Appearing in the 1960s, VOX's two-tone coloured amps dominated the world thanks to their use at the time by groundbreaking English rock and roll bands. Every detail has been meticulously replicated, starting with the blue and cream colouring with its instantly recognizable aesthetic, the thick gold piping laid in the joints of the two-tone covering, and of course the highly retro TV-front design of the cabinet. The lineup consists of three models, 4W, 15W, and 30W, allowing you to choose the amp that’s right for you. Featuring unique and elegant looks and the classic VOX chime, these are amplifiers which showcase VOX at the top of their game.
AC30C2-TV-BC & AC15C1-TV-BC
An Evolution in Tone
The VOX AC15C1-TV-BC and AC30C2-TV-BC Limited Edition Custom Series amps offer two channels; Normal and Top-Boost. Each channel is equipped with its own Volume control, and the Top Boost channel offers highly interactive Treble and Bass tone controls. This powerful channel pairing provides an abundance of tone-crafting control, letting you dial in a classic tone that is all your own. Both channels rely on the Tone Cut and Volume controls in the Master section. The Tone Cut control operates in the power stage rather than the preamp stage, allowing an additional degree of tone-shaping. The Master Volume control works in conjunction with the individual volumes of each channel to create just the right degree of gain-staging. By balancing the individual and Master volumes, the Custom Series can deliver the coveted clean VOX "chimey" sound or a powerful overdriven tone – and everything in between.
Sound in Motion
You can sweeten the sound of VOX AC15C1-TV-BC or AC30C2-TV-BC amps by using the VOX Classic Tremolo effect. Both the speed and the depth are adjustable, making the Tremolo circuit extremely useful, allowing you to generate just the sound you want. A warm Spring Reverb is also included on all Custom Series amps, adding spaciousness to the sound. The AC30C2-TV-BC generously adds an additional tone control to the Reverb section. Using the Reverb and Tremolo together can create even more interesting effects. These onboard effects give the Custom Series their deep personality, and will add new dimensions of sound to your own playing. And while the Tremolo and Reverb are certainly exciting, the AC30C2-TV-BC amp also provides an effect loop for incorporating your favourite effects into your sound. True "Bypass" switching takes the entire effect loop out of the circuit.
There is no mistaking true tube tone. Both Custom Series combo amps make use of 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes. The AC30C2-TV-BC uses 4 x EL84 tubes to delivers 30 Watts of power and a pair of EL84 tubes in the AC15C1-TV-BC gives you 15 Watts of power. Both models offer a switchable 8 /16 ohm jack for powering an external speaker cabinet when you need to speak with a little more authority; using this jack will mute the internal speakers. The extension speaker jack allows you to run an additional 16 ohm cabinet along with the internal speakers for a fuller sound.
No doubt about it. The VOX AC15C1-TV-BC and AC30C2-TV-BC guitar amplifiers have a lot to offer – dual channels, tremolo, reverb, and more. Thankfully, both models can use the VOX VFS2A footswitch, allowing you to turn the Reverb and Tremolo effects on and off as you continue to play.
Output Power: 15 Watts RMS into 16Ω
Tube Complement: Preamp: ECC83 / 12AX7 (x3) Power amp: EL84 (x2)
Speaker: 12” Celestion G12M Greenback (x1); 16Ω
Inputs: NORMAL Channel jack, TOP BOOST Channel jack, FOOT SWITCH Jack
Outputs: Power Output (Extension Speaker) Jack, Power Output (External Speaker) Jack
Controls: NORMAL Channel: Volume, TOP BOOST Channel: Volume, Treble, Bass, REVERB: Level, TREMOLO: Speed, Depth, MASTER: Tone Cut, Volume
Dimensions: (W x D x H): 605 x 263 x 468 mm / 23.82” x 10.35” x 18.43”
Weight: 21.3 Kg / 46.96 lbs.
Accessories: Power Cable
Options: VFS2A: Foot Switch