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Introduced to the US market in the fall of 2015, the VXI was an all solid state 15 watt amplifier featuring a preamp section complete with digital effects and amp models.
ABS Plastic Enclosure
The VXI featured a lightweight but durable injection molded ABS plastic cabinet. The closed back enclosure featured an 6.5" speaker mounted to a wood speaker baffle and a bass reflex port to enhance low frequency response.
This unique construction allowed the VXI to weigh less than 9 pounds.
Amp Modeling Using Virtual Element Technology
The VXI featured a digital amplifier modeling engine called VET, or Virtual Element Technology. VET didn't just aim to just get the "essence" of the tone of the world's most iconic guitar amplifiers, it modeled how the electronic components and circuit designs interract in these classic amps.
Eleven VET amp models were included: Deluxe, Classic Tweed 4x10, Boutique Clean, Boutique OD, Vox AC30, Vox AC30TB, Brit 1959, Brit 800, Brit VM, SL-OD, and Double Rectifier.
To further increase tonal flexibility, the "Program" button provided storage for three tonal variations of each VET amplifier model. The first selection was labeled "Preset" and was designed by Vox to complement the tone of the amp model. The other presets were labeled "User A" and "User B." These presets could be adjusted and stored to personal taste. A series of three LED lamps indicated which preset was selected.
The VXI included four modulation effects: Chorus, Flanger, Org Phase and Tremolo. The "Modulation Effects" control knob was divided into four sectors. One modulation effect was assigned to each sector of the control. Rotating the "Modulation Effects" control clockwise from "Off" advanced through the four modulation effects.
While the rotary control adjusted the depth of the modulation effects, the "Tap" button adjusted modulation speed.
Depressing the "Tap" button for several moments engaged the guitar tuner. It used the three LED lights from the Program section to indicate if a guitar string was on pitch.
The VXI also included four delay effects: Analog Delay, Tape Delay, Spring Reverb and Hall Reverb. The "Delay/Reverb" control knob was also divided into four sectors. One delay effect was assigned to each sector of the control. Rotating the "Delay/Reverb" control clockwise from "Off" advanced through the four delay/reverb effects.
Power Amplifier and Speaker
The solid state FET VXI power amplifier section was rated at 15 watts into a 4 ohm load. There was no provision for connecting additional extension speakers.
Optional Foot Switches
Vox offered the VFS2A and VFS5 foot switches as optional accessories for the VXI. The simpler VFS2A allowed the selection between two parameters. The five button VFS5 foot pedal controlled bank and program selection with a tap of a toe.