Vox, celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year, is set to unleash a raft of new products at NAMM 2017, led by the retro-styled new MV50 Clean/AC/Rock micro amps.
Bound to raise eyebrows thanks to the inclusion of a Vu meter on the front panel, the new amps may be small (weighing just 1.1lbs/500 gms) but include a lot of analogue technology, including a ‘Nutube’, a miniaturised traditional valve which Vox claims delivers traditional vacuum tube sounds despite its diminutive size. The Vox MV50s deliver 50 Watts each.
The new Voxes come in three variants – Clean, AC, and Rock and are equipped with Class D power amps, the Nutube driving just the pre-amp. An EQ Switch adds or cuts low-end for pairing with a variety of cabinets.
Also new will be three additions to Vox’s popular amPlug range, the amPlug 2 Clean, amPlug 2 Blues and amPlug 2 Lead. Vox’s amPlugs need no introduction and the names describe what they set out to do, though it’s worth noting that the “Lead” revives a popular amPlug model from the first generation.
Finally, Vox has two new cabs, ideal for pairing with the new MV50s – the 25 Watt (8 Ohm) BC112 and BC108, the latter in particular having been voiced with the MVs in mind, it appears. The lightweight Black Cabs have been designed to enhance low frequencies, Vox says, and jacks are provided to allow parallel connection.