Offered for sale:
Used Vox AC30C2 serial number O08023728.
This amp is in excellent condition (some would even say mint), cosmetically showing no playing time and fully functional.
It amp was purchased new and added to an already impressive collection of tube amps. Turns out that the iconic Vox Class A sound was not what the original owner was looking for. Who’d a-thunk? So, it’s looking for the right home.
Shortly after we received it one of the output tubes failed. It now has a new set of JJ EL84s.
“Perhaps the most iconic amplifier in VOX’s pedigree, the AC30 earned its place in history as the amplifier that powered the British Invasion. Since then, the AC30 has remained the choice of the world’s most accomplished artists who have come to rely on its unique voice to amplify theirs.”
Featuring 2 channels: Normal and Top Boost. Each channel is equipped with its own volume control, and the Top Boost channel offers highly interactive treble and bass tone controls.
Both channels rely on the Tone Cut and Volume controls in the Master section. The Tone Cut control operates in the power stage rather than the preamp stage, allowing an additional degree of tone shaping. The Master Volume control works in conjunction with the individual volumes of each channel to create just the right degree of gain staging. By balancing the individual and Master volumes, the AC30C2 can deliver everything from a clean Vox "chimey" sound to a powerful overdriven tone.
Additional features include the Vox Classic Tremolo with both speed and depth adjustable and a warm Spring Reverb. The AC30C2 also includes an additional tone control in the Reverb section and an effects loop for incorporating your favorite effects into your sound. True "Bypass" switching takes the entire effect loop out of the circuit.
Powering this little gem are 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes and 4 x EL84 output tubes that deliver 30 watts of power to 2 - 12" Celestion G12M Greenback speakers, also featuring a switchable 8/16-ohm output jack for powering an external speaker cabinet, using this jack will mute the internal speakers. Additionally, a second extension speaker jack allows you to run an extra 16-ohm cabinet along with the internal speakers.
This is a sweet amp; moving production to China actually improved overall reliability and performance, as did replacing the tube rectifier with a solid-state design.
If you have ever had a craving for some “Vox” sound, here you go!
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