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Vox have introduced the amPlug
, a palm-sized headphone guitar amp that they say lets you enjoy serious guitar sound, fast. AmPlug is available in three different sound styles:
- VOX AC30 gives you the top boost sound of a vintage VOX AC30.
- Classic Rock, based on a UK-made amplifier head.
- Metal, based on a California-made high-gain amplifier head.
Hereâ€™s what Vox have to say in their own words:
'Jamming late at night? Donâ€™t want to wake the neighbours? Maybe you want to work out a lick with your MP3 player without taking the time to set up your amp. You want to play guitar right now. amPlug is the answer. Simply plug this palm-sized headphone guitar amp directly into your guitar, and enjoy serious guitar sounds anywhere, anytime.
Even with its ultra-compact size, amPlug perfectly reproduces the complex and warm distortion that is distinctive of a vacuum tube, as well as the powerful high gain produced by a large amp stack. Using all new analog modeling technology, amPlug delivers fully-fledged amp sound that will revolutionise your guitar playing.
amPlug simulates the circuitry of a vacuum tube amp completely in analog. The result is superior headphone amp tone for the players who are particular about their sound. With its completely analog design, great care was also taken with amPlug's gain circuitry. The "AC30" uses two natural-sounding gain stages to reproduce the distinctive AC30 tone. "Classic Rock" uses four classical gain circuits to deliver that great sound. "Metal" uses two stages of ultra-high gain plus a mid-cut circuit, giving you modern metal high-gain sound anywhere and anytime. Even the circuit response of the original amp is simulated completely. The simulation extends not only to the response of the tone circuits, but also to the way in which the high frequency and gain are affected when you turn down the volume control of the guitar. Every detail has been faithfully reproduced.
amPlug can be used in numerous ways. With up to fifteen hours of battery life, it's easy to take amPlug anywhere. In addition to practicing at home, it's a great way to warm up before a live performance or on the road. amPlug is not just a convenient way to get great guitar sound. There's also an AUX input jack so you can jam along with your CD/MP3 player. amPlug is your fastest ticket to great toneâ€”anytime, anywhere!â€™
VOX amPlug Specifications
Pricing and Availability:
- Power supply: two AAA batteries
- Battery life: with alkaline batteries: approximately 20 hours, with zinc-carbon batteries: approximately 7 hours
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 86 x 80 x 31 (mm), 3.39" x 3.15" x 1.22"
- Weight: 40g /1.41oz. (not including batteries)
- Included items: two AAA zinc-carbon batteries
RRP Â£35.00 inc VAT