Way back in 1961, VOX rolled out the AC4 amplifier. Nearly 50 years later, VOX is pleased to announce the AC4TV, the all-tube practice amp with remarkable self control. This up-to-date Class A version retains the distinctive EL84 power tube of the...
Way back in 1961, VOX rolled out the AC4 amplifier. Nearly 50 years later, VOX is pleased to announce the AC4TV, the all-tube practice amp with remarkable self control. This up-to-date Class A version retains the distinctive EL84 power tube of the original AC4 amp and features a 12AX7 powered pre-amp, all driving a custom-made Celestion 10" speaker. The sophisticated sound is unmistakably VOX, delivering that distinctively British top-end tone.
Simple and sexy, the AC4TV wears its pedigree proudly. The cabinetry features the same TV-front design first used on the classic 1958 AC15, and still in use on today's AC15H1TV Heritage Series. One of the challenges confronting an all-tube amp is retaining a full tone at lower volumes. To solve this issue, the AC4TV features a built-in power attenuator, with 4W, 1W, and 1/4W output levels ensuring you never lose that classic tube tone, even at the lowest listening levels.
The AC4TV also adds a 16-ohm speaker output, allowing you to add an additional cabinet and state your sonic signature with authority.
Controls: Tone, Volume, output level (4W, 1W, 1/4W); In/Out Jacks: Input, External Speaker Jack; Output: 4W RMS 16-Ohm; Speakers: AC4TV - 1 x 10" 16-Ohm Celestion VX10 custom speaker; Valve/Tube Complement: 1 x 12AX7 (pre) / 1 x EL84 (power); AC4TV Dimensions: 13.78" (W) x 8.46" (D) x 14.76" (H); AC4TV Weight: 19.84 lbs.; Power cable included
This amp is my only amp so far. I play at small gigs (40-150 people) every one or two weeks. My sound guy is pretty good and he mics this amp for me, keeping the great tone and adding the volume i need. The volume and distortion i get out of it is just about perfect for the amount of people i play for and the place I'm playing. Great tube amp that IS NOT just for practicing!
Works awesome in my tiny New York apartment! My only real qualms are not having more control over the drive level like other attenuated tube amps (the Blues Jr. specifically) offer. Still, sounds great.
This thing rocks. I had a Blues Junior that I definitely liked more than this, but it went out the door a long time ago. I dig the way this breaks up and the simplicity of the controls lets me just dial-in and play without having to screw around too much. I have the limited edition re-issue with the cream/purple tolex and it looks pretty sweet!