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2024 NAMM - Blackstar and Vox, solid state heroes!

Started by joecool85, February 27, 2024, 03:30:44 PM

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There was a whole lot of stuff at NAMM, but most of it had to due with guitars, tube amps, or digital amps.  We did get a little bit focused on solid state gear though!

Blackstar has updated their ID:Core amps with the new v4 series. The new updates include: USB C connection, power reduction feature, and "other minor improvements to models".  While the power reduction is nice, the biggest thing for me here is the USB C hookup - finally!
 
Pricing is 219, 249, and 279 British pounds for the ID:Core 10, 20, and 40 respectively.

https://www.gearnews.com/blackstar-idcore-v4-revamped-and-now-with-new-1-watt-mode/

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Vox has updated their AmPlug series with the new AmPlug 3 range of headphone amps.  These new Amplug models have minor enhancements to each model and Vox has also adjusted the on-board effects to take advantage of "wide stereo" sound.

Pricing looks to be same as before, $49.99 USD.

https://www.gearnews.com/vox-amplug-3-7-new-revamped-headphone-amps/
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