VOX AP2AC amPlug 2 AC30 Guitar/Bass Headphone Amplifier
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- Power supply: AAA batteries x 2 (Best with Polaroid AAA batteries)
- Connections: headphone out, aux in
- Dimensions: W x D x H) 3.39 x 3.15 x 1.22" 86 x 80 x 31mm)
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VOX amPlug AC30
Provides the AC30 top boost sound.
With amPlug G2, the crucial analog circuit has been drastically improved, and each model provides three modes. AC30 provides use of a tremolo circuit, as well as nine selectable effects with three types of Chorus, Delay, and Reverb.
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.
There is also an AUX input for jamming along with any audio player. amPlug G2 is the simplest way to get serious sound; occupying virtually no space, it's an ideal choice for any guitarist or bassist.
- The fully-analog circuit has been totally reworked for an even clearer and more present sound!
- Each model provides three amp modes, giving you even more variety
- New folding plug mechanism rotates 180 degrees to fit any guitar
- Play anytime, anywhere with up to 17 hours of battery life
- Nine selectable effects (Chorus x 3, Delay x 3, Reverb x 3)
VOX's amPlug G2 Series Headphone Guitar Amplifiers - Find the right model for you
Designed specifically for low frequencies, offering a wide-range response.
The authentic, crunchy blues tone of a cranked tweed amp.
Delivers the classic crunch of a UK-made 100W amp.
The ideal choice for fat, boutique inspired clean sounds.
Searing, high gain lead tone that’s perfect for solos.
Gives you the extreme high-gain sound of a US-made amp.
Headphone guitar amplifier with 3 amp modes, 9 selectable effects, tremolo circuit, speaker cabinet emulation, and aux in jack.
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So, last week I bought this Vox unit VOX AP2BS amPlug Bass G2 Guitar Headphone Amp which does the same thing but is made for a bass and costs almost four times as much ($39.99). Does it sound $29 better? Oh, yeah.
Both units have volume, tone and gain adjustments (pots), an aux input and, of course, a headphone output. The Joyo's initial gain adjustment is a pot whereas the Vox unit has 3 discrete levels you select with a push-button. (But there is a volume dial.) The Vox unit also has a drum machine with adjustable volume, tempo and 3 different rhythms, one of which can be tweaked to be just a metronome. I didn't want the drum machine but I could see a use for it, provided we're in 4/4 time.
I wish I'd bought the Vox unit two years ago; it sounds that much better. The tone is clean and rich and sounds, to me, like an expensive amp.
Well, I was really surprised at how much better this amp sounded than my old AC30. With a decent (not expensive) set of over the ear headphones the sound into my ears is close to what I hear with a good full sized amp. I can plug my laptop or phone into the AUX input and play along with some backing tracks. A perfect setup for practice in a hotel room.
Like other VOX headphone amps, this one has three sound versions plus three Effects. Thus you can mix up 12 different outputs. There are Tone, Gain and Volume pots for fine tuning. Turning up the gain has the expected effect of producing a gritty over-drive sound. The tone knob does a pretty good job of toning down treble.
The VOX plugs directly into the audio jack of your guitar, but I find this pretty inconvenient since it never seems to orient so that adjustments are easy to make while playing. As an alternative, I use a two foot long 1/4" audio extension cord. That is long enough to allow me to wrap the VOX over my lap for easy access. It also reduces the chance of breaking the unit's audio plug when sitting the guitar down.
I've tried many different approaches to getting a truly portable guitar amp setup. Most end up clumsy or sound awful. The VOX Blues headphone amp is a home run by comparison to anything I've tried to date.
I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a way to play and practice when guitar sound is not necessarily welcomed.
Of course, a headphone amp is going to be limited by the speaker that generates the actual sound (this goes for any amp, really) so if you have crappy headphones, you shouldn't expect miracles, but if you have good headphones or better yet, a nice stereo system, you can expect to be very pleased with the sound quality and features at this price point. This unit essentially feels like they took the circuit board from one of those Vox modelling amps (AD30VT etc) and miniaturized it.
I am mainly using this unit while plugging it into a real stereo system that I use for my TV and PS4 etc (a standard audio receiver and 2 large Technics floor speakers). On this setup, it sounds incredible, even better than the Vox digital modelling amps, possibly due to the nice technics speakers. Clean and slightly overdriven tones are essentially the same or better as a real AC30 (this unit adds *zero* noise, I couldn't believe it).
Of course, when you try to push the gain up, since it's digital, this little thing will not be able to match the sweet tones of a real overdriven tube amp, and you might get some clipping or harsh distortion if you don't dial it in just right. In my experience, after finding the sweet spot between my guitar's volume and this amp's gain and volume knobs, I was able to dial in some really nice lead tones (once again, similar to the AD30VT), though ultimately I ended up sticking to the cleaner sounds which can range from natural "acoustic" low-gain tones to sparkly, shimmery tones with a medium amount of gain.
As for negative feedback, I imagine some of the negative reviewers here who are reporting tinny / piercing sounds simply haven't found that sweet spot between their attack, guitar volume, amp gain, amp volume, and finally, speaker/headphone volume. You really need to get all 5 factors right to get the most mileage out of this thing. If you don't dial it in right, you will probably get less than stellar sounds but that just means you aren't dialing it in right. The effects (chorus, delay, etc) obviously will not sound as great as dedicated analog stomp boxes but they are good enough for a distraction. I only use the reverb, and I found that one of the 3 available reverb settings suited my needs perfectly.
As a final though, I love having the amp controls right at the guitar. I wish my real amps would let me adjust gain and volume right from my guitar!
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One thing to remember though, is that this is an amplifier so the quality of the output is made relevant by the quality of the headphones you use. You don't need a expensive set, just a half decent set of over ear phones work great.
Accendi, metti le cuffie e alzi il gain e il volume a stecca. Dopo aver recuperato la mandibola per la quantità di suono che produce lo regoli meglio e ci suoni ore senza che nessuno ti senta, ma tu ti senti ECCOME.
Ha 3 canali: pulito, crunch, distorto. Si cambiano col tasto ON premendolo appena e il led cambia colore, verde, arancio o rosso.
Aumentando gain e volume vai a modificare la quantità di distorsione e di volume in uscita.
Con la rotella centrale (tone) decidi se vuoi un suono più squillante o più intubato.
Con il tasto FX scegli se vuoi aggiungere un chorus, un delay o un reverb. Premendo ON + FX vai a aumentare o diminuire la quantità dell'effetto che hai messo, e hai 4 posizioni per ognuno: OFF, 1,2,3. Un segnale acustico ti dice se sei sul 1 o sul 2 o sul 3 con dei "beep". Il Chorus diventa più evidente, il delay (intorno ai 120bpm a occhio) maggiore e il riverbero passa da stanzina, a club a hall.
Se poi attacchi il telefono alla presa aux e fai partire una backing track da YouTube in cuffia avrai sia la base che quello che suoni, così potrai perdere definitivamente le impronte digitali. Fortuna che le pile finiscono sennò con questo affare ci si consumano le dita fino ai polsi.
Questo è il funzionamento comune su ognuno dei modelli.
Il modello "blues" ricalca un ampli tweed. Caldo sui puliti, con un crunch stupendo e bello fangoso e un canale lead davvero da overdrive. Il suono è fantastico. Chiaro che non è come entrare in un ampli vero ma hai presente tutte quelle volte che hai voglia di suonare ma devi tirare fuori i cavi, attaccare l'ampli, collegare il tutto, aspettare di poter fare casino, e alla fine siccome magari hai mezz'ora in totale non tiri neanche fuori lo strumento? Ecco, questa è la soluzione. Puoi suonare OVUNQUE (in casa, al parchetto, in treno, in lavanderia) senza dar fastidio, a qualsiasi ora e con un tempo di preparazione di una decina di secondi.
L'idea di suo è una genialata e vale per ogni modello di questa serie, il modello blues nello specifico è davvero OTTIMO. Dai sample mi sono piaciuti anche molto l'AC30 e il Classic rock.
Se invece dell'uscita cuffie con un cavetto ti attacchi ad altro (anche un impianto) puoi usarlo anche così. Hey, non ti ho detto di farlo, che poi magari il fonico ti guarda male, ma se vuoi...ok.
PRO: Comodo. Leggero. Micorsocopico. Jack ruotabile. Suono eccellente in tutti i canali. Volume in cuffia da "minimo" a "arrogante". 0 cavi. Belli gli effetti. Aux in. Bastano 2 pile AAA. È un prodotto VOX.
CONTRO: Se ti cade si può rompere. Non hai più scuse per non suonare.
PS: Attaccaci delle cuffie degne. Gli auricolarini del cellulare dai su, ti prego. NO. Non dico mica di metterci delle Sennheiser da seicento euro o delle Beyerynamic per forza, ma per esempio delle Sennheiser HD da trentaerotti euro o delle Sony o degli in ear monitor (tipo i koss) usali.
I bought this Vox headphone amp as an alternative to playing unplugged all the time, and it is great for that. If I play around with the gain, volume and tone, I can get it sounding nice. To be honest, I'm happiest with it in clean, the tone down around the middle, and the reverb on, although a little bit if gain is good at times.
I was going to get the blues version as that's what I play most of the time, but the reviews on the sound quality weren't as good as this one.
All in all a great bit of kit for the price, and better than playing unplugged or making enemies of the neighbours.
It used to be that the bedroom guitarist needed band members to practice with in order to hear a full song. Rhythm machines came along, replacing the need for a drummer and 8 track recorders allowed compositions to be recorded and played back relatively easily; you still needed wires, instruments & gear and multiple skills, not just on the guitar.
With the excellent VOX AC30 Amplug, a cheap bluetooth receiver in the VOX aux socket and a pair of heaphones, I can play over 'full on' practice quality backing tabs from Ultimate Guitar (UG) wirelessly and without distubing the neighbours. I've never had so much fun practicing guitar as I am now.
I have tried other plug-in devices but the VOX design, Japanese build and sound quality are far superior in my opinion to current offerings and why I think it costs £30.00 and not £10.00.