Vox AC15C1 Custom LTD 15W 1x12 Combo, Vintage Black
The world famous Vox AC15 gets a new lease of life with the AC15C1. Featuring a 12inch Celestion speaker and awesome tone controls for honing your sound. Right out of the box, you'll notice they've covered the cabinet with a black vinyl and the ever familiar Vox grill cloth. Once plugged in, we found ourselves inspired by the tube sound emanating from the Celestion greenback. Vox have chosen a solid speaker choice to pair with this cabinet. The EL84 tubes warmly colour your sound before you've even started to experiment with the impressive built-in tone controls. We were immediately drawn to the spring reverb and tremolo effects which we tried with VOX's VFS2A footswitch giving us ultimate control of the sound as we played. It's definitely quite punchy at 15watts, certainly loud enough for home or small gigs. For more information, please see the specs and features.
An Evolution in Tone
VOX 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 sound 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 everything from a clean VOX "chimey" sound to a powerful overdriven tone.
Sound in Motion
You can sweeten the sound of your Custom Series amplifier using the VOX Classic Tremolo effect. Both the speed and the depth are adjustable, 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. All Custom Series amps can use the VOX VFS2 footswitch, allowing you to turn the Reverb and Tremolo effects on and off as you continue to play.
The AC15C1 combo makes use of 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes and uses pair of EL84 tubes to drive a single 12-inch Celestion G12M-65 Creamback speaker. All models in the Custom Series offer a switchable 8/16 ohm output 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. Additionally, a 2nd extension speaker jack allows you to run an extra 16 ohm cabinet along with the internal speakers for a fuller sound.
Vintage colour models now available in the AC Custom series
With their unique clean tones and powerful overdrive sounds, the AC Custom series amps are a perfect match for every playing style. They continue to maintain enormous popularity as a line of amps played by top artists around the world. The AC Custom series is now expanding with vintage black models.
VB or Vintage Black refers to the grille cloth that was specially used in the '60s. It provides an intense appearance with a somewhat different flavor than the standard brown.
The AC15C1 VB is equipped with a single 12-inch Celestion G12M-65 Creamback speaker. It provides an even more powerful mid-range and sparkling high-frequencies.
In addition, the vacuum tubes of all models – both pre-amp and power-amp tubes – are now made by JJ Electronics, well-known for their sound. Clean sounds are even clearer, and crunch/distortion sounds retain their shape, delivering a tone with an enhanced definition.
Don't miss this opportunity to experience an even more refined AC Custom series.
- "Normal and Top-Boost Channels
- Each channel is equipped with its own Volume control
- Tone Cut and Master Volume
- VOX Classic Tremolo effect
- 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
- Pair of EL84 tubes
- single 12-inch Celestion G12M-65 Creamback speaker