The Vox AC15HW1 is a hand-wired valve amp and is probably the purest sounding amp Vox have ever produced.
Hand-Wired, All Valve, Fantastic Tone
Integral to the production of the Vox AC15HW1 is turret board hand-wiring.
Requiring incredible skill, this production method ensures an incredibly efficient signal path.
As a result, you get fantastic sound without restriction in amplitude and minimal loss.
While based on the original AC15 that helped usher in the British Invasion, this model boasts great new features for the modern guitarist.
Vox AC15HW1 Hand-Wired Valve Amp Key Features:
- Turret Board Hand-Wiring Production
- ECC83/12AX7 Preamp Valves
- EL84 Power Amp Valves
- 12” Celestion G12M Greenback Speaker
- Normal and Top Boost Channels with High and Low Impedance Options
- External and Extension Speaker Jack Outputs
- Includes VFS1 Footswitch, Dust Cover and Power Cable
Versatile Tones, Classic Top Boost
Two distinct channels are on offer with Vox AC15HW1; Normal and the classic Top Boost.
The Normal channel on the AC15HW1 gives you exactly what you want from a channel named as such.
You get a pure and straight forward tone, with a dedicated volume control and a bright switch. Using the bright switch, you can add a sprinkling of extra sparkle to your high end.
Next there’s the Top Boost channel, giving you the signature Vox sound that really made a name for itself in the ‘60s.
In addition to the volume control on the Top Boost channel, you can also adjust the Treble and Bass for further tone tailoring.
Keep It Cool or Make It Hot
You will also find the Top Boost channel boasts a new HOT/COOL switch.
Keeping the switch set to COOL mode, you get the classic Vox sound you know and love.
Switch over to HOT mode and the Top Boost channel will be reconfigured, giving you a purer signal path.
In short; this gives you a whole lot more gain for a beautifully aggressive sound.
Furthermore, you can use the included VSF1 footswitch to activate HOT mode and use it as a lead boost, taking your solo to another level.
Master Volume, Tone Cut and More
The Master section adds further tonal control giving you Tone Cut and Volume controls to further shape your sound.
The Tone Cut control operates in the power stage as opposed to the preamp stage given you even more control over your sound.
Next there’s the A Master Volume control. Working together with the individual channel volumes, Master Volume allows you to achieve the perfect level of gain-staging.
The Master Volume can also be fully bypassed so you can play at lower volumes without losing your tonal clarity.
Furthermore, you can use the OP mode switch to cut your power in half. Play at full power for the classic Vox sound or halve it for a mellowed high end a new tonal palette to play with.
Go Outside the Box
Giving the AC15HW1 its fantastic valve tone is a set of ECC83/12AX7 preamp valves and EL84 power amp valves.
These provide 15 watts of power to the 12” Celestion Greenback speaker which delivers all the incredible sound to your ears.
If you’d like to go beyond the internal speaker of the AC15HW1, you have two further options.
The AC15HW1 also features a switchable 8/16 ohm jack that allows you to power an external speaker cabinet, switching off the internal speaker.
Furthermore, you’ll also find there’s another output jack, allowing to you run an extra 16 ohm cabinet in addition to the AC15HW1’s internal speaker, giving you a huge sound.
Great British Sound for A New Age
The Vox AC15HW1 brings you that legendary British rock sound in a new form that’s perfect for modern guitarists who appreciate the classics.
Plus, as it’s a hand wired amp, you’re getting one of the purest sounds ever available from a guitar amp.
Furthermore, the hand wired AC15 comes with a VFS1 footswitch included so you can get the most out of it straight away.
It also includes a dust cover so you can keep it protected at home or on the road.
Buy the Vox AC15HW1 hand-wired valve amp from PMT Online today to get that awesome British guitar tone and make it your own.
Vox AC15HW1 Hand-Wired Valve Amp Specs:
- Output Power: 15 Watts RMS into 8/16 Ohms
- Tube Complement: Preamp – ECC83/12AX7 x 3, Power Amp – EL84 x2, Rectifier – EZ81
- Speaker: 12” Celestion G12M Greenback, 16 Ohm
- Inputs: Normal (High and Low), Top Boost (High and Low), Footswitch Jack
- Outputs: External Speaker, Extension Speaker
- Dimensions: 610 x 260 x 550 (24.02” x 10.24” x 21.65”)
- Weight: 22.2kg (48.9 lbs)
- Included Items: Power Cable, VFS1 Footswitch, Dust Cover
|Case Included||gig bag|
|Woofer Size||12" woofer|
|Amp Type||valve / tube amplifier|
October 29, 2009Read Article
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