Product Description

As befits the name “V-type 8-cylinder,” this is a high-gain distortion unit that boasts an awe-inspiring tone. In addition to distortion sounds that are ideal for heavy riffs or soloing, you can also obtain cutting high-gain lead sounds. It provides a mid-shift switch that lets you change the band where the mid-range peaks. Turning this off gives you a broad range with an emphasized attack. Turning it on will shift the band to be more suitable for lead playing.


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VOX V8 Distortion (V8DS) Specifications

Input impedance:

1M Ω

Output impedance:

2.2k Ω

Vacuum tube:

ECC83 / 12AX7


INPUT jack (guitar input), OUTPUT jack (line output)


AA battery x 6

AC adapter:

DC 9V (Option)

Vacuum tube operating voltage:

200 V

Consumption current:

240 mA

Battery Life:

Approximately 7 hours

Dimensions: (W x D x H):

87 x 132 x 63 / mm, 3.43 x 5.20 x 2.48 / inch


420 g / 14.81 oz (not including battery)


AA alkaline battery x 6 (for verifying operation)


AC Adapter

*Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice for improvement.

Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.

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