Vox AC30CC2
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Vox AC30CC2

AC30CC2, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Vox in the Custom Classic series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 15 reviews )
 11 reviews73 %
 2 reviews13 %
 2 reviews13 %
Value For Money : Excellent
mooseherman10/15/2010

mooseherman's review"Interesting update on the AC30"

Vox AC30CC2
This amplifier is a recreation of Vox's celebrated AC30 amplifier, a legendary amp in some circles. There are also a few new features. There is 1/4" input as well as an effects loop, which is a new feature. It is a tube amp with 30 watts (hence the name). There are switches for output biasing and clip controls, which are really new features and can really help problematic amps find their sweet spots. There are two channels, normal and top boost, as well as the ability to blend the channels which is really something. There are also EQs, tremolo and reverb. The tremolo and reverb can be controlled by footswitch.

UTILIZATION

Getting a good sound out of this amp is easy, however, if you want a truly phenomenal sound, replace the tubes, as they come from China now, and China makes cheap products almost exclusively. The one complaint I would make is the inability to switch channels with the footswitch. This limits the features of the amp, however, I tend to find the sound I like and stick with that and I mostly haven't had too many problems. The manual explains very clearly what each function does and how to use it, it's very useful.

SOUNDS

I like to use this amp with a wide variety of guitars, as they each have their own unique flavor combined with this amp. I think that the sounds that come out of this amp are phenomenal. Both channels have their flavors, but I think that the channel blending feature really gives this amp its best sound, as it combines the high end of the top boost channel with the warmth of the normal. When in this mode, tone is entirely up to the player, as one can go from a clean warm sound to an overdriven bark instantly. The dynamic response of this amp is extraordinary. I think better tubes and pots will help sound a lot, as the cheap chinese parts don't do it much justice, but this is still a fine sounding amp.

OVERALL OPINION

I like the tone of this amp the best, as well as the dynamic response. The reverb isn't quite as good as the old ones, but it's still ok. I don't use tremolo much but I think that this amp has a great tremolo. It's not too expensive and while it's not quite as stellar-sounding as the original AC30s, it's a fraction of the price, so it's possibly a better bargain. This is definitely worth checking out.
luc6810/14/2012

luc68's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I finally got one!!"

Vox AC30CC2
everything has already been said above there

UTILIZATION

the manual is not much, you get used to the settings quickly, and you get different sounds for each position of knobs or switches

SOUNDS

I play ROCK! well the vintage of the machine suits me perfectly. whatsoever with my "strat" ​​self made, a Lag RS500 Limited, or an old Epiphone Les Paul, there's plenty to be + as pleasure. Pure and punchy crunch well, depending on the volume of microphones and guitars, the sound palette is unimaginable. and without any effects, I'm a dinosaur, a guitar, a cable or a radio and amp, period.

OVERALL OPINION

I for 3 days, I've been dreaming for a long time .... I had lots of amps guitar in 36 years, but it would take too long to list, but this one I needed. I bathed with Bertignac, the Stones, Led Zep and co, I am in 1963, and then I returned to sources.je have acquired under + than honest can a great guy to me exchanged against my Hot Rod Deluxe. it has two / three years but has only ten hours of play, not even run in the first rehearsal of the bougre.à my group, I got chills, not too loud, not too clean, and hop back to the 70's and 80's. even other musicos congratulated me on my purchase. I put 9/10 because of the weight, but it is not able to move for the rehearsal room is my home. for future concerts, well, I'd watch my back or I'd help a friend.
palko02/02/2012

palko's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A very heavy amp, but!"

Vox AC30CC2
lamps

UTILIZATION

so easy

SOUNDS

Extra!

OVERALL OPINION

Much has been discussed on this amp. I return, however, the negative relative
its weight! Indeed, it is unfortunately important, but it is undoubtedly a phenomenon of size relative to the pitch it produces.
It's a very ironic choice of buying this amp, my back knows something, but there is fast and after comparing her weight is forgotten once installed. In any case there is no mystery, it's about physical and logical sound!
In this serious 2x12 combo amp delivers a magnitude close to a stack 4 x 12 configuration, and it is rare for a combo. I use (when the situation allows me) AC30 and two spaced apart by a distance, the result is amazing and much better than a stack.
As the editor Finlay on this site, I recommend using this amp at a minimum of 12.00, otherwise it does not provide the full capacity. Specifically, if you play at low volume and you work or live sounds through pedals, you will never find the grain that you use the medium volume if you switch to a higher power. It is important to work sounds at the same power you use in a group.
This amp is not made to play in an apartment, it is far too powerful and does not deliver the best of himself at low volume. Remember that the sales slogan in the 50/60 year was "to play in stadiums" and frankly I can tell you that it is not just a question of power but of scale and sound diffusion, because in an environment of musicians, you are guaranteed to hear you clearly playing with this amp, the sound is diffused everywhere. I use it for 6 years and honestly I can certainly swear to anything and say that I would never pass the competition, as all tube amps have a special,
but I can say that this amp is just amazing and very unusual. Even in clear sound it provides a warm atmosphere that provides a grain that is noble and generous in his own VOX! This amp can provide smoothness and acoustic wave, where its versatility very special .. True Class A amp? . I leave that assessment to connoisseurs of art enthusiasts can make judgments about this feature, but I can tell you that these 30 are not w-watt carpet dealer, a 100 W transistor takes no side on this road amp, even at 60 w lamps struggle and drown in the power that comes from this amp. I have long used the amp transistor for high power play, two 100-watt Fender, and I was often in a very uncomfortable position on the sound space I occupied among other musicians. Sometimes I was too hard, sometimes too short, I did not get to play! Bluesman a friend once told me, "uses a tube amp and you no longer meet this problem", I could not believe it too ....
From the day I bought the AC30 it was magic, the sound was very distinct and I got along adequately in formation of 4 to 5 musicians. In fact, after I inquired I found out that the analog signal provided by the lamps and for most tube amps, was much more noticeable. Indeed, there is now sound or HI FI can match lamps in terms of real quality in hearing the sound space. The lamps are to the amp what the cardboard speaker: irreplaceable and unmatched since its invention! I read in a review on this site that the spring reverb of this amp was not terrible! Honestly, I have racks of effects of the most efficient (vox, tc lectronic, boss, lexicon) and I can tell you that I use only the reverb of this amp is very hot, "analog" and especially appropriate for the sound of the AC30, it is more simple and easily configurable. The tremolo is also a very good ... In short, I recommend an amp for playing blues, rock and other styles ....
yaume3706/03/2010

yaume37's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vox AC30CC2
30w all-tube amp .... etc. everything is told


UTILIZATION

a simple config
one can easily find different sounds depending on the style
I play blues, swing, rock, rock more "fiery" reggae folk

aber but not to the power switcher CHANNELS. So with a AB box top boost channel is simply a boost because the saturation levels is equal to pa sound level of each channel

Be careful to use the switches on the back of ohms of the amp!

very bad place but we made it: the knobs are backwards


SOUNDS

bah it sounds anyway .... when new and with quality lamps

with the signing mxr dime it farts and with serious Satchurator .....

the overdrive drums are ... unless you inflate the lights .... parcontre just a slight crunch to play the blues. the use of microphones and volume becomes more than necessary because there did not switch.
In any case, the choice of pedals is more than important

is the must post a Wha Wha !!!!! c the break!

the tremolo is fun but lacks clartée
the reverb is good and fairly accurate

I play on a U.S. TV Pusch pull ammene of natural crunch

OVERALL OPINION

good value
except that after 4 years I want to change ....
is an amp that is neutral and that is his strong point is just play everything.

I pass over the orange sounds more to me
for each point it is impossible to 10/10 I can not understand ^ ^ Anyway ...
Note: it went 3 times mechanic:
4 lamps in 6 months
1 volume pot and a half to 1 year
1 to 2 year power supply

and must put Roullets kl is heavy as 32 (do not run hot ^ ^)
10/27/2009

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vox AC30CC2
Amp any lamps (11 lamps)
30watts (2 possible mode, a mode 22 and mode 33watts)
2 inputs (normal and top boost), effects loop, footswitch between (footswitch included (tremolo / reverb)) SETTINGS possibility of vintage or modern, two out to external Bafle, 2 hp 12 '
normal: volume control, master and tone, brightness
top boost: adjustable treble, bass, tonalitvolume, matsre, custom equalization or standard (custom less effective than standard)
spring reverb mix and tone Controls
adjustable tremolo, Fine depth and speed

UTILIZATION

The configuration is relatively simple, plug and it was the sound ... The manual trs explicit and short enough, but all the same once read quad adjustment at 22vintage, and 44 modern and 33 or 22 watts . It leaves Heat 2 ~ 3 minutes and it clears the standby ...
important to cool the lamps unebonne 1/2h before transporting

SOUNDS

Good is the sound vox by exelence, no need to describe for two hours, we take a Beatles CD, a CD of queen, a vieu cd The Who, a CD of gallagher we put in the blender and voila.
So just a unique and EXCELLENT. I remind that it takes space and condition to be able to roar as the bte As an aside, many will tresurpris a noise lev really.

OVERALL OPINION

It can now do a less than two years that I know, it always pleases me much. I can not to my great misfortune trs often use the extent to neighbors and therefore is not Grable guele it when I have time in the middle of the week or hours everyone working ..
bluzy10/17/2009

bluzy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vox AC30CC2
Hello everyone,
everything has been said about this fabulous AC30CC2 ... I wanted for years .. so I sold my Fender Vibrolux CUSTOM REVERB and yesterday I bought the VOX after trying for 4 hours.
types of stores have loaded into my car .... I have downloaded at home ... and I have not been able to play with ...!
was in the emergency m'emener the doctor .. completely blocked the back ... and I'm in my bed ...
my post is rather funny in a way ............ but that without even going into all the details it remains for me a reference for amp ... I would 10/10..mais it is really too heavy .. we'll have to find a combination for the climb in my car.

OVERALL OPINION

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Finlay08/09/2008

Finlay's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vox AC30CC2
This amp is the heir to a long line ... He has the traditional qualities of the classic series and Top Boost. A simple test volume therefore can appreciate the musicality of the two channels. I would also emphasize the attention of the editor of the previous opinion that a tube amp is played at least with the volume to 12 to take the quintessence of the lamps ... Below, the stuff is under-exploited and his Master is necessarily less convaincant.Le including here on this model to bring the volume to a reasonable level without impacting the performance of the lamps.
Regarding the technical specifications of this amp, I add that Vox has only eight lamps (including Tung Sol since 2006) and not 11 as noted below. Power is 33W with the possibility of reducing it to 22W, which has the consequence that the amp cruncher earlier.
Manufacturing, meanwhile, seems well made and the overall quality of finishes (bonding, precision assembly and stability of the chassis ...) than my Laney (made in England).

UTILIZATION

The configuration and general ergonomics are likely to confuse more than a first glance, however, after a little time to adapt (to both channels 1 to the "cut" with the equalizer on the channel Top Boost ...), we quickly realized that the sound delivered by this amp are sumptuous and the many possibilities. The HP-Vox Wharfedale déméritent do not and can even benefit from a wider range devoted to the clean sounds alnico blues (which crunchent faster performance require-15W). As with all new HP, it will be necessary to lapping playing at high volume (yes!) for several hours. To be enjoyed without moderation then.

SOUNDS

The sounds of the Vox are consistent with what is expected of such an amplifier. The clean sounds are slammin, incisive without altering the personality of the guitar. Crunches are still warm with a big headroom. Connected alternately with a Gibson Lespaul Std, a rise in Mex Tele Bill Lawrence and sometimes an Ibanez AF105 Jazz, this amp seems to accommodate all peeled they are offered with the same zeal.

OVERALL OPINION

Owner of the Vox ac30cc2 for over six months, I am more than satisfied. I would however point out that this amp to the strong personality does not necessarily agree with guitarists who want the versatility at all costs.
Teoh06/27/2008

Teoh's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vox AC30CC2
Amp 30W lamps
rglages pretty simple.
switch reverb / tremolo
2 channels / one master

UTILIZATION

Configuration simple enough, I do not know rglages lamps before buying this amp, but I think there are even simpler qd.
For me, there is no draw 36,000 sounds of this amp, but only one: a crunch sharp enough shuffled in the channel clear in the boost. Otherwise, I find the sounds without much relief when indpendant. The master is trs effective, and it was under the foot.
I never Exceeds the first third of overall volume.
I find the equalization of rglages trs ineffective, as the tone. I tried a 71 Plexi Orange simply extraordinary level rglage it is far trs.
Accs lamps and Hp trsdlicat!
PSE does a death: 35 kg

SOUNDS

It should be what I do. I use a strat changes. It is true that vox trs pronounced in the mids. We are in sound trs rock n 'roll, but you can also make a big sound with more distortion. is what I do in adding to the crunch. Although I need in my group as a sound, I have an AIM wider range of rglages of equalization. I think investing in a standard ending for SG, I think a change that should, and do something pretty with the AC30.

OVERALL OPINION

I for 2 years.
This is a good amp for beginners in the world of all-tube, but I think that even when these repetitions are far from originles. They look less fragile and sensitive of the same, and dlivrent volume with good sound lamp.
Although heavy, has still a must in the world of combo.
I bought this amp by chance APRS have little wolf Orange, and I did not put his level and crystal! Snif ... But we can not quite compare either.
But the rest CC2 trs correct all of the same. The ratio quality price is excellent, I pay my own nine 990 euros. I do not know if I would do this choice today, but APRS have searched in vain for a Fender Bassman 50, and missed the Orange, he has had to throw water at one time or another.
musicmanseb02/09/2008

musicmanseb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vox AC30CC2
It is a good tube amp, no need to present it to you, it's a legend. This version includes a normal channel and a top clanal boost.

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use, just choose the channel, volume up and go my kiki. Adding master volume can not quarrel with the neighbors.

SOUNDS

So there is a real joy. Being a fan of U2, Radiohead, Delirious, in short, just about anything that comes from England, the amp perfect for me. I play a Gibson ES335 .. I plug in the normal channel. The clean is just beautiful and crystalline. I stuck him a few pedals that allow for a rich palette of sounds: Tubescreamer TS808, Boss DD6 Delay, MXR Dynacomp, Zvex Fuzz Factory. If we plug in the Top Boost, you get the sound that made the legendary groups of the british invasion.
The only thing that annoyed me is the quality of speakers sold home (Wharfdale), it sounds too harsh and confusing. So I upgraded yesterday to the Celestion Blue. And there is the pure happiness. You really see the difference.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for almost 2 years. I love this amp, I had always dreamed of. Reliability level, I had to bring it to the after sales service once because a fuse had blown (due to a lamp burned). I am more than satisfied with my purchase but I think you have to take this amp with Celestion Blue, where he shows its full potential and that you get what his legend as desired.
johnnyboy3307/31/2007

johnnyboy33's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vox AC30CC2
Vox AC30 Custom Classic Series:
30 watt all-tube.
2 HP 12 "Celestion G12 M" Greenback "8 ohms each in SERIES.
Lamps: 5 x ECC83, 1 x ECC82, 1 x GZ34 and 4 x EL84.
Master Volume
2 Channels, NORMAL / TOP BOOST (can be shuffled through the switch "Imput Link").
POWER / STANDBY
Size: 705 x 265 x 550, Weight: 32 kg.

Normal channel:
Simple SETTING THE tonalitCUT), trs good balance.
Rverb HIGH / LOW.

Top Boost channel:
Rglage TREBLE / BASS, trs versatile and always balance.
Comuter STANDAR / CUSTOM.

Section Trmolo:
Rglage SPEED / depht.

UTILIZATION

The configuration of this amp is simple die .. When I first use I have not even opened the manual ..
All you need is a minimum of knowledge about the amps to use easily.
The manual is clear prcis, trs simple .. It includes all live!
The problem is the footswitch..REVERB / ​​TREMOLO must buy one or distortions ..
Go, I hasten to give my opinion on the sounds D

SOUNDS

I arrived with this big white box "VOX", I ask, I quickly and I soon DBAL branch amp .. : P: P
I leave the heat lamps 11 quietly while I plug in my guitar, my clothes, I give myself etc. ..
I turn, I get enough for the sound, and great joy l. .. .. what a sound! What power! What energy! WHAT EXTENT? Anyway .. what a pleasure!
I use a Fender Thinline Tlcaster 72 ', and consquent, it sounds .. even serious!
Even with an effects rack, (2 disto, whawha, delay, reverb etc ...) it still sounds as well ...
I use the clean, my distortions are largely the case ..
The sound of this amp is so well equilibrated that covers many styles of music .. I play progressive rock, mogwai the alternative, archive, radiohead, and the sound is perfect.
I got the guitar back, I hasten to play now ..
I put 10 because I love it!

OVERALL OPINION

I've had one week, and I think I have enough tweaking to see what I say about this amp. I use the clean sound, its crunchy overdrive tends m'intresse does not so much .. I plan to buy the speakers with Celestion blue ALNICO of curiosities but not now .. .. Its use is very s simple, the sound is perfect, we feel the legends ..
The price is affordable trs, I had quite a discount over what luck!
I shot remake of the same choice!
I tell you something .. something .. trs sincre
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