NAD: Fender Super Champ X2

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Mesa, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. Mesa

    Mesa Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    ontario, canada
    Today my dad picked up this little gem. If you want a great sounding little tube practice amp for a great price I think this is the amp. 15 watt tube amp, 16 voice settings for channel 2 plus the effects selection. Channel 1 starts to break up around 4 on the volume knob and has a nice tube driven crunch. Overall we are impressed with this amp. Great bang for the buck!

  2. skiltrip

    skiltrip Member

    May 29, 2013
    How is the quality and depth of the digital reverb on this? I've been looking for a while at a Princeton reissue or a DRRI but the price on the X2 is the only one of the three I can truly afford.

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  3. jiminmidwest

    jiminmidwest Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    I agree with the OP, the SCX2 has a lot of nice tones. I'm looking to upgrade my Roland Cube 30 with a smallish practice amp that I can also use to jam with friends, so I tried the Vox VTRX40+, Fender SCXD combo and the Fender SCX2 combo.

    While more expensive, the Fender SCX2 had more depth to the tone and incredible sustain, as compared to the VTRX40+. The clean channel was classic Fender and the amp models on channel 2 were surprisingly good for a hybrid amp (got a decent, by my standards, dirty Blackface and Marshall tones). I found there was ample reverb on tap (I don't use a lot so I kept it on 3).

    Out of the combo (SCX2), I thought the bottom end was a little muddy, but I plan on getting the head with cabinet (12 inch speaker vs 10 in combo).
    Wish there were separate tone controls for both clean / od channels and a pedal that could switch between the OD channel voices. But all in all, I thought it was a good value for the price.

    Haven't tried the Fuse software, but for the price that is icing on the cake to me.
  4. Lock

    Lock Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    I find the reverb on the earlier SCXD to be good. Lots of depth and a few different options. I usually leave it on spring all the time and maybe 2 on the dial.

    These are great little amps and having one stops me from buying a PRRI or DRRI since they're about 95% of the way there. I use the clean channel most of the time and the marshall 8 channel and that's about it. Upgrading the speaker made a big difference for me-it is definitely the weak point-but it made a few of the models worse.
  5. Figaro

    Figaro Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2010
    Sweet Carolina
    Great around the house amp in the $200 used range.
  6. zosozep7

    zosozep7 Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2008
    Rochester Hills Michigan
    Ive had one for about 5 or 6 years now. I replaced the speaker with a Eminence Ragin Cajun. Added about 10 extra pounds to the amp! LOL! Sounds a lot better with this speaker.

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