VOX Amplification is now shipping the new AGA150, the latest addition to its Acoustic Guitar Amplifier series. Joining the recently launched AGA70 ($550), the upscale AGA150 ($750) boasts twice the power of the AGA70 (150 Watts vs. 70 Watts); adds an additional tweeter for a more refined high end; and features a compact and efficient power amp, designed in conjunction with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower a/s, to produce a super clean and powerful sound. The VOX AGA150 is designed from the ground up to meet the challenges of today's modern acoustic performer.
Both two-channel amps feature a Normal channel and a Tube Pre channel, complete with a 12AU7 dual triode vacuum tube. Each channel is equipped with a standard guitar input, as well as a microphone input with selectable phantom power. For the singer-instrumentalist, an electro-acoustic guitar or mic can be connected to each channel. An additional Lo-Z / Hi-Z switch on each input accommodates a variety of signal levels.
Working in harmony with the traditional Bass, Middle and Treble EQ controls, the Color knob allows the overall tone to be quickly shifted during performance. A full complement of effects is available on each channel. The Chorus effect is selectable via a switch; Reverb can be added in any amount using the Reverb knob. The Anti-Feedback control minimizes acoustic feedback, allowing the AGA150/AGA70 to be used as an effective stage monitor.
Equipped with a DI (balanced XLR) output, the AGA150/AGA70 offers a convenient way to send the sound to a larger PA system without requiring a direct box. This output is also ideal for recording, using the AGA150/AGA70 as a tube-driven preamplifier. Stereo line inputs can accept the signal from a keyboard or other musical instrument. An MP3 player (or other audio source) can be connected to the AUX input to enjoy a jam session. The Tuner output is always active – even when the main output is muted – for silent tuning between songs and sets. The optional VFS2 provides footswitch control of the Effect Bypass or All Mute functions, offering great flexibility during a live performance.
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