The Vox AC30HW2 is a hand-wired valve amp and is probably the purest sounding amp Vox have ever produced.
Hand Wired AC30 All Valve Guitar Amp
The Vox AC30 is synonymous with the British Invasion. Providing the backline for many artists British artists in he 1960s, including The Beatles, the Vox AC30 is simply iconic.
Requiring exceptional skill, turret board hand-wiring is integral to the production of the Vox AC30HW2.
As a result of this method, you get an incredibly efficient signal path without restriction in amplitude and minimal loss.
Based on this classic AC30 amp design, the AC30HW2 brings a number of modern enhancements to deliver the most versatile AC30 design yet.
Vox AC30HW2 Hand-Wired Combo Valve Amp Key Features:
- Turret Board Hand-Wiring Production
- ECC83/12AX7 Preamp Valves
- EL84 Power Amp Valves
- Two 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
The Vox AC30HW2 offers two distinct channels; Normal and the classic Top Boost.
Select the Normal channel and the AC30HW2 will give you exactly what you want from a channel named as such - a pure and straight forward tone, with a dedicated volume control and a bright switch.
Using the bright switch, you can add extra sparkle to your high end.
Next, there’s the Top Boost channel, giving you the signature Vox sound that really made the Vox AC30 such a sought-after amp 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.
Extend Your Reach
Giving the AC30HW2 its fantastic valve tone is a set of ECC83/12AX7 preamp valves and EL84 power amp valves.
These provide 30 watts of power to the two 12” Celestion Greenback speaker which delivers all the incredible sound to your ears.
If you’d like to go beyond the internal speakers of the AC30HW2, you have two further options.
The AC30HW2 also features a switchable 8/16 ohm jack that allows you to power an external speaker cabinet, switching off the internal speakers.
Furthermore, you’ll also find there’s another output jack, allowing to you run an extra 16 ohm cabinet in addition to the AC30HW2’s internal speaker, giving you a huge sound.
Great British Sound for A New Age
Bring back the legendary British Invasion sound with some awesome new features designed for the modern guitarist.
Buy the Vox AC30HW2 hand-wired valve amp from PMT Online today and be part of the Vox AC30 legacy, joining such legends as The Beatles, Brian May and The Edge of U2.
Vox AC30C2 Custom Combo Valve Amp Specs:
- Output Power: 30 Watts RMS into 8/16 Ohms
- Tube Complement: Preamp – ECC83/12AX7 (x3), Power Amp – EL84 (x4), Rectifier – GZ34
- Speakers: 2 x 12" 8-ohm Celestion G12M Greenback
- Inputs: Normal input jack (high and low), Top Boost input jack (high and low), Footswitch jack
- Outputs: External loudspeaker jack, Extension loudspeaker jack
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 705 x 260 x 550 mm / 27.76 x 10.24 x 21.65 inches
- Weight: 30.8 kg / 67.9 lbs.
- Included Items: Power Cable, VFS1 Footswitch, Dust Cover
|Case Included||gig bag|
|Woofer Size||2 x 12" woofer|
|Amp Type||valve / tube amplifier|
October 29, 2009Read Article
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