Vox MV50 AC 50-watt Hybrid Tube Guitar Amp Head

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Gearank Recommendation

The Vox MV50 AC appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Amps Under $300 from May 2021 until August 2022 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by the Vox MV50 Clean.

On November 22, 2022 we announced the results of our annual analysis of guitar amp brands – Vox ranked #3.
On October 18, 2021 we announced the results of our annual analysis of guitar amp brands – Vox ranked #5.
Although this was previously on our recommended list there are now amps with higher ratings available in our guide to The Best Guitar Amps Under $300.

Rating Source Highlights

Website Source *Rating Value
Sound On Sound Paul White 93/100
Premier Guitar Jason Shadrick 87.5/100
Guitar World Chris Gill 95/100
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Vox is well known for their AC series of tube amps. The MV50 AC takes the iconic AC series tone and packs it inside a very compact lunchbox style amp head.

This amp head uses Korg Nutube techonology, which is a modern reproduction of tubes, with a smaller profile, longer life expectancy (30,000 hours), and using only 2% of electrical power compared to conventional tubes.

It is rated at 50-Watts with Class D type power section, and weighing in at a little over 21 ounces.


  • Power: 50W @ 4 ohms, 25W @ 8 ohms, 12.5W @ 16 ohms
  • Preamp: 6P1 NuTube
  • Effects: None
  • Input: 1 x 1/4″
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/4″ (Speaker Out), 1 x 1/4″ (Headphones/Line)
  • Weight: 1.32 lbs.


Check out this comparison video between AC-30 and the MV50 AC: