Vox VT100X Modeling Combo Guitar Amplifier 100W
The VT100X is part of Vox' line of hybrid amps that combine a solid-state poweramp section with a multi-stage tube driven preamp section. To be more precise, it sports a 12AX7 preamp tube that adds realism to its built-in amp modeling capabilities. This means that you get the warmth of tube, and the versatility of solid-state digital amp modeling, which lets you choose from 20 amp models and 13 effects, with up to 60 preset slots to work with. Finally, at 100W and equipped with a 12" speaker, this combo amplifier is loud enough for most applications, including big venues. Interestingly, the 12AX7 preamp lasts longer than the average tube amp because it is not driven hard.
- Power: 100W
- Speaker: 1 x 12"
- Amp Modeling: 20 (via Software Editor)
- Effects: 13
- Input:1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" (Aux)
- Outputs: 1 x 1/8"
- Weight: 41.67 lbs.
Most reviewers are impressed with the amp's tone, some more than others. As expected, the VT100X gets a lot of kudos for its authentic sounding renditions of classic Vox tones. But there are also plenty of commendations for its other amp models, including its mid to high-gain tones. There's also much appreciation for its versatility, which together with its loud projection makes the amp a good all-in-one rig that'll work for most venues.
There are a few who have minor qualms about the amp's control and software. The amp is also a bit on the heavy side, but this is to be expected given that it is rated at 100W.
With its 100W power, real tube preamp, and amp modeling versatility, the Vox VT100X is quite a catch in this price range.