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Vox AC4TV 4W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp  Cream 

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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 remark...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (21)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Excellent sound (17)
  • Warm / comfy (12)
  • Good power output (7)

Cons

  • Limited functions (6)
  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (14)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Performances (5)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I don't think I could live without this

I have been using the AC4 for once a week rehearsals for my 7 piece funk band. After 3 months I have had no issues. Because the drummer is quiet I can run the...Read complete review

I have been using the AC4 for once a week rehearsals for my 7 piece funk band. After 3 months I have had no issues. Because the drummer is quiet I can run the volume between 4 and 5. It takes all 4 pedals very well: Boss Phaser, Guyatone Funky Box(envelope filter), Ibanez TS9, and VOX wah. It sounds tighter and more focused than the Marshall Class5 and the Fender Blues Junior. It has a closed back sound that I have never heard before in a combo amp. I love it. And the triple stitched red-gold-green diamond pattern on the grill cloth is sweet.

I purchased the AC4 2 years ago. At the time I had no rehearsal studio so I could only run the amp on 1/4 watt in my living room. 6 months later I was finally able to run it full bore and realized that it had a bad preamp tube. It came with Ruby's. I upgraded the 12AX7 to a Groove Tube Gold Series and have had no issues since. The stock power tube is still in it and sounds great. The stock speaker is still in it and sounds great also.

If you collect low wattage tube amps this is a must have. And if you move it around a lot, get the padded cover for it - it's inexpensive and the gold embroiderd VOX logo looks amazing.

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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

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

     
    5.0

    Surprise, surprise!

    By Blue Rooster

    from Ludlow Ma

    About Me Professional Musician

    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 NH

      About Me Experienced

      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.

         
        4.0

        Has it's place

        By John

        from Geneseo, IL

        About Me Experienced

        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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great little amp

        By JC

        from Hingham, Massachusetts

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

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

        I waited to buy this little amp, but finally did when it went on sale. I'm glad I did because it has proven to be a great studio amp. Very clean sounding and I can get great sound from both high-ish and low volumes. I am now thinking about getting another to drive some of my stereo effects. I have a big Vox hand wired that's just too big for my home studio. This is perfect and it matches the cream tolex on my large unit. Highly recommend.

         
        2.0

        Not a great amp

        By Charlie

        from Nashville

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality
        • Weak

        Best Uses

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

          The amp has no headroom, and in my opinion very poor tone quality. I returned the amp.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not so much fun

          By Slick

          from Cleveland ohio

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Limited Functions
          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

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

            Great idea that went awry. There's better products out there

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Really great little amp!

            By Mats

            from Montreal

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Jamming
            • Professional Recording

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

            I bought this for playing/recording at home about a year ago; I wanted a small and really simple tube amp and got a deal on one of these for about 350$CDN. I was particularly attracted to the built in attenuator that could take it down from 4 to 1 to 1/4 watts. Which is great considering its a class A circuit with no master volume. Plus, when I tried it at the store, I plugged a Casino into it and it totally had that hairy, 60's garage-y tone that I had to buy it on the spot. Its a loud 4 watts. And to be honest at home even on the 1/4 watt setting I barely crank it above 10 o'clock (It really needs to more like noon to really start to get that voxy OD cooking) The only other control is the tone which on 1/4 watt I have almost flat out but it really doesn't have much sweep. Anyway fast forward to last night and I brought it out to a jam and plugged it into a 4 x 12 Marshall cab and was amazed that I could still keep up with a drummer. In fact, I kept the attenuator on the middle setting of 1Watt so I could still crank it enough that it would edge into break up territory. I was seriously surprised at how loud it actually was. As a question Ive seen floated around the internet of if you could gig with such a small amp I'll just add these two cents. The small size of the speaker and cabinet of the amp itself makes it sound really small - great, and loud "enough", but still boxy small in a mix with drums etc. However, plugged into a cabinet it was plenty amp enough BUT it was also really bright, I think because the efficiency of speakers in 4x12s are like rated sometimes to 75 watts and that's a lot for such a small amp on its own to move. I had to dial the tone all the way off. Still, it sounded great and I was really impressed. I'd be very curious to plug it into a 2x12 with some lower rated 20watt greenbacks.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good Replacement For My Pro Junior

            By John

            from Baltimore, MD, USA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Small Gigs

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

              Years ago I sold a Fender Pro Junior to help finance buying a drum kit. I wasn't playing guitar in a live band at the time, so I was satisfied with having just one amp, my '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb reissue. As I got back into playing more guitar,with my own band, I missed the option of having a second, smaller tube amp in the arsenal for certain occasions. The AC4 TV is more of what I wanted the Pro Junior to be anyway, a little less wattage and easier tube breakup, yet a fair amount of clean headroom. The AC4 really shines when you run it through another cabinet. The other day I plugged it into a friends Reverend 2x12 cab and the results were phenomenal.

              I really only use the 4 watt setting for my purposes, but I could see at some point using the 1 watt setting for recording a track. However the 1/4 watt setting doesn't even sound very good in my opinion, which is maybe the only downside. But I'll probably never use that for anything, so it's sort of a non-issue for me. I heard that replacing the 12ax7 with a 12at7 will buy you some more clean headroom, and I plan to try this. I'm more of a clean amp with an overdrive pedal kind of guy, and there are times that I need really clean tones from my amp since I play roots rock .

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