January 18, 1996
Vox recently announced the introduction of the new AC15 Top Boost Reverb, a 15 Watt, Class A, all-valve guitar amplifier with master volume and reverb.
The new amp's cosemetics reflect Vox's vintage heritage: it's covered in black basket-weave vinyl and original Vox diamond grill cloth.
"Under the hood," the AC15 also pays homage to its Vox pedigree with a single preamp channel that's identical to the Brilliant channel on vintage AC30 Top Boost amps. The preamp is mated to a power section utilizing two EL84s and a 5Y3 rectifier tube.
Controls include Volume, Treble, Bass, Cut, Master Volume, Reverb Depth, Tremolo Speed and Tremolo Depth. High and Low Sensitivity inputs are provided, as is a Standby switch.
The new AC15 TBR is equipped with vintage tremolo circuitry and a three spring reverb. Players can also choose between 1x12" or 2x10" speaker configurations and a Vox "Blue" model 12" speaker is also available.
For more information, visit their web site at www.voxshwroom.com
By David Mellor, Course Director of Audio Masterclass
This article was previously published in Record-Producer.com
or in print, republished by Audio Masterclass January 1, 2009