Upgrading a VOX AD50VT Valvetronix

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  1. Spunky

    Spunky Active Member

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    CB,

    What about a Celestion Vintage 30?
    I like that speaker best in a 4 x 12 cab...
     
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    I don't know Spunk, this tube 10 sounds damn meaty!
     
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    Way to go Vic!! :lol: 8)
     
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    I still wanna put a speaker out jack on this too!
     
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    According to the manual, the 10" speaker is an 8 ohm unit.
    cool!
     
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    just changed my tube and got her all back together too vic!! (and fixxed the jack.... :oops:

    just about 15 minutes on it, and i like it!! heheee..brewsky sent me that mesa tube in an electro-harmonix box....just what came out of the vox!! (thanky again brew!!

    spunky, i just got my head out of that amp, and if you can fit a 12 in there please advise!!
     
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    The Vintage 30 is nice, its smooth, its sort of clear in its own way. The Silver 12 the V12-60 actually has a more solid bottom. I know... its the cheaper speaker. The Vintage 30 has a better defined top end, very articulate (perhaps too much so for a Fender amp). But, the V12-60 has it hands down in the low end and lower mids. This is where the Vox needs help.
     
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    Good to see ya gettin' ya hands wet with this stuff Vic....
     
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    ty, voxy...

    took me long enuff!

    next? rebuild a 1963 selmer?
    i don't think so...
     
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    Don't be shy there bub...... :wink: :lol:
     
  11. ess

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    12 wont fit in the 30 unless its tilted back some. new baffle board etc. :arrow:
     
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    How far off is it......?
    Top to bottom is just a bit short? or is the chassis in the way and can be maybe nipped a bit for the edge of the speaker. Cut the baffle bigger of course.....
    :D
     
  13. ess

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    off quite a bit Spunks. and the chassis starts at the grille


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    So I need to whip out my big 10"...LOL

    Maybe CB has a favorite 10" with a big bottom end...er speaker I mean! :D
     
  15. ess

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    haa! yupp ceebs ten inch is reknowned. :shock:


    cool to mod the 10 in there , but its sweet with the speaker ext, means you dont REALLY have to if theres a nice cab knocking about. :D
     
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    vic108 Well-Known Member

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    So, what part exactly do I need for the speaker out on this amp?
    Where to get it?
     
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    Vic,

    I used a stereo 1/4" jack and used the stereo side to decouple the internal speaker when connecting the external cab.
    The internal speaker is 8 ohm and my Marshall cabs are all 16 ohm but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

    There are some photos and how to's here somewhere.
     
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    that's cool spunk, can use the amp as a monitor then if you want...

    but could you use 2- 16 ohmers in parallel to get 8 ohms?? i forget how that works....
     
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    Skids,

    Use a 1/4" male to dual 1/4" female jacks in parallel and have a Marshall full stack powered by the 30 Watt VOX.
    Parallel divides and series adds.
     
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    I did the swap last night.
    I had a couple of thumpers laying around that I pulled out of my old Camaro. They are Pyle Series 1, 10" bass speakers.
    I wanted to see what the AD30VT would sound like.
    Bassy, hardly any mids and zero highs. Also inefficient as heck!
    I put the original speaker back in and plugged it into a Marshall 4 X 12 cab.
    I played and listened then I unplugged and adjusted the tone controls on the amp to make the internal speaker sound like the Marshall cab. (Sort of)....

    All good.....Not gonna spend the $$ on another speaker for the VOX.
    Maybe upgrade the Champ to a 10"....maybe not!
     

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