The AC15HW1X has an array of features including Master volume, spring Reverb, Treble and Bass controls and Tremolo with fully variable Speed and Depth. Tremolo and Reverb are footswitchable with the included VF002 footswitch. The sturdy cabinet is outfitted with a single 12” Celestion G12M ‘Greenback’ speaker. The G12M’s legendary tone is characterized by a warm, controlled low-end, a rich, vocal mid-range and a delicate, detailed top-end. These speakers exude warm, crunchy chords and sweet searing single-notes. The speaker impedance is switchable (8 or 16 ohms) for connecting external cabinets. A VOX footswitch that controls the turn the Reverb and Tremolo is also included, as well as a protective custom fit cover.
There may never have been an amp boasting such a lofty and pure sound in the entire history of VOX. The VOX Hand-Wired Series relies on the painstaking technique of turret board hand-wiring – a method requiring a high level of skill and craftsmanship – is used, resulting in wiring that's beautiful in its artistry, ensuring an efficient signal path with minimal loss and no restriction in amplitude.
Constructed for ideal sound and power
Turret board hand-wired amps are every amp designer's ideal and every guitarist's dream, representing the ultimate in amplifier
construction. Hand-wired amps are assembled entirely by hand, requiring staggering levels of technical expertise and care; and as
such are often exclusive to today’s limited productions or high-end models. The VOX Hand-Wired Series pairs these demanding methods
with rigorously-selected custom parts. These premium components are wired with a truly artistic degree of perfection. The result is
that the subtle nuances of the guitarist's touch, the guitar's audio signature, and the natural character of the vacuum tubes are
passed with perfect transparency to the speakers.
True all-tube design – preamp, power amp, and rectifier
The VOX Hand-Wired Series is a true all-tube amplifier, employing vacuum tubes in the preamp, power amp, and rectifier. The preamp
uses three classic ECC83/12AX7 tubes. The power stage uses a duet of EL84 tubes. The AC15 models use an EZ81 tube. These three elements, when combined, provide the vibrant, organic and unmistakable tone that is the heart of the classic VOX sound.
Two-channel design: Top Boost and Normal
The VOX Hand-Wired Series preserves the traditional VOX two-channel design, providing a Top Boost channel and a Normal channel. True
to form, the Top Boost channel delivers the legendary AC30 sound with a fully interactive tone stack. VOX has also added a new and
unique HOT/COOL switch. The COOL setting produces the orthodox Top Boost sound, while the HOT setting bypasses the tone circuitry
altogether to create a more pure sound to achieve richer gain.
A VFS1 footswitch is included with your VOX Hand-Wired Series amp, so you can quickly change between COOL and HOT, right at those moments when you need an extra dose of drive. The controls for the Normal channel consist simply of a volume knob, giving you a cleaner and more natural tube sound. In addition, this channel offers a BRIGHT switch that, when engaged, adds emphasis to the upper harmonics of the tone.
“Old School” Master Volume bypass
The old AC15 had no master volume, nor indeed do most hand-wired amps. With such amps, high-gain sound meant that you needed to play
at high volumes. High volume is unavoidable if tone is the primary consideration, but can be inconvenient in many situations. The VOX Hand-Wired Series provides a master volume control, but also provides an MV/BYPASS switch that completely bypasses the master volume section. This means that the legendary sound that has fascinated guitarists for more than fifty years can be faithfully reproduced, giving you a direct and pure high-gain tone.
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