Vox Introduces Amphones, Headphones With Built-in Guitar And Bass Amplifiers
Vox Amplification has announced the release of Amphones, active
headphones that feature integrated AmPlug micro amps and can be
plugged directly into an electric guitar or bass.
Designed in conjunction with headphone specialists Audio
Technica, Amphones, will give guitarists the chance to enjoy
late-night or private practice sessions as well as being able to
listen to their recordings or other music without switching
Four Amphones models are available:
• "AC30" reproduces the sound of the classic VOX AC30
• "Twin" simulates the sound of a famous US-made clean combo
• "Lead" covers lead guitar sounds ranging from UK-made amps to
US-made high-gain boutique amps
• "Bass" models VOX's classic AC100 bass amp with a wide-range
design to accommodate a variety of tonal possibilities
The VOX amPlug Series of palm-sized headphone guitar amplifiers
enables musicians to easily plug their amPlug into any guitar, and
attach a pair of headphones to achieve high quality guitar sounds
anywhere. Now, amPhones make it even easier for you. While the
amPlug required the user to provide the headphones, the amPhones
are headphones that have the amPlug technology already built in!
Just plug in your instrument, and enjoy serious guitar/bass sound
and superb comfort. amPhones are created using headphone technology
from Audio-Technica, the name you trust for headphones. amPhones
can also be used as conventional headphones when the amplifier
simulator is switched off. You can connect your guitar/bass to
these headphones, or use them for listening to music. amPhones are
what you need, whether you're practicing by yourself in your room,
or listening to your portable audio player on the way to the
studio. amPhones are a must-have item for any VOX enthusiast.
Choose from four different versions
amPhones come in four models: the "AC30" faithfully reproduces
the sound of the classic VOX AC30 amplifier, the "Twin" simulates
the sound of a famous US-made clean combo amp, the "Lead" covers
lead guitar sounds ranging from UK-made amps to US-made high-gain
boutique amps, and the "Bass" models VOX's classic AC100 bass amp
with a wide-range design to meet the needs of today's modern
electric bass players. Each uses a completely analog design in
order to faithfully model the circuit response of the original amp,
and will satisfy even the most critical listener.
Numerous high-quality effects are
The amPhones series contains numerous effects that add variety to
the sound. The "AC30," "Twin," and "Lead" provide
reverb/chorus/delay, and "Bass" provides a compressor. Each effect
is adjustable, giving you sound with superb presence that will
bring out your best performances.
Also usable as headphones
When you disconnect your guitar/bass and power-off your amPhones,
they will function as a conventional set of headphones that offer
the superb sound quality that you would expect from VOX. The
headphones themselves are made by Audio-Technica, the name you
trust in headphones. You'll enjoy optimum sound quality and a
comfortable fit that will not produce listener fatigue, even during
extended listening sessions. Their folding design allows easy
portability, and the extension cable and adaptor plug are also
included, making these units an excellent choice for their
stand-alone headphone functionality.
More and more these days, headphones are used by many music lovers
as a "must have" accessory and fashion statement. Introducing the
iconic Vox brand into this segment will allow Vox to be "seen and
heard" in mainstream consumer markets as well as existing music
The VOX Amphones will be available mid-fall 2012 for a U.S.
street price of $99.99.
For more info, visit Vox
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