VOX AMPLIFICATION INTRODUCES AC4TV GUITAR AMPLIFIERS
(Vox | Posted 2009-01-27)
WINTER NAMM SHOW, ANAHEIM, CA, January 15, 2009 –– VOX Amplification introduces the AC4TV, a 4-Watt, Class A Tube Amplifier based on the popular VOX AC4 from the 1960s. The AC4TV combo, as well as the AC4TVH head version (with matching V112TV 1 x 12" extension cabinet), is an all-tube practice amp that has been factory-modded with a premium transformer and select components for optimum tone. Improving on the hardware of its vintage counterpart, this up-to-date Class A version retains the distinctive EL84 power tube of the original and features a 12AX7 powered pre-amp, driving the AC4TV’s custom-made Celestion 10-inch speaker, and the extension cabinet’s custom-made 12-inch speaker. These features enable both models to deliver clean, crunch or wonderfully saturated overdrive for a range of sonic options that is unmistakably VOX.
A challenge confronting all-tube amps is to retain a full tone at lower volumes. To solve this issue, the AC4TV and AC4TVH feature a built-in power attenuator, with 4 Watt, 1 Watt and ¼ Watt output levels, ensuring that players never lose that classic tube tone, even at the lowest listening levels. For situations when a fuller sound is desired, the AC4TV also adds a 16-Ohm speaker output for connection to an additional cabinet, such as the VOX V112TV.
Both models feature simple, elegant cabinetry with the “TV” front design first used on the classic AC15 from 1958 as well as some of today’s VOX Heritage Series models.
- Controls: Tone, Volume, OP Level (4W, 1W, ¼ W)
- In/Out Jacks: Input, External Speaker Jack (¼')
- Output: 4 Watt RMS 16-Ohm
- Speakers: AC4TV – 1 x 10" 16-Ohm Celestion VX10 custom speaker; V112TV - 1 x 12" 16-Ohm Celestion VX12 custom speaker
- Valve/Tube Complement: 1 x 12AX7 (pre) / 1 x EL84 (power)
- AC4TV Dimensions: 13.78" (W) x 8.46" (D) x 14.76" (H); AC4TVH dimensions TBA
- AC4TV Weight: 19.84 lbs.; AC4TVH weight TBA
- Power cable included
The VOX AC4TV 4-Watt Class A Tube Amplifier will be available in February 2009 with a U.S. MSRP of $400. AC4TVH and V112TV cabinet pricing and availability are TBA. For more information, please visit www.voxamps.com.