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The MV50 AC Set from Vox is an amplifier head and speaker cabinet bundle designed to provide sounds inspired by Vox AC30 amps in a small and portable package for guitarists gigging, practicing, and recording. It includes the Vox MV50 AC 50W amplifier head and the Vox BC108 1x8" speaker cabinet.
The 50W amp head features a Class D power amp, headphone output, and an EQ switch to suit different cabinets. Its Nutube vacuum tube delivers analog tube tones in a compact unit. Connect the amp head to the BC108 speaker cabinet with the supplied speaker cable. The 8" speaker handles 25W RMS at 8 Ohms. The semi-open design is optimized to produce tight response in the bass range.
The VOX MV50 AC has been designed to take the classic sound of a VOX tube amplifier and shrink its form factor down to a miniaturized size. Measuring only 5.3 x 3.0 x 3.9”, this amplifier head provides 50W of power and is capable of driving cabinets at four, eight, and 16 Ohms. The amplifier accomplishes this feat thanks in no small part to an all-analog preamp circuit utilizing Nutube technology, as well as analog components which reproduce the character of traditional VOX tube amplifiers. A class D power amp complements the preamp, and taken as a whole, the unit delivers the warm clean tone and adaptable overdrive you’ve come to expect from the traditional AC line.
The MV50 AC provides one 1/4" guitar input, one 1/4" speaker output, and a 1/4" headphone/line output. Gain, tone, and volume controls are provided to tweak the amp's tone. A switch on the back of the amplifier allows you to raise or lower the resistance to sculpt your tone and interface with compatible cabinets.
To suit a wide variety of cabinets, an EQ switch on the rear of the amp head has been provided, giving you two tone-shaping options. DEEP mode puts the emphasis on the low-frequency range and is particularly useful with smaller cabinets; FLAT mode, on the other hand, allows you to take full advantage of a larger speaker’s inherent tonal characteristics. The 1/4" headphone/line output utilizes a cabinet simulation circuit to offer you the full sound of an amplifier/head combo when routing signal to headphones, DIs, recording interfaces, mixers, PAs, and more.
Nutube Technology Explained
Intended for use with the MV50 amplifier head, the VOX BC108 is a 1x8” speaker cabinet capable of handling 25W at 8 Ohms. At 8.6 lb, it’s rather portable, and features a semi-open back structure to facilitate a more focused sound, especially in the bass range of the frequency spectrum. Even though it is compact and portable, at 25W it can offer enough volume for practicing at home or gigging in small venues such as coffee shops.
On the rear of the cab you’ll find two 1/4" speaker jacks, both of which can be used as an input. Daisy-chaining this cab to another BC108 is possible by making use of whichever 1/4" jack is not currently employed. In this case, you can run one 1/4" speaker cable from the MV50—or other compatible amp—to the cabinet, and run another cable from the BC108 to your secondary speaker. The output impedance will reduce to 4 Ohms when set up in such a manner.
|Output Power||50 W RMS|
|Tube Types||1 x Preamp Nutube|
|Output Impedance||4/8/16 Ohms Mono|
|Inputs||1 x 1/4" Mono Instrument|
|Outputs||1 x 1/4" Mono Headphone
1 x 1/4" Mono External Speaker
|Tone Section||Channel 1: Gain, Tone|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.3 x 3.0 x 3.9" / 135.0 x 75.0 x 100.0 mm Amplifier|
|Weight||1.19 lb / 540 g Amplifier|
|Package Weight||2.95 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||9.8 x 7.9 x 3.5"|