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Digital guitar amplifiers by Vox

Vox DA15 digital guitar amplifierIntroduced at winter Namm show 2006 and Musikmesse Frankfurt, the Vox DA15 joins the DA5 Digital Amplifier, offering guitarists versatile guitar tone in two compact packages. Both amps feature 11 selected guitar amplifier tones, 11 built-in high-quality effects, a familiar knob-based control panel, plus 24-bit/44.1 kHz signal processing.
The DA15 and DA5 digital amplifiers' tones range from pristine clean, to outrageous overdrive, to chunking rhythm, and they can be dialed up instantly. Eleven single and combination effects are built-in including auto wah, compressor, delay, reverb, flanger, phaser, chorus, tremolo and rotary plus noise reduction. Users have the ability to adjust the parameters of every effect and a tap button allows easy set up of time or modulation speed effects.
The dual-channel model DA15 enables users to program and tweak their own combination of amp and effects settings and store them using the Channel Select mode. Two user program locations give instant access to the stored sounds. Manual mode (in which the sound heard is exactly what the knob settings indicate) provides immediate access to a third sound. The optional VFS2 dual foot switch can be used to switch between the user programs (CH1, CH2) or to bypass the effects. Alternatively, it can be used to activate the Manual mode instead of Effect Bypass. In addition to a Vox proprietary 8-inch, 8 Ohm speaker, a headphone/line output provides convenient connection to headphones or a recorder/mixer.
The DA5 can operate on battery power. Other convenient features include a power select switch that lets the user adjust the power amplifier output by choosing 5 Watts, 1.5 Watts or 0.5 Watt. This allows the master volume to be turned up all the way up to drive the power amp for maximum tone and feel while keeping the output volume level reasonable, and can also reduce battery power consumption. An AUX IN can accept line level signals for connecting a mixer or CD/MP3 player, and a separate microphone input with its own level control completes the package. All inputs may be used simultaneously, enabling the DA5 to serve as a complete rehearsal amplification solution. A Vox proprietary 6.5-inch, 8 Ohm speaker is featured, plus a headphone/line output for private practicing or direct connection to a mixer or recorder. Weighing in at a just over 7.5 pounds, the DA5 can be powered by either the included AC adapter or by six C batteries.
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