NAMM 2018 Vox Releases – VOX MV50, Starstream VSS-1P, MVX150 and More!
Two new models have been added to the MV50 series lineup, MV50 High Gain & MV50 Boutique. Equipped with the next-generation vacuum tube Nutube, and featuring a stunningly light-weight design of only 540 grams (1.1 lbs.), these amp heads boast a high 50W of output power. As its name implies, the sound of the MV50 High Gain is optimized for high gain, while the MV50 Boutique distills the sound of a legendary boutique amp coveted by guitarists. With even more variations, the MV50 series is expanding its offering and showing no signs of slowing down.
Powered by Nutube, the MV50 series achieved shockingly light-weight design, and is currently available in three models with differing sonic characters: AC, Clean, and Rock. Each model is capable of amazingly powerful sound that you would not expect from its looks or size, and these units have stunned guitarists around the world. Now, two new types have been added to the lineup: High Gain and Boutique. The fat sense of drive that’s distinctive of vacuum tubes — and is characteristic of the Nutube — is alive and well. Painstaking attention has also been paid to the analog circuitry, perfectly replicating even the complex interaction between the components of a vacuum tube amp. Fast response and overpowering dynamics are also major features of the MV50 series.
Powerful & versatile high-gain tone. If you want the high-gain sound that’s indispensable for modern music, the MV50 High Gain is the amp for you! Equipped with a MID CONTROL SWITCH that boosts or cuts the mid-frequency range, this amp gives you a versatile range, delivering edgy sounds with a boosted high and low end that are perfect for riffing or a thick lead sound.
A rebirth of legendary boutique amp sounds! The MV50 Boutique distills the sound of legendary boutique amps coveted by pro guitarists. It covers the range from warm and clean to cutting overdrive that’s ideal for expressive leads, and responds naturally to the subtle nuances of your playing. Out of all the MV50 models, the MV50 Boutique produces a sense of compression that is most typical of a traditional vacuum tube amp.
The MVX150 series is the culmination of this technology. In order to fully express the potential of the Nutube, both the pre-amp and power amp sections feature a Nutube. The newly designed power amp uses NuPower technology, and attains sound quality and stunning power that surpasses conventional tube amps. The two-channel design covers a wide range of sounds from clean to high-gain, and everything in between. The MVX150 also features useful functionality such as a WET ONLY output for the on-board reverb and effects send/return. Additionally, the combo-type MVX150C1 specially features a UK-made Celestion Redback speaker that covers a broad range of frequencies and can handle the high output of the MVX150.
The MVX150 series represents a new frontier of amplifiers, one that challenges the established conceptions of large tube amps and costly boutique amps.
The MVX150C1 combo amp uses a UK-made Celestion Redback speaker to take complete advantage of the full- Nutube sound and the 150W output. In spite of being a single 12-inch unit, it’s a high-power speaker that can handle 150W, and boasts a special design that’s made specifically for the MVX150C1.
In spite of being equipped with a handle on the top surface, these units feature a flat design. The chic appearance is complemented by gradated blue illumination glowing on the front, adding the finishing touch to this refined design that ushers in a new age for tube amps.
By using a separately sold footswitch, you can change channels, turn reverb on/off, or switch send/return on/off using your foot. You can also use it to switch between MASTER 1 and MASTER 2, and instantly change the master volume level itself. Two footswitches can be connected, allowing you to smoothly transition from a rhythm part to a solo, which is a real convenience during live performances.
The UK-made Celestion Redback 12-inch speaker used in the BC112-150 boasts a 150W input handling capacity, delivering a high level of expressive power for anything from vintage to modern sounds. Carrying on the revolutionary structural design of the BC112, it achieves truly uncompromising sound quality and performance. The Black Cab series was designed to be simple, reliable and highly versatile, making this speaker cabinet a great choice for use with the MVX150H, with the MVX150C1 to assemble a dry/wet system, or with another high-output amp head.
VOX introduces the Type 1 Plus Mahogany to the Starstream lineup. This new variation features reimagined electric guitar models using the AREOS-D modeling system, providing an even more expressive performance experience. A new, true passive mode allows for standard electric guitar performance, without the need for battery power.
Created to provide a wide range of sounds including electric guitar, acoustic guitar, synths and other stringed instruments, the VOX Starstream Type 1 Plus Mahogany is the ultimate product for players looking to expand on what the electric guitar is and what it can do. Whether you are playing with a band, in the studio or practicing silently at night with headphones, the Starstream Type 1 Plus Mahogany offers exciting new possibilities.
Versatility was at the top of the list of necessary major attributes when developing the Starstream Type 1 Plus Mahogany. If you want to double on other stringed instruments like banjo, sitar and resonator guitar, you will no longer have to carry additional gear that will only be used briefly.