Designed and voiced with Sir Brian May
Based on the VOX AC30 sound
Built-in KAT treble booster
Powered by Nutube
Limited edition collector’s set with matching 1x8” cabinet
“I want people to be able to get the sounds you make in a stadium show into your living room, and this achieves that. I hope that people find them inspiring.” – Brian May.
The MV50 Brian May is a unique and inspiring guitar amplifier that is the result of a collaboration between Vox and the legendary Brian May from Queen, successfully encapsulating his iconic tone into the popular VOX MV50 tube amp, with a perfectly matched accompanying cabinet.
With a combined weight of less than 5kg (less than 11 lbs), guitarists everywhere can now enjoy Brian May’s iconic stadium rock tone in a small and lightweight tube amp rig.
Powered by Vox’s Nutube technology – a revolutionary new vacuum tube that produces authentic tube tone at a fraction of the size – the MV50 Brian May is based on the MV50 circuitry and AC30 tone, but with the addition of a KAT (Knight Audio Technologies) treble booster, which can be toggled on or off, allowing guitarists to achieve Brian May’s instantly recognizable tone.
With a refined control panel featuring gain, tone and volume controls, the MV50 also features an EQ switch that can be toggled from flat (perfect for larger cabs) to deep (ideal for getting a deeper tone even from a smaller cab).
When combined with its matching speaker cabinet, the MV50 produces a 25w output at 8ohms, packing a large punch despite its small size. The MV50 Brian May’s headphone/line out also features speaker emulation, so you have the option of recording directly from the amp head without needing to mic up the cab.
Weighing just 540g (19oz) for the head and 3.9kg (8.6lbs) for the matching cab, this is one of the lightest tube setups available to guitarists, and certainly a lot lighter than Brian’s on-stage trio of AC30s! You can truly take Brian’s iconic tone with you wherever you go.
“It’s perfect for any smaller show, and if you want to put a mic in front of it, it’ll do for your big gigs as well. I wouldn’t mind going on some future stadium gig and seeing how this shapes up.” – Brian May.
With eye-catching red casing the MV50 Brian May provides a visual nod to his legendary ‘Red Special’ guitar.
The face of the amp and cab is finished in Vox’s quintessential diamond-patterned cloth, complemented with Brian May’s signature, to represent his personal approval of the amp which bears his name.
This special collector’s edition set consists of MV50 head, matching speaker cab, plus keychain and postcards.
MV50 Brian May amp head:
Input/output: Input, Line out/Headphones, Speaker out
Preamp: Nutube 6P1 with KAT treble booster
Power Amplifier Output: Max. 50W RMS@4ohm, 25W RMS@8ohm, 12.5W RMS@16ohm
Controls: Gain, tone, volume, treble booster on/off switch, impedance switch, standby switch, eco switch, EQ switch (flat/deep)
Speaker: 1 x 8″ VOX original 8ohm
Input terminals: 2
Allowable input: 25W
Dimensions: 260 (W) x 280 (D) x 200 (H) mm / 10.24” (W) x 11.02” (D) x 7.9” (H)
Weight: 3.9 kg (8.6lbs)
This limited edition special collector’s MV50 Brian May set includes MV50 head, matching speaker cab, plus keychain and postcards.
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MV50 Brian May Specifications
INPUT Jack × 1, SPEAKER OUTPUT Jack × 1(6.3 mm monaural phone jack, unbalanced)PHONES / LINE Jack × 1(6.3 mm stereo phone jack)
Maximum approx 50 W RMS@4 ohms,25 W RMS@8 ohms, 12.5 W RMS@16 ohms
AC adapter (DC 19 V ) Current
Dimensions (W× D×H):
135 × 75 × 100 mm/5.31 × 2.95 × 3.94 inches
551 g/1.21 lbs.
AC adapter, Power cord, Owner’s Manual
1 x 8″ VOX original 8ohm
260 (W) x 280 (D) x 200 (H) mm / 10.24” (W) x 11.02” (D) x 7.9” (H)
3.9 kg (8.6lbs)
Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.