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July 21, 2002
VOX has announced the availability of four new Valvetronix series products: the AD60VTH 60 Watt mono head and AD120VTH 120 Watt stereo head, plus a new 4 x 12" speaker cabinet (AD412) and 2 x 12" cabinet (AD212).
Employing a number of unique technical enhancements, the Valvetronix line of combo amplifiers brings together classic VOX tone with the versatility of a preamp section utilizing Korg's REMS (Resonant structure and Electronic circuit Modeling System). The new AD60VTH and AD120VTH amplifier heads offer all of the critically sounds and operation of the combos, including the Valve Reactor power amp section that recreates classic tube power amp response. Valve Reactor does this by changing parameters, including class of operation (class A or A/B) and negative feedback settings, for each modeled amp. This patented design utilizes a tube power amp with an output transformer electronically coupled to a solid-state power circuit in such a way that the relationship between the output tubes, output transformer, and speakers is unaltered. A new improved Valve Reactor power amp makes it possible for the new heads to provide full power at any impedance setting 4, 8, or 16 Ohms.
Complementing the new heads are the 2 x 12" and 4 x 12" speaker cabinets featuring Baltic birch construction and newly designed custom-voiced Celestion speakers, dubbed "Neo-Dogs." The new speakers were designed specifically for VOX, and utilize highly efficient, ultra-lightweight Neodymium magnets. Both the AD212 and AD412 are capable of operating at 4 and 16 Ohms mono, as well as 8 Ohms stereo for optimum flexibility.
In order to create an amplifier that accurately replicates the sound and feel of 16 of the most sought after amplifiers available, VOX combined their own time-tested amp design with Korg's ToneWorks effects expertise. The Valvetronix series includes programmable effects (21 effects plus noise reduction, 32 programs), a built-in Korg auto-chromatic tuner, and an effects loop. The new Valvetronix heads and cabinets include all of the features of the original combo series, plus more.
The new heads and cabinets feature traditional VOX styling with series-distinctive deep blue grillcloth and gold piping, and the heads have been crafted in the classic VOX trapezoid shape.
The VOX Valvetronix Amplification Series heads and cabinets will be available in fall of 2002 with suggested retail pricing as follows:
AD60VTH 60 Watt head $799
AD120VTH 120 Watt head $1049
AD212 2 x 12" cabinet $799
AD412 4 x 12" cabinet $1299
AD60VT 60 Watt, 1x 12" combo $899
AD120VT 2 x 60 Watt, 2 x 12" combo $1299
For more information, visit their web site at www.voxamps.co.uk