Price paid: $ 228.75
Purchased from: Dolphin Music
Sound — 9
I mostly run this through my Standard MIM Fender Stratocaster, and the clean sound you can get with this is possibly one of the best you will ever get from a solid state amp. It really brings out the best in the single coil pickups. It works very well with humbuckers too. It's higher gain setting are also very good, but nowhere near say, a Roland cube. It's not particularly noisy, and works very well as a practice amp.
Overall Impression — 9
A great amp, amazing for clean tones, jazz, blues or rock. Very good as a practice amp, but probably doesn't quite cut it for metal tones. Better to go with a Roland Cube or this amps sister amp, the AD15XL. Very good value for money though. Highly recommended.
Reliability & Durability — 9
Never had any problems with it. Only really issue is sometimes you need to re-adjust your settings after turning it off, because even if the dials are in the right place it can still forget what it's meant to be doing. It's a bit too small to do large gigs with without it being mic'd, but I would happily use it for small gigs without backup.
Features — 10
There is no year listed on the amp itself, but I would estimate it's most likely been built within the last year or two. It's a 15 watt solid state amp with technology employed by all valvetronix to give it a more tube-like sound. Has pre-loaded amp setting from boutique clean, to the AC15/30 emulations, all the way up to nu metal and hi-gain. Also comes with many built in effects, such as auto wah, flanger, phaser, reverb and tremolo. Has a line out, as well as a footswitch lack socket, but lacks the control to edit the power to the speaker, though this isn't really neccesary on such a small amp.