as you need it, surprisingly loud actually, and also super toneful! No matter what your style of play, this amp has what you want, what you need, and so much more! It will be my next purchase, and I don't even need another amp! It is relatively small in size, and light as a feather! Excellent solution to "no more lugging a 1000 ton amp!"
It had a lot of great features indeed, I spent an hour with this amp, and walked away very very impressed.
You can do anything with this amp, rehearse, practice with the band, gig it, and record with it. Visit the VOX website for more, there's some fairly smart engineering involved in this amp build. I reccomend you check out the YouTube demo vids too. Or go check one out yourself, in person! At $499 CAD, It is a much better deal/value and features for the dollar than say, a Fender Blues Junior.
I have owned lots of boutique and vintage amps, and still own a few. This VOX AV30 is one that I would be happy to have in my collection, and quite honestly, I think it would get more use, every day, than my collectable tube amps. Hands down, the best "new to market" amp I have demo'd in the last 10 years.
If you are curious about this amp, and you are in the market, do not hesitate to plug into one and see for yourself. This amp is going to change your way of thinking about size & weight verses volume and tone. Go experience one right now, I promise it will not disappoint you, and I bet 10 to 1 you won't leave the store without it. My final word: VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY GOOD AND IMPRESSIVE LITTLE AMP!
Posted by Don on Sep 29, 2016
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