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Vox AC4TV 4W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Cream  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

It's retro, it's chic, it's all-tube and it's all VOX.

Way back in 1961, VOX rolled out the AC4 amplifier. Nearly 50 years later, VOX is pleased to announce the AC4TV”the all-tube practice amp with remarkable self control. This up-to-date Class A version retains the distinctive EL84 power tube of the original AC4 amp and features a 12AX7 powered pre-amp, all driving a custom-made Celestion 10" speaker. The sophisticated sound is unmistakably VOX, delivering that distinctively British top-end tone.

Simple and sexy, the AC4TV wears its pedigree proudly. The cabinetry features the same TV-front design first used on the classic 1958 AC15, and still in use on today's AC15H1TV Heritage Series. One of the challenges confronting an all-tube amp is retaining a full tone at lower volumes. To solve this issue, the AC4TV features a built-in power attenuator, with 4W, 1W, and 1/4W output levels”ensuring you never lose that classic tube tone, even at the lowest listening levels.

The AC4TV also adds a 16-ohm speaker output, allowing you to add an additional cabinet and state your sonic signature with authority.

FEATURES
  • Affordable all-valve design
  • Switchable output levels: 4W, 1W, and 1/4W output
  • Quality vintage VOX styling
SPECIFICATIONS

AC4TV 4W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

  • Controls: Tone, Volume, output level (4W, 1W, W)
    In/Out Jacks: Input, External Speaker Jack ( ")
    Output: 4W RMS 16-Ohm
    Speakers: AC4TV - 1 x 10" 16-Ohm Celestion VX10 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);
    AC4TV Weight: 19.84 lbs.;
    Power cable included
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VoxAC4TV 4W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.4

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (25)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Excellent sound (22)
  • Warm / comfy (16)
  • Good power output (9)

Cons

  • Limited functions (7)
  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (18)
  • Amateur recording (14)
  • Performances (7)
  • Professional recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Has it's place

This amp has it's place. Great "dirty" sounds good for leads and "crunch" chords. No real clean sound at any but lowest volume: volume overdrives the tubes...Read complete review

This amp has it's place. Great "dirty" sounds good for leads and "crunch" chords. No real clean sound at any but lowest volume: volume overdrives the tubes immediately, and breaks up the sound. Only has a volume, so somewhat limited there. Would be nice to have a gain and a volume control. Songs like Cinnamon Girl, Fly By Night, or Revolution sound great. But songs that need clean chords, or open chords can get muddy. Best when playing individual notes, or doubles. The 3 power levels give it some variety of tone. Tone control is responsive. Also playing with the guitar volume level has quite an effect on sound (I'm playing an SE Custom 24 PRS through it most of the time). Even at 1/4W power, it has nice sustain and a real naturally fuzzy dirty tone. Would not be loud enough to gig on its own, but could easily be miced through a PA. Playing through an external speaker adds additional tones (the onboard speaker is lacking in the high end). I personally like playing at the 1/4W level with volume cranked most of the way, and tone about 3/4, mostly using the bridge PU. I can get really great fuzzy sustain, but without ear-piercing volume. Nice for practicing without disturbing the neighbors (or the wife!). I've been pushing it pretty hard for over a week, and so far it's holding up fine. At SDOD pricing it's a good deal. At regular price.....might be better ways to spend your money. And it is a Vox, which I personally like anyway.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Where's the CRUNCH???

Features-3 I love the power selector so you can pick your volume but that is the only feature- everything else is vanilla. Quality-2.5 the first one I got didnt work but the...Read complete review

Features-3 I love the power selector so you can pick your volume but that is the only feature- everything else is vanilla. Quality-2.5 the first one I got didnt work but the second one did. It is a nice expensive looking amp though.Value-5 It is an all tube amp with a warm sound for $250Overall-3 Why, because while I wasn't expecting any Slayer-like overdrive I was at least expecting some 70's classic rock crunch but the overdrive is pretty tame so why have a tube amp if you are going to end up using a pedal on it anyways???Bottomline this is a great amp if you don't live past 8 on the volume knob because the 10 on this amp is an 8 on most others. I think I may send this one back as well and stick with my old Fender practice amp. Nice warm amp though.

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5.0

Absolutely LOVE this amp!

By Drew

from Destin, Fl

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Vox AC4TV 4W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I LOVE this amp! Just received it this week. I have Fender Hotrod Deville 410, Peavey Delta Blues 115, a Vox Pathfinder 15R, Orange Crush 12 and 15R, Fender Super Sonic 22 and now this Vox AC4TV. This thing may be the MOST fun to play of all of them. Definitely has that British Vox sound. At 4W it has plenty of volume and if you need more than small venue volume you can plug it into a PA or external cabinet through its output port. At 4W it is only completely clean at about 1/3 volume then starts to try to break up on that brittle sweet edge at about 1/2 volume, really responsive to attack and you can get great classic tones beyond that, at 1W it is clean up to 1/4 volume and at 1/4W it is only clean up to about 1/6. None of them ever get uselessly muddy but maintain the definition and useful, sometimes gritty tone. I've only been comparing it to my Super Sonic so far and it is just a completely different amp. If I need loud cleans with reverb I'll use the supersonic or if I want a footswitch to toggle between loud cleans and some setting on the burn channel, the Super Sonic is what I'll choose. For home practicing, recording and when I want to play around with different tones and just find that sweet spot and spend some quality time with my guitars, I'll use the Vox AC4TV. I think I may be getting rid of many of my other amps as they no longer seem to have their place, I used to use the small solid states for practice but this little tube can do everything I want it to do at reasonable volumes. The Peavey and Deville just blow the windows out when trying to dial in some tube break up. The AC4TV speaker sounds great and I can't say enough good things about the amp. It looks great too and is very portable!

     
    5.0

    Vox AC4TV 4W Tube Guitar Combo Amp

    By Dekka

    from Detroit

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Vox AC4TV 4W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      Great punk sound. I bought the mini Vox to downsize my 50 watt in the home studio (and save the tubes $$$$). Much more crunch from my old Les Paul than expected. Perfect for Minor Threat, Misfits. Black Flag ... or whatever other oldies you want to hash out. 4w's is still enough to get the neighbors worked up once you add drums and bass.

       
      5.0

      Great Amp For The Money

      By Joe Hillbilly

      from Kansas City

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vox AC4TV 4W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I read a couple dozen comments on this amp and after a few years experience with the AC4 the amp is still in good working condition. As far as the amp needing modifications, I believe it's a waste of time, the amp could use an extention cabb and a 10 inch speaker replacement in the combo. It's a what you'd expect from a low watt blues amp.

           
          5.0

          buy now

          By tom

          from atlanta, ga

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Vox AC4TV 4W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            i bought the blue ac4 on stupid deal, best purchase i ever made, buy while it's the stupid deal or you will regret it!! get away from that old portable fm radio sound from digital amps!!

             
            5.0

            Cute and mean

            By MFNLGZ

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Vox AC4TV 4W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            Awesome little amp! As other Reviewers have pointed out, even at a 1/4 watt, this baby is loud! I would've liked more tone shaping options on board, but that's for your guitar and periphery devices anyway, this little monster will get you there, and look at the cute creamy white!

             
            5.0

            This is awesome.

            By Brad

            from Columbus, Ohio

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Vox AC4TV 4W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              This small unit captures the essence of the Vox sound. 4 watts is plenty for most small applications but for not disturbing the neighbors, the 1 and 1/4 watt options are fantastic without any compromise in sound. Great value and great product.

               
              5.0

              Classic Vox Chime

              By Nate

              from Rockwalll, TX / Davao City, Philippines

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Portable

              Cons

              • Limited Functions

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Vox AC4TV 4W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              Purchased two of these on Stupid Deal of the day to gain that Vox tone to run dual output (not true Stereo) from my Carl Martin Quattro. As a child of the 50's, early 60's rock semed to come in two flavors, Vox and Fender...these little AC4TV's really hit the spot for a bedroom fanatic. They bring back lots of great memories sporting that ol'vox chime. If your on a budget, or have nasty neighbors these are the ticket... very simple operation the bells and whistles rest in your fingers...or a pedal, something unheard of in my youth.
              Buy'em you'll lik'em

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Surprise, surprise!

              By Blue Rooster

              from Ludlow Ma

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Vox AC4TV 4W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                I own several amps and have been playing music for nearly 40 years. Current amps include a fender blackface 65 deluxe reverb, fender tweed blues deluxe, fender tweed blues jr, a Vox little night train head and a jet city 12 combo. This little vox ac4tv totally can stand up to any of those amps with certain guitars. As I've said, every guitar has a perfectly matched amo out there somewhere. My personal favorites to run through the ac4 are low to mid output guitars - e.g. standard Tele. With lower output pickups you get more headroom before breakup. I ran a higher output pickup through it - hot rails - which was too hot - just too much break up too early (unless that's what you're going for). It has a great celestian speaker which should break in nicely over time. Definitely loud enough to use live in a "no drum" situation( duos, trios, smaller venues) or just throw a mic on it. Decent for full band practice. Great for recording. Put a nice reverb pedal in front of it and it sounds amazing. I got it in a stupid deal of the day so lucky me - under 200.

                 
                5.0

                So nice

                By Teleman

                from Mid NH

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Fun
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Vox AC4TV 4W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                  Having read reviews and mods, i am putting in a Warehouse v20 speaker and upgrade tubes but alredy enjoy sound. I bought from MF on deal of day etc. But w/attenuation etc. Sounds great.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Has it's place

                  By John

                  from Geneseo, IL

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Decent onboard speaker
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good "dirty" sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Nice sustain at all volumes
                  • Portable
                  • Varied wattages offer variety of tones

                  Cons

                  • Limited Functions
                  • Not much there for "clean" sound
                  • Only volume (would be nice to have gain)

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Good for leads (no so much for chords)
                  • Home Studio
                  • Jamming
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Vox AC4TV 4W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                  This amp has it's place. Great "dirty" sounds good for leads and "crunch" chords. No real clean sound at any but lowest volume: volume overdrives the tubes immediately, and breaks up the sound. Only has a volume, so somewhat limited there. Would be nice to have a gain and a volume control. Songs like Cinnamon Girl, Fly By Night, or Revolution sound great. But songs that need clean chords, or open chords can get muddy. Best when playing individual notes, or doubles. The 3 power levels give it some variety of tone. Tone control is responsive. Also playing with the guitar volume level has quite an effect on sound (I'm playing an SE Custom 24 PRS through it most of the time). Even at 1/4W power, it has nice sustain and a real naturally fuzzy dirty tone. Would not be loud enough to gig on its own, but could easily be miced through a PA. Playing through an external speaker adds additional tones (the onboard speaker is lacking in the high end). I personally like playing at the 1/4W level with volume cranked most of the way, and tone about 3/4, mostly using the bridge PU. I can get really great fuzzy sustain, but without ear-piercing volume. Nice for practicing without disturbing the neighbors (or the wife!). I've been pushing it pretty hard for over a week, and so far it's holding up fine. At SDOD pricing it's a good deal. At regular price.....might be better ways to spend your money. And it is a Vox, which I personally like anyway.

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