â€” All-tube amp line offers classic designs with hand-wired turret board construction â€”
VOX Amplification has announced an entirely new lineup of hand-wired AC15 and AC30 amplifiers. Created for the amp enthusiast, the Hand-Wired Series includes innovations to satisfy the versatility a modern player needs. Included are four combo models, plus a head and matching extension cabinet.
The ultimate take on the VOX classics, these amplifiers make use of high quality components, an all-tube design, hand-wired turret board construction, and over 50 years of VOX AC15 and AC30 refinements.
Finished in fawn-colored vinyl reminiscent of the 1960s AC amplifiers, the birch-ply cabinets feature solid, tight bracing and a natural high frequency diffuser. Matched Ruby Tubes are used throughout for an extended dynamic range. All models provide three 12AX7/ECC83 preamp tubes. The AC30 models are equipped with an EL84 quartet in the
power stage and a GZ34 rectifier. Inside the AC15 models, a duet of EL84 tubes drive the power stage, while an EZ81 is used for the rectifier. The 12-inch speaker choices include the Celestion GM12 Greenback or Celestion AlNiCo Blue.
The models in the VOX Hand-Wired Series utilize the traditional VOX two-channel design, offering a Normal and a Top-Boost channel, with High and Low inputs provided for each. A number of important features have been added to allow modern versatility. The Normal channel is equipped with a BRIGHT switch for added brilliance. The HOT/COOL switch (also accessible via the included VFS1 footswitch) allows the Top-Boost channel to achieve even more gain. In true â€œold-schoolâ€? fashion, the MV/BYPASS completely bypasses the Master Volume section. Finally, the Output Power (OP) switch will cut the ampâ€™s output power in half, making it easier to balance the need for gain against a range of listening levels. A custom-fit dust cover is included with every model.
The VOX Hand-Wired Series begins shipping October 2010 and includes:
AC15HW1 Hand-wired combo amp; Celestion G12M Greenback $1600
AC15HW1X Hand-wired combo amp; Celestion Alnico Blue $2000
AC30HW2 Hand-wired combo amp; Celestion G12M Greenback (x2) $2200
AC30HW2X Hand-wired combo amp; Celestion Alnico Blue (x2) $2600
AC30HWH Hand-wired head $1750
V212HWX Hand-wired extension cabinet; Celestion Alnico Blue (x2) $1500