Although many would argue that the DA5 is probably the best practice amp currently on the market, Vox isn't a company to rest on its laurels.
The new DA10 not only delivers a similar combination of sounds and features to its smaller sibling, but it also comes loaded with pair of 6.5-inch drivers and increased power for extra spread and projection.
Again, a mic input and trim pot is included on the rear panel and six C batteries allow you to pull the wire from the wall and go walkabout. The best busking amp in the world? Quite possibly.
When a DA10 in classic AC30-style cosmetics arrived at the MusicRadar office we simply couldn't wait to test it out. Here are a series of soundclips that we recorded straight from the DA10's headphone output into our computer, using a Telecaster, just a little software cabinet emulation and leaving the rest of the sounds and effects to the amp.
This is a nice, raucous rhythm sound using the Blues 2 style setting, the gain set around two o' clock and a smidgeon of reverb.
This is a cleaner rhythm sound using Clean 2 setting with the gain set around three o' clock and a touch more reverb.
This is a bluesy lead sound using the Blues 3 setting with the gain cranked up and the reverb set halfway.
Again we've used Blues 3 here, but rolled the gain back to halfway and added some delay.
Here's a nice throbbing tremolo and reverb combination, again using Blues 3.
Finally, all you metalheads needn't worry, the DA10 can rock too. This is the Higain 2 setting with the gain control cranked all the way up.
Hopefully this gives you a taste of what the DA10 can do. For information on the full range, visit the official Vox website.