New Vox Night Train Amp

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M Fowler
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New Vox Night Train Amp

Post by M Fowler » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:46 pm

Well there is a new Vox amp it looks good but not sure what the circuit is like.

Night Train. The rock-solid, no-compromise all-tube VOX head for the musician on the go.

Main Features

Rock-solid, all-tube head that is made to travel.
Uncompromising sound with two 12AX7 preamp tubes and two EL84 power tubes.
Selectable BRIGHT or THICK mode switch provides EQ and Gain variations for just the right tone.
Dual-power tube mode offers 15 watt (Pentode Power) or 7.5 Watt (Triode Tone) operation.
Master Volume control preserves your gain settings at any playing level.
Solid, industrial-chic mirror finish exudes tube coolness.
Custom padded carry-case is included.

Front panel controls:

Input
Gain
Bright/Thick Switch
Treble;
Middle
Bass
Volume
Output Mode Switch: Pentode/STBY/Triode
Mains On/Off
Power LED
Rear panel controls

Mains Input (Fused)
8 Ohm Speaker Output
16 Ohm Speaker Output
Valve/Tube Complement:

2 x EL84/6BQ5 --- 2 x 12AX7/ECC83
Model Dimensions/Weight:

Dimensions:308(W) x 160(D) x 177(H) mm /12.13(W) x 6.30(D) x 6.97(H) (inches)
Weight: 7.7kg /16.98 lbs
Power Output:

15 Watts RMS into 8 or 16 ohm



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Re: New Vox Night Train Amp

Post by Abstract » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:11 pm

There are some clips from Namm or something and man, this thing sounds AWESOME! It sounded great in crappy clips...

If I could access TGP, I'd find the links...maybe I can find them...
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Re: New Vox Night Train Amp

Post by dartanion » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:41 pm

It's their response to the Tiny Terror.
Eardrums!!! We don't need no stinkin' eardrums!

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Re: New Vox Night Train Amp

Post by M Fowler » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:53 pm

The new issue of guitar player mag has photos of six new tube amps but guitar player.com doesn't have the photos I want to download any ideas?

The inside chassis photos.

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Re: New Vox Night Train Amp

Post by Tubetwang » Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:11 pm

Good marketing!

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Re: New Vox Night Train Amp

Post by M Fowler » Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:24 pm

I bet they don't send me an amp for this marketing. I had wanted to make a cage amp and had been looking at the MOD, Zenstone 7, Burris, remembering my old Stromberg-Carlson and thought well these are good photos and information and maybe some one else was thinking about building an 18w cage amp as well.

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Re: New Vox Night Train Amp

Post by ampdoc1 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:49 pm

That Vox steps all over the Orange TT and the Mesa Subway. When do we get to deconstruct one?

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Re: New Vox Night Train Amp

Post by azatplayer » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:59 pm

Buddy of mine works in a local guitar shop. The Vox/Yamaha rep came in with a nighttrain, demo'd it, within minutes had 2 ordered for my buddy and his boss. And they are both anal amp freaks and gigging musos and have some nice gear allready. Sounds like its got the goods.
I have a handwired AC15, 6 months old. Since getting it, i have not used my Maz Jr.. they are on to something good. My buddy says it has the same cleans as my AC15 but has a more modern gain tone.
And how good does that cage look???

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New Box

Post by stubbyfex » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:31 pm

Hello!
I find it quite humorous reading the disclaimer on the rear of the amp:
"NO GUARANTEE IS APPLIED WHEN USED OUTSIDE OF JAPAN."
Perhaps that is because it is a 100V unit?

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Re: New Vox Night Train Amp

Post by Cygnus X1 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:14 am

I googled this, and came up with a lot of discussion on appearance-with too many people saying it is uglier than a TT.

Arg-I think it looks perfect for what it advertises to deliver tone-wise. The TT is intentionally ugly IMO.

Anyhoo-my mind goes right to "Spitfire", which I just built.
Thought you built a similar one, Mark...similar tube compliment.
Now that is an awesome sounding amp, without the doodads. Vol, Tone, cord, guitar. As she breaks in she only gets finer.

The street price is what kills me.
I would love to think I could start building amps for a profit, but there is no possible way at these prices.

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Re: New Vox Night Train Amp

Post by M Fowler » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:57 am

Cygnus X1,

I love my little spitfire and kept it out during the recent flood to play around with. Decided to built a different front valance and I just can't seem to get my cutouts right oh well. I have been scoulded twice on 18watt.com for showing this amp as it is not the appropriate subject matter for their forum?

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Re: New Vox Night Train Amp

Post by Structo » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:16 pm

Andy at ProGuitar.com does a great demo and review here.

http://www.proguitarshop.com/product.ph ... goryID=311
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Re: New Vox Night Train Amp

Post by rawnster » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:53 pm

hmmm....

Sounds pretty good.

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Re: New Vox Night Train Amp

Post by Tubetwang » Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:03 pm

Nice review!

At around 500$...these WILL SELL!!

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