Vox AC4C1-12 Mini Tube Combo Amp

Vox introduces the AC4C1-12, a 4 Watt all-tube combo amplifier based on the popular Vox AC30.

Vox AC4C1-12

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Compared to the previous AC4 models that come with 10-inch speakers, this new AC4 model sports a bigger 12-inch Celestion speaker. This bigger speaker should ideally allow for a fuller sound with enhanced bass response.

The compact AC4 series is among the company’s more popular models, so this maybe their attempt to provide more options within the series. This is also a more affordable alternative to the premium hand-wired AC4 model.

Like the previous AC4 models, the AC4C1-12 is designed to deliver the chimey cleans and “Top Boost” tone of the iconic Vox AC30 in a smaller package. It achieves this at lower volumes by utilizing two 12AX7 preamp tubes, 1 EL84 power tube that go through Vox’s Class A Tube amp circuit.

Only essential controls are available for this amp, which includes four knobs that give you control over the top and low end, the overall volume and the amp’s gain levels.

Feature Highlights:

  • All-tube mini combo amp
  • Legendary Top Boost tone inherited from the VOX AC30
  • Gain, Bass, Treble, and Master Volume controls
  • 4 Watt Class A amplifier design
  • 12AX7 preamp tubes (x2); EL84 power tube (x1)
  • 12″ Celestion VX12 speaker; retro Bakelite handle

The AC4C1-12’s exterior stays true to the classic Vox looks, complete with diamond grille cloth and basket-weave vinyl exterior. Weighing in at just 10.6Kg, this compact amp will be easy to carry around.

The company concludes by saying, “The AC30’s Top Boost sound has fascinated guitarists around the world for over fifty years. Capable of massive crunch or the clean, classic chime, this Top Boost tone is the essence of VOX’s identity. The AC4C1-12 now delivers this unbeatable sound in a portable, compact body. Gain control, Bass and Treble tone controls, and a Master Volume allow any player to easily recreate this historic sound.”

This new mini combo amp is scheduled for release this coming August of 2014, with a retail price of around $476. Visit Vox Amps for further details.

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