It's the latest in guitar amplification don't ya know? 01/12/05
The DA5, front and back
Digital amps are still relatively new in terms of guitar amplification - when you think just how long the good ol' tubes have been in production, the digital age is like the last 5 seconds of the minute (if a minute is the whole life of amps - or something like that)
Vox, being the forward thinking company that they are, have embraced the new technology in the form of their new DA4 Digital Amplifier.
The mains or battery powered 5 Watt DA5 delivers a collection of distinctive amp styles, with built-in effects and 24-bit/44.1 kHz signal processing.
With 11 guitar amplifier tones ranging from pristine clean, to full overdrive, to chunking rhythm 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.
One particularly nifty feature being the ability to adjust the power amplifier output by selecting one of three values: 5 Watts, 1.5 Watts or 0.5 Watt.
This means you can use the master volume all the way up to drive
the power amp for maximum tone and feel while keeping the output volume
An AUX IN accepts line level signals for connecting
a mixer or CD or MP3 player, and a separate MIC IN with its own level
control completes the package. All three inputs may be used simultaneously,
enabling the DA5 to serve as a complete rehearsal amplification solution.
A VOX made, 6.5-inch, 8 Ohm speaker produces the noisy end, while a headphone/line output can be used for private or late-night practicing or for direct connection to a mixer or recorder. The headphone/line
output adds cabinet tonality and character for a sense of air
The DA5 weighs in at just over 7.5 pounds, making it easily transportable.
The VOX DA5 is available in early December 2005 with a
U.S. MSRP of $190.