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Vox creates another hit!
on September 28, 2011
With all the new mini/micro-amps hitting the market over the past 4 years I've tried many of them. Some of my favorites have been the Roland MICRO-CUBE, Danelectro Honeytone, Vox AC4TV (All-tube with either 8" or 10" Celestion speakers), Fender Super Champ XD (which is really a 15-watt dual tube amp but is small and cheaply priced), and now lastly the VOX Mini-3. While this amplifier compared to the Roland Micro-Cube more than any of the other above amps. It does have a few extra options like a microphone plug, controls, and longer battery life (30hrs). Of all the listed amps above, my favorite is the Fender Super Champ XD. But the Fender is larger than the Vox AC4TV which is larger than the Vox Mini-3 and both are not as convenient to just throw into a car and go anywhere and play without need for external power sources. The Vox Mini-3 has some great effects too! I had to sell my Vox AC4TV to get this amp (because I just have to many mini-amps laying around the house). I'm very pleased with my decision to purchase the Vox Mini-3, while my favorite part of the VOX AC4TV was its 3 power levels (1/4wt, 1wt, 4watts), all tube, & Celestion speaker... it just didn't give me the convenience of being able to roll out quickly with a portable amp and being able to play anywhere without needing external power sources or foot-pedal effects. The VOX Mini-3 sounds pretty great to, but not as good as a full tube mini-amp.. like the Fender Super Champ XD or the VOX AC4TV. But the portability, conveniences, & Mini-3 pricing ($87) just cannot be beat. It's now my most favorite mini-amp. So for me this amp will be with me for a long, long, time and if lost, broken, or stolen, I would replace it immediately..