NAMM 2020: Vox unveils affordable Cambridge50 modeling amp with Nutube

NAMM 2020: Vox has kicked off its show announcements with its latest modeling combo amp, the Cambridge50.

Equipped with Vox’s Nutube and Virtual Element Technology, the Cambridge50 promises to capture tube-amp response for stage-ready sounds.

Vox Cambridge50 guitar amp

(Image credit: Vox Amps)

11 amp models and eight built-in effects are onboard, as is a tuner, while a Celestion 12-inch speaker delivers the tones.

Other functions include an aux input, USB audio interface, headphone/line output with cab sim, plus a line mode for acoustic-electric guitars and keyboards, and a preset mode to recall existing tones.

Vox Cambridge50 guitar amp

(Image credit: Vox Amps)

The Vox Cambridge50 is available this month for $299 - that price point will see it face tough competition from the best amps under $500, particularly Boss’s hugely popular Katana-50 MkII.

For more info, head over to Vox Amps.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.