Announcing the VX50 series, delivering 50W of high output and real vacuum tube sound from an ultra-light and compact unit. Nutube delivers the fat and powerful sounds that can only be obtained from a vacuum tube, and a distinctive and carefully-calculated cabinet structure provides powerful sound that you wouldn't believe could come from a unit of this size. The lineup contains three models for acoustic guitar, bass, and keyboard, giving you the ideal unit for any situation: at-home use, studio practice, small live events or on-stage monitoring. It's the birth of a revolutionary set of amps that, although compact and lightweight, bring you the rich overtones and high volume that you expect from vacuum tubes.
STUNNINGLY LIGHTWEIGHT WHILE DELIVERING A FULL 50W OF OUTPUT POWER
In spite of their 50W high output, the compact design and lightweight body of approximately 4 kg (8.8 lbs) means that these amps are supremely portable. Each model provides a generous selection of the ideal input/output jacks, giving you the means to deal with a variety of playing styles and situations.
THE WARM VACUUM TUBE SOUND OF NUTUBE
By using Nutube, the new vacuum tube, these amps provide the organic feel of an analog circuit that cannot be completely reproduced digitally, such as a rich overtone structure, a distinctive sense of compression, and quick response. This delivers an enormous advantage not only in sound but also in playability.
What is Nutube?
This is a new vacuum tube that was born from cooperative development between Korg and Noritake Itron Corporation. Like a conventional vacuum tube, it has an anode grid filament structure, and operates as a complete triode vacuum tube. It generates the warm overtones that are distinctive of a vacuum tube. By applying Noritake Itron Corporation's electroluminescent tube technology with certain modifications to its structure, the Nutube achieves dramatically improved power efficiency, miniaturization, and higher product quality in comparison to conventional vacuum tubes.
UNIQUE CABINET STRUCTURE CAPTURES A MELLOW LOW-END
While inheriting a cabinet structure that was developed for the VX I/II, these amps feature a new bass reflex design and reinforced construction. A large-diameter duct and wooden braces were added to obtain a powerful sound that goes beyond the limits of its size. The speaker construction and structural design are optimized for each model to express the character of each instrument with perfect clarity. A lightweight and highly durable one-piece ABS chassis allows the sound to be projected without any loss.