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Past meets present; the new VOX SUPERBEETLE combines iconic looks with stunning NuTube sound.
Mini and mighty, the all-new VOX MINI SUPERBEETLE 25 inherits the iconic look of 60's and adds all-new analog NuTube circuitry for authentic tube tone. Complete with the iconic chrome stand and distinctive VOX styling, the MINI SUPERBEETLE delivers the sounds of a classic VOX amp in a compact, cool package that's the perfect addition to any guitarists' home.

Serious sound that exceeds its appearance
NuTube is the new vacuum tube developed in a collaboration between KORG and Noritake Itron. This dream device uses vacuum fluorescent display technology to obtain the same vacuum tube sound and response, while eliminating the problematic aspects of a vacuum tube. The Nutube is used in the VOX MINI SUPERBEETLE, faithfully reproducing the tonal character of VOX's legendary AC30. The sparkling, chimey sound that has captivated guitarists for more than fifty years is alive and well in this new amplifier.

Additionally, the traditional VOX tremolo effect has also been included. The amplitude of the tremolo also changes the depth of Nutube distortion, varying the sound, resulting a true tube driven tremolo effect. Also provided is a digital reverb that simulates a classic spring reverb, dramatically improving the potential for shaping your sound. An extension speaker cabinet can also be added to this package for more volume when you need it. The MINI SUPERBEETLE is not merely a reproduction of the classic stack; it is a true re-imagination of the amp that has been updated to meet the needs of today's players.

Features:
• Iconic design inherited from the classic stacks of the British Invasion
• Traditional VOX AC tones, powered by Nutube, with a maximum output of 50W (at 40)
• An open-backed cabinet equipped with one 10-inch Celestion speaker
• On-board digital reverb & NuTube driven tremolo
• Built-in digital reverb that simulates a spring reverb
• A classic design that looks just as good as it sounds. A perfect addition to the home of any British Rock fan, even as decor
• Speaker output for pairing with a variety of cabinets
• Headphone/Line output for practice or recording

Specs:
• Input/Output: INPUT, SPEAKER OUTPUT x 2, PHONES/LINE
• Controls: GAIN, TREBLE, BASS, REVERB, TREMOLO, VOLUME, EQ FLAT/DEEP, ECO ON/OFF, Impedance 4/8/16
• Speaker: 1x10" Celestion Custom speaker, Maximum input 50 W RMS 8 ohm
• Valve: Nutube 6P1
• Output Power: Maximum approx. 50 W RMS@4 ohms, 25 W RMS@8 ohms, 12.5 W RMS@16 ohms
• Current Consumption: 3.43 A
• Effects: Digital reverb, Nutube tremolo
• Dimensions (W x D x H): 323 mm x 180 mm x 596 mm /12.7" x 7.09" x 23.5"
• Weight: 8.7kg/19.18 lbs.
• Included Items: AC adapter (DC 19 V), AC cord, Speaker cable

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
So, for my first head/cab combo, and for something just intended to practice in an apartment... this is great for me. It's surprisingly loud, and I often need to dial the volume/gain in just so as to not bother my neighbours. It takes pedals surprisingly well, though there's no FX loop. I ultimately decided it was worth it to forgo the loop for the Vox brightness and chime. Expensive for a what is ultimately being used as a practice amp, but it pairs nicely with my Gretsch & Rickenbacker, so... I'm happy until I can splash out for something bigger & pricier in the future.
Posted by Nate on Oct 8, 2019
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Mini SuperBeetle 25 Guitar Amplifier0 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSudbury, Ontario
It would be too "hurtful" to own one....I've used the real "Vox Beetle", also the Vox Viscount......those amps then were many-many years advanced over others - it made my '65 Strat sing. As much as I would live to have that "Mini"...I would find it very sentimental to play through it. Wish the Vox Beetle would be reissued just as it was....
Posted by Dayeton Larson on Oct 4, 2019
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Neat little novelty that?s loud0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
Just for reference I have only played a 53’ Gretsch Duo Jet and an American Original 60’s Tele through this amp, so single coil pickups only. This amp is really cool looking, and about 75% of the decision to buy it was based on aesthetics and novelty alone, so I wasn’t expecting it to be my only (gigging) amp or anything. Over all it’s a great little package, decent price, well made, and very different, sort of reminds me of the mini Marshall stacks they made (and I owned before) they were sort of a novelty, not made for gigging or anything super serious, just messing around at home, kids starting out playing etc. This feels the same, you’re not going to get the same tone as an actual AC15 or AC30, it’s a single 10” speaker, and not REALLY tubes, yes they are the NuTube which emulates or imitates a real amp tube, but it’s not the same thing, no matter what the hype says. The speaker/amp sounds a little boxy, especially when standing right in front of it with your ears 2-3 feet above the speaker, but it’s still pretty decent sound. The reverb is a bit much, I find (for my taste anyways) that it’s best with not too much, dial around 9 o’clock, anything more and it’s a wash, kind of overkill and even sloppy/noisy. But it’s not real spring and tube driven reverb, so you get what you pay for there, it’s decent for this type of amp, put it that way. The tremolo is ok, when the amp is being played clean it’s decent and almost sounds like real tremolo, but when the gain gets up there, it almost acts like a tremolo and flanger to my ears, which can be cool if you like that, but can also be annoying if you only wanted an authentic sounding tremolo. It gets pretty loud, way louder than you’d need for just noodling or practicing, which will be good if you intend on using it for small gigs, jamming at a reasonable volume at a friends house etc. I am impressed with how loud it can get being such a small amp, single 10” speaker and imitation tubes, it’s pretty impressive that way. Over all I feel this is a novelty amp, a cool little thing you intend to display, look at, play occasionally in your music room, and maybe bring out to a small gig or friends house to mess around with. If I was looking for a small amp to gig with that’s really portable, loud enough I would probably buy a Fender Pro Jr. honestly, who wants the hassle of carrying a cabinet and head, cords etc. when being quick and easy to set up and ease of transport is the goal? But, that would run me another $200 or more for that amp, and really what I bought this one for was looks, nostalgia, novelty with the ability to still actually play through it from time to time. It is a cool little thing, but this is not your one and only ‘gigging amp’ I feel. For $449 it’s a good deal still, regardless of the negatives I mentioned above, a lot of music bluetooth speakers cost more than this Vox mini Superbeetle (guess they didn’t get the rights to Superbeatle? lol) and this is much louder, and way cooler looking so, as long as you keep in mind it’s potential, it’s intended designed use, it’s a good little amp and package.
Posted by Johnny on Jul 2, 2019
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MSB25 on steroids1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
I am using it with another speaker 150 watts from Traynor, with an 8 ohm, 8 inches. I can now crank the amplifier at 50 watts using the MSB25 simultaneously. I am satisfied, thus I can play with a drummer by my side. I am not regretting buying this little amp.
Posted by Robert on Nov 27, 2018
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Great Product!5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
I expected it to be a little bigger, even though I knew the measurements, but is just right for my application. Good detail on the cabinets. Sounds Great, especially for such a small amp! I turn the bass all the way up and it gives the bottom end needed for me and my guitars. I like the Reverb and Tremelo despite what some people say online. It is in my living room, but could be used for a small venue as is. There are 2 things I would have done differently. 1. On the back of the amp there are small switches etc. and the lettering above them is dark and very small, very hard to read, although you don't need to use them all the time. I use a light and magnifying glass to see them. The control panel on the top of the amp also has dark lettering which is hard to see under dim lighting conditions. 2. I think with the amp being so small, it would have been very good and very cool if Vox would have made it so the amp could pivot in the stand like the AC100, this way the sound would be directed more to the player and audience and would have really give it that extra finishing touch. Other than those minor things, I am extremely happy with the Amp!
Posted by Bruce on Oct 18, 2018
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