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Vox AC1RV 1-Watt 2x3 Guitar Combo Amplifier

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  • Battery powered amp supercharged with rhythm patterns and more
  • Includes a total of 66 built-in Rhythm/Song Patterns, one extended length additional song pattern
  • 2 x 3inch, 4ohm speakers
  • Analog circuitry borrowed from the acclaimed amPlug series
  • OVEDRIVE switch provides more sonic variation
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 3 x 5.5 inches ; 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0043UNRG2
  • Item model number: AC1RV
  • Batteries 6 AA batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,787 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 14, 2010

Product Description

Ultra-small mini amps have gained great popularity as first amps or practice amps. Their highly cost-effective price allows them to be purchased casually as an accessory. The convenience of battery power and their space-saving ease of use only add to their appeal. Many professional guitarists like these amps for warming up in the dressing room. The casual guitarist may enjoy keeping a mini amp in the office, in the bedroom, or may carry one for inspired performing at any time. With the Vox AC1 already a member of the Vox lineup, the new AC1 RhythmVox adds a wealth of features never before seen on a mini amp - until now! In particular, the rhythm function rivals that of dedicated units, providing a total of 66 Rhythm/Song Patterns. The AC1 RhythmVox is a great choice not only as a first amp, but also as a warm-up amp on the road or in your rehearsal space, for practicing using the patterns as a metronome, or even as a rhythm box. It's sure to have a long and warm relationship with any guitarist. The AC1 RhythmVox also has a lot to offer as a guitar amp. To begin with, there's a full complement of gain, tone, and volume controls, letting you dial-in a broad range of sounds to suite your taste. A pair of three-inch speakers delivers a full-bodied sound. Refinements have been made to deliver even more highly developed realistic and full-fledged amp sound, based on the analog circuitry developed for the best-selling amPlug series of headphone amps. Best of all, Vox added an OVERDRIVE switch to provide more sonic variation. Switch it on for a serious high-gain sound; switch it off for a bright, clean sound.

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Customer Reviews

Great sound for a mini amp.
Jorge Morales Vargas
It is great with my electric acoustic when I turn on the overdrive fuzzy warm crunch, and very pure with overdrive off.
Phantasmagoria
Overall, this is a great practice tool that can really improve your playing.
fitnessguy

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By K. Beach VINE VOICE on August 23, 2011
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I own a variety of guitar amps for a variety of purposes, both hot glass and solid state. Until now, one type has eluded me: a truly useful mini-amp with extended battery life suitable for camping and travel with my tweaked Squier mini-Strat or RISA electric uke. Until now, pocket-sized battery amps have either been unfortunate-sounding toys (e.g. Marshall and Fender mini-amps) or battery hogs (i.e. Pignose).

The Vox AC1-RV, in my estimation, changes everything. It's far more musical than other mini-amps and more energy efficient and tone-versatile than the Pignose. Despite its cheesy appearance (it actually manages to look cheaper in the flesh than it does in photographs) and toy-like plastic construction, it is workable (thanks to adult-sized control knobs), reasonably durable, and remarkably battery-frugal. The rhythm functions are a nice value add and the "E-string only" tuner has proved useful on a couple of occasions.

All of this said, the Vox AC1-RV should not be viewed as a perfect product. Rather, it stands as an important "first step in the right direction" that Vox and others will hopefully build upon and surpass in coming years. Many guitarists need an awesomely musical and awesomely energy efficient mini-amplifier and the AC1-RV is a useful approximation of this "holy grail" well worth its modest admission price. Rock on!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Phantasmagoria on August 2, 2011
This is just a terrific little amp. It is great with my electric acoustic when I turn on the overdrive fuzzy warm crunch, and very pure with overdrive off. The six required batteries are included and actually lasted a bit. I picked up a 9volt adapter however. The dials are nice and easily adjusted. The distortion with a real electric can get out of hand but you can push any stereo source through its 3/4 input (keyboard, mp3, korg kaoss). Fun versatile and surprisingly well made for the money. I pulled mine over with the guitar cord a couple of feet off a table and it didn't break. The extra six songs get old quick as they repeat the break and fill too often, otherwise this is a quality bank of rhythms with the reggae section possibly being too quiet. The built in tuner is kind of sensitive registers exact tune only. I couldn't output this to my mono HOG30 amp because it requires a stereo input for the rhythms but you can output to a stereo easily with the headphone jack for amplified sound.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Philip Robinson on March 10, 2013
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I own a similar looking amp (Vox Valtronic) and love it. In 20 years of playing music its my baby, though no story would be compelling without regret. (I have lost some great ones to trades as musicians love the barter system and I miss you very much Moog L-7). Surprisingly clear acoustic sound and enough crunch to make you go crazy train, this little guy packs a great punch (from a 10 year old mind you). Its best used for writing, I have found. Its a great idea machine that will never be so loud as to drown out everyone's opinion. You can whip this baby out of your glove box and practice anywhere, which invites creativity and writing. You have no excuse not to practice. Adjustable tempo and a ton of beats (says 6 but you can dial up anything you want). Granted this wasnt meant to be an actual combo with a memory for your settings, it will get you there whether your playing punk or Jazz. Great controls, solid feel, beautifully designed, inexpensive, and FUN! A perfect gift for any guitarist even if you have to buy it for yourself. Pinch harmonics ring, Gain rumbles, beats are cheap but valuable as well as variable to no end and is used way more often than not, clean as a mountain spring and anywhere between. Buy it. Love it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ramart on October 29, 2013
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I improved the sound output by plugging a set of powered Altec Lansing 2.1 computer speakers into the mini-amp's headphone jack. The 2.1 set's adjustable subwoofer definitely enhanced lower-end tones.

If you have an available/nearby home theater receiver/amp (like my Denon) with an available AUX input, you can then easily use the 2.1 set's own headphone jack to output once again through even better speakers/subwoofer (like my Infinity/Polk/KLH 5.1 setup). Or you can connect directly from amp to receiver. A Denon or similar unit will boost and clean up the 1-watt output that's typical of this class of mini-amp.

On their own, these mini-amps' small speakers and low-watt outputs means they're useful for little more than personal practice and very small-scale jams. I like to play along with the Palladia channel (e.g., Daryl's House, Later w/Jools Holland), and my Vox helps me hear myself.

The Vox's separately volume/tempo-adjustable, 66-style drum accompaniment synth sure beats a metronome. The Vox's own AUX input (so you can play along with your portable music collection via ipod, smartphone, laptop, etc.) is another nice feature, as are the LED E-string tuner and clean/overdrive switch (to add some "crunch" on rock tunes). I bought a 9V AC adapter to save on batteries.

I've been using a clip-on Cherub guitar pickup on an acoustic tenor ukulele, which is just big enough to accept the clip-on over the bottom edge of the soundhole. Smaller ukes would probably need to clip to the headstock, where picking up unwanted fretboard percussion (your own fingering) can be a problem.

UPDATE, Nov. 2014: I'm upping my star rating from 4 to 5 after using the Vox AC1 Rhythm with my new solid-body electric tenor ukulele.
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