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Vox AC4TV and V112TV Half Stack  

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Way back in 1961, Vox rolled out the AC4 amplifier. Nearly fifty years later, Vox is pleased to announce the AC4TV, the all-tube half stack that's pe...Read More

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Head-and-cab version of this affordable Class A, all-valve amp.

Way back in 1961, Vox rolled out the AC4 amplifier. Nearly fifty years later, Vox is pleased to announce the AC4TV, the all-tube half stack that's perfect for practice and gives players remarkable control. This up-to-date Class A version retains the distinctive EL84 power tube of the original and features a 12AX7 powered preamp, all driving the Vox V112TV speaker cabinet fitted with a custom-made Celestion 12 inch speaker. The sophisticated sound is unmistakably Vox, delivering that distinctively British top-end tone.

Simple and sexy, the Vox AC4TV practice amp 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, this Vox amp head features a built-in power attenuator, with 4-watt, 1-watt and 1/4-watt output levels—ensuring you never lose that classic tube tone, even at the lowest listening levels.

As part of the modern classic guitar series, the Vox V112TV guitar speaker cab was designed to compliment the AC4TV amp head for powerful, vintage tone.

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

State your sonic signature with authority. Order the AC4TV and V112TV half stack today!

SPECIFICATIONS

AC4TV and V112TV Half Stack

  • 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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4.0

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

4 watts of all tube bliss

By Steranko75

from Ohio

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Vox AC4TV and V112TV Half Stack:

    If you are looking for a classic sounding amp that will record well, not break the bank and is versatile, this is it. There are dozens of videos on youtube of people playing this, so check them out and then you'll see what I'm talking about. The sound is most definitely 'Voxy' and buttery smooth. Anyone who says it isn't may be comparing it to a simulation of a Vox amp or possibly a non-traditional Vox amp. This sounds like any other tube ac(insert number of any non-top boost version here) that I have played. Anyone with complaints of lack of controls probably doesn't understand that with a quality low wattage class a amplifier you don't need all those knobs or is used to the modeling amps. This amp has volume tone and output selection. That's all. And for my money, that's enough! Use the 4w output for lots of headroom and clean volume, 1/4w will let you get totally overdriven without blowing out the windows. Fantastic tone.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Tone

    Comments about Vox AC4TV and V112TV Half Stack:

    I was looking for a simple amp that doesn't come with five volume knobs (gain, master, volume, etc) but with a warm clear tone that I can later add effects pedals to. I got this online based on how pleased I was with a previous VOX amp (I traded in my big $900 Marshall Tube Amp for a tiny $170 Vox that sounded way better). I haven't regreted neither purchases. Vox amps sound great especially for the money. I plugged a Boss Metal Core pedal into this baby and the combination is priceless. I could barely put down my guitar. I play mostly at home so I really don't need a big amp but I want that big amp sound. With this amp I saved a lot of money and have more than enough presence. The only thing I miss is the high, mid, bass knobs to boost the bass up a little for punchy power riffing. So I am considering getting a EQ pedal and a delay pedal. Still I like the simplicity and warm tone of this amp a lot.
    As basic as you can get.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    VOX AC4 Half Stack - Little Amp, Big Sound

    By Derek R

    from Rockwall, Texas

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    Comments about Vox AC4TV and V112TV Half Stack:

    Well, I am not going to be too critical, given the price and quality. I have been playing my AC4 stack for a few months now and continue to enjoy it. I would have to say it is not as "Voxy" as say the L'il Night Train. It has a dryer and warmer tone, overall. I think if you are looking for the Vox tone on a budget, go with the LNT. However, if you want a versitile amp that can get dry and dirty, the AC4 is the ticket.

    I have swapped speakers going from the Celestion to a nice Jensen. Totally changed the amp, but I am probably going back to the Celestion, so kudos there. Also, I popped in a New Mullard EL84 with great results. I have used 12AX7s, NOS 5751s and NOS 12AT7. Each tube changed the sound, so I would recommend this amp to a tube roller. Access the amp board is not too difficult.

    The only thing I would not recomment is using a lot of pedals. I had my board in front of the amp for a while and it felt sort of lifeless. When I plugged my guitars straight into the amp, I got the magic. My SG really grinds on this amp and my Strat and Tele both sound clean and crisp. Yup, I recommend this rig!
    Kind of like my Les Paul Junior, there is not a lot to say here - Volume, Tone, Attenuation. However, tweaking the controls yields a lot of tones. Accessing the amp board and speaker is easy, so tweaking is fun and easy.
    My amp is very well built. The cabs are sturdy, tolex is nice, and the back of the cab fits snug. I have had my AC4 for a few months now. I swapped have swapped the speaker and rolled different tubes, so I have had a peek inside both the head and cab. Aside from the MDF (I wouldn't really expect birch at this price point), the build looks great. Nice wiring job in the cab and the amp board is easy to access for rolling tubes. Like the other reviewer stated, the screws stay snug. The stack looks and feels like it should be a much more expensive amp.
    At this price point, I think the AC4 head and 112 cab are an excellent buy. The sound is huge with a wide array of tones. The stack looks as good as it sounds and is fun as heck to play!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AC4TV and V112TV Half Stack

    By Bernie Grappe

    from Alabama

    Comments about Vox AC4TV and V112TV Half Stack:

    A very fun little amp that sounds great and is appropriate for bedroom practice and small gigs.
    It's a very simple amp with no extra features, but it's really all about the tone and convenience of use. The 12 inch speaker really brings out the tone and body compared to the smaller speakers.
    Too early to tell, but seems to be well built.
    A little pricey, but it delivers what it promises.

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    (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    AC4 COMBO

    Comments about Vox AC4TV and V112TV Half Stack:

    Based on my breakdown I would say the AC4 combo is good, but not quite great. It's a really good no frills amp, but don't expect this to be a cheap low volume version of an AC30 handwired with alnico blue Celestions because the tone is not up to that standard in my view.
    This has a tone control and volume output along with a power attenuator. This is not heavy with features, but it's not implying that it's a do-everything modeling amp either.
    This has a Celestion speaker and uses tubes in the pre-amp and power circuts. The controls feel nice. The cabinets look good, but they are made of particle board. I still give this a 4 rating because the head and cabinet are really good considering the cost.

    I think this has the Vox tone, but I feel it lacks the chimy bright top end that I was expecting. I feel the valvetronix series actually does the "bright" sound better, but I feel the overall rich tone from the AC4 is a little better.

    Volume output on 4 watts is respectable, but you will not keep up with a drummer and play clean at the same time, you'll have to crank the volume up to at least 60-70%
    This is a nice practice rig for the money. I think some higher priced options have better sound and some lower priced options have better versatility, but I don't think a buyer would be dissapointed with the purchase as long as they know they are getting a no-frills amp.

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    (3 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Great Product

    By Peter Manwiller

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Vox AC4TV and V112TV Half Stack:

    Great sound, great quality, priced well for what you get, definitely need to buy some pedals to get modulations, etc. Very happy with my purchase. Recommended for sure!
    One look at the head on this amp, and you know there aren't many bells and whistles on the amp -but that's just fine for me. The attenuater is an awesome feature for a smaller practice tube amp. I use it pretty much exclusively in my bedroom, and I love that I can get a full range of tube tones and drive at all volume levels You can really get some buttery smooth clean tones on the 4W, and then dial it down to a quarter watt to get heavy over drive. It would be nice to have reverb, but that's what pedals are for, I suppose.
    Excellent quality. Looks great, sounds even better. I got this a few months ago, and wanted to wait for a while before I wrote the review. The speaker is really just now starting to break in, and I love the tones I'm getting more and more. Can't say enough about the drive tones on it! Even with my Strats single coils, I can really use the volume, tone knobs, and different pick ups to dial in endless sounds. I love that Celestian speaker. You just can't get the full body out of a smaller cab!
    I got this amp for practicing in my bedroom. For that purpose, this is definitely not inexpensive. However, if you really want great tone, and professional quality, you have to spend a little more. It was a toss up between this amp and the Marshall Class 5 combo. I think this amp offers a better value, with smoother sound, better price, and an awesome half stack.

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    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sounds like a Vox!

    Comments about Vox AC4TV and V112TV Half Stack:

    It's just a lot of fun. I love the feeling of playing through tube amps. They somehow seem to make the guitar easier to play.

    This amp is great for all sorts of tones short of heavy metal. It can do those too though, you'll just need some pedals. I have a multi-fx on the way that I can't wait to try through the AC4 on 4 watt mode. If you like Vox clean tones (as I do), this should be a great starting point for adding effects and tone shaping. Plus, the overdrive sounds with the amp cranked are pure classic rock; the breakup is very smooth as the volume increases.

    With good, simple construction, great sound, and amazing looks Vox has made a winner with this AC4 mini stack.
    Not too many features on this amp; only 3 knobs. This gives more versatility than you would think, though. I particularly like the power selector knob, my favorites are 1/4 watt at 3/4 to full volume, and 4 watt on low volume.

    1/4 watt cranked up is loud, but not terribly so. It won't annoy the neighbors, and it won't blow your eardrums, but it's still really loud in a bedroom.

    4 watt obviously gives you the most clean headroom. Just barely turn the volume up, and you get a very detailed and rich sounding clean at nice volume.
    Probably the best quality you can get for the money. All the tolex looks good, all screws are tight. A look through the grill of the head with a flashlight revealed neat wiring and what look to be quality components.

    The tubes sound great, as does the speaker after break-in, very clear but smooth. The amp overall sounds much larger than its size. The guitar I'm using it with has dual humbuckers, but I've heard single coils sound great through these as well.

    The only thing of low quality is the included speaker cable; go with a high quality one as this amp deserves it.
    Vintage Vox tube tone for not much more than most modeling amps. Great value!

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