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LA Amp Show '10 - Vox Amplifiers AC15HW1X

October 20, 2010


PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Vox Amplifiers booth and checks out the new handwired AC15HW1X. It has a handwired turret board construction, birch-ply cabinets featuring solid bracing and a natural high frequency diffuser, all-tube design, ECC83/12AX7 preamp tubes (x3), EL84 power tube quartet; (AC30 models); EL84 Duet (AC15 models), GZ34 rectifier (AC30 models); EZ81 rectifier (AC15 models), fitted with matched Ruby Tubes that provide extended dynamic range, traditional VOX two-channel design, Top Boost and Normal, High and Low inputs for each channel, and the Normal channel provides an additional BRIGHT switch while the top boost channel provides a HOT/COOL switch to achieve even more gain. The Master Volume/BYPASS switch completely bypasses the Master Volume section, OP mode switch cut the amp's Output Power level in half. It has a vintage fawn-colored vinyl, reminiscent of the 1960 classic AC30, which is either loaded with a Celestion Alnico Blue (AC15HW1X) or Celestion G12M (AC15HW1) Greenback.