Vox MV50 AC 50W Guitar Amp Head
The Vox MV50 AC serves up the classic chime and distinctive crunch of a VOX AC30.
- Only 500 grams (1.1lbs)! An ultra-compact 50W amp head that you can easily carry in one hand
- Equipped with an analogue preamp driven by Nutube, the new vacuum tube that shrinks the size of conventional tubes, but retains the tone
- MV50's circuit design was meticulously crafted to closely resemble classic analogue circuitry
- Equipped with a Class D power amp for quiet, efficient and reliable performance
- Line/headphone out with cabinet emulation for direct recording or performance
- Retro-chic design with a mirror-finish front and VU meter
- 'AC' model serves up the classic chime and distinctive crunch of a Vox AC30 combo
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Founded in 1957, VOX has designed a number of unique and innovative products, including the iconic AC30. Making its debut in the 60th anniversary year of VOX, the MV50 is a revolutionary amp that is destined to be remembered amongst VOX's most inventive products. It's so compact that at first glance it looks like an accessory, and its sophisticated appearance could earn it a place as interior decor, yet the sound it produces is monstrous. Rest assured, in this small package lies analogue circuitry, including revolutionary Nutube technology for incredible, authentic tube amp tone. Boasting 50W of power, the MV50 produces serious guitar sound that rivals conventional tube amps. With the MV50 you can harness the sound of a true tube amp at home, in the studio, or on the stage.
Preamp Driven By Nutube, The Revolutionary New Vacuum Tube
Nutube is a revolutionary new vacuum tube that has been met with much acclaim and adoration since its introduction in 2015. The MV50's unique analogue preamp design incorporates the Nutube to achieve authentic tube amp tone. Vox's engineers took full advantage of this incredible new tube technology to design a true, low power, low voltage miniature amplifier. While they may have shrunken the size of an amplifier, rest assured that true tube amplifier sound is alive and well.
Three Distinctive Voices: Clean, AC, and Rock
Guitarists of different styles and different genres prefer vastly different guitar tones. The MV50 is available in three versatile models that aim to serve players of all styles. This is the 'AC' model which serves up the classic chime and distinctive crunch of a Vox AC30 combo.
A Design Philosophy With An Obsessive Insistence On Analogue
The MV50's circuit was designed with an emphasis on analogue and uses discrete components throughout its construction. Starting with the Nutube, all circuits consist of a staggering number of analogue components. The MV50 also incorporates specially designed circuits with a variable operating point in order to more accurately reproduce the dynamic character of a traditional tube amp. The result of this unique circuit design is genuine guitar tone reminiscent of the great tube amps of the past.
Reproduces The Dynamics And Feel Of A Classic Tube Amp
The MV50 features a quiet, reliable and efficient class D power amp. Specifically designed to interact with the unique circuit of the MV50, this power amp faithfully amplifies the character of the vacuum tube sound that's generated by the Nutube equipped pre-amp circuit. The power amp design of the 'AC' model will even reproduce the varying load that is distinctive of vacuum tube power amps. This circuit is crucial to the dynamic character of a vacuum tube amp, and is responsible for the natural sounding overdrive, its sensitivity to the nuances of your picking, and its fast response. The MV50 retains this design philosophy and provides an authentic playing experience.
EQ Switch Ensures Optimal Sound For The Size Of Your Cabinet
When using a smaller sized cabinet, your tone tends to suffer from the loss of low-end and accentuation of high frequencies. When connected it to a small-sized cabinet, such as VOX's new BC108, you can set the EQ switch to DEEP mode to retain a rich low-frequency range and prevent the high frequencies from taking becoming too pronounced. To accommodate connecting a large speaker cabinet, such as a conventional cabinet containing four 12-inch speakers, Vox have also provided a FLAT mode for the EQ switch. This gives you sound that takes full advantage of the characteristics of your speaker cabinet without impairing the MV50's potential.
Cabinet Simulator For Direct Recording
Since the MV50 also provides line/headphone output, it can be connected directly to a mixer or audio interface, allowing it to be used as a recording amp. The MV50 also features a cabinet simulator circuit that accurately reproduces the characteristics of a cabinet and the air it moves. This cabinet simulation was based on the techniques of experienced engineers using highly regarded microphones and the most coveted vintage mic pre-amps, which means you can record with serious studio sound in any environment.
A Perfect Match For Vox's New Speaker Cabinets, the BC108 and BC112
The BC108 is a small cabinet featuring an 8-inch speaker, and is an ideal companion for the MV50. With its carefully selected speaker and a meticulously designed semi-open-backed structure, it delivers a strong, punchy sound that you won't believe comes from such a small cabinet. The BC112 cabinet is loaded with a 12 inch Celestion V-Type speaker and features semi-open back construction, an oval port that delivers punchy lows, bracing to increase cabinet resonance, and a front-mounted speaker for improved projection. Both units can handle up to [email protected] ohms output, and cascade-connecting two units will allow [email protected] ohms, allowing the full potential of the MV50 to be unleashed.
Vox MV50 AC Specifications
Input/Output Jacks: INPUT x 1, LINE/PHONES x 1, SPEAKER OUT x 1
Preamp: Nutube 6P1
Output Power：Max 50W [email protected] ohms, 25W [email protected] ohms, 12.5W [email protected] ohms
Power Supply: AC adapter DC19V (Included)
Current Consumption: 3.43A
Dimensions (W x D x H): 135mm x 74.5mm x 100mm/5.31 x 2.93 x 3.94 inches
Weight: 0.6 kg/1.32 lbs.