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AC30CC2X, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Vox in the Custom Classic series.


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Vox AC30CC2X tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Vox
  • Model:AC30CC2X
  • Series:Custom Classic
  • Category:Tube Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 03/22/2007

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Vox AC30CC2X user reviews

iamqman06/22/2011

iamqman's review"Amazing sounding amplifier!!...made in china"

Vox AC30CC2X
The main thing that differentiates this amp from the Vox Ac30 CC2 is that this amp has 2 12 inch Celestion Blue Alnico speakers in the cabinet. The "CC2" simply has two Vox custom Celestion GSH12-30 speakers instead. The better sound comes form the Blue Alnico speakers and compliments the amp much better. You will pay more for those speakers though.

This was the first Vox amp that I had ever bought. I was big on U2 at the time and wanted to get the amp that the Edge was using. He had a vintage AC30 which I wasn't about the slap down $4000 to get one from the 60's, so I opted for a reissue unit. I have to say this unit wasn't that bad at all tone wise.

It was made in Chine which I didn't check before I bought it, otherwise I wouldn't have got it. I would have bought an a few year old one that was still made in the UK. Buying a cheap manufactured Chinese made product that was once made in Europe or even anything made in the US now in Red China goes against everything inside me. So shortly after buying it I dumped it very quickly.


UTILIZATION

Vox AC30 CC2X Features:

30W all tube
2 Vox Celestion Blue 15W 12" speakers
Custom/normal EQ switch on Top Boost channel
Normal channel with Brilliant switch
Blendable Normal & Top Boost channels
Spring reverb with Dwell switch and tone control
Fully variable tremolo on all channels
Post-phase-inverter master volume
True bypass variable-level effects loop
Switchable cathode bias
Switchable smoothing filter values
Footswitch for tremolo and reverb
Baltic birch ply cabinet
Vintage-style transformers
Tone Cut control
Dual footswitch for reverb and tremolo

SOUNDS

The sound I got from this amp wasn't bad at all. I wasn't used to Vox's at the time and the EQing was a little different then the Fender or Marshall front panels. After some use I got the hang of it.

I mostly used this with overdrive pedals and delays. I never turned this thing up to get that cranked Vox Ac30 tone famlliar with Brian May or Tom Petty. I mostly used a Ibanez TS9 and a TC Electronics G Major with this unit. I got some good pop and mild rock tone with it. Never was I going to get a Slash or hard rock tone. It just is not capable of doing that. Even with a Les Paul I was able to get a good classic rock tone similar to some U2 songs. After I felt that the Vox wasn't my thing and of course Chinese made I dumped it for a Marshall.

OVERALL OPINION

The tone from the amp is decent but I would never buy this thing again. If I ever got another Vox I would get a reissue UK made or plunge for a vintage unit. Vox has now replaced these amps with another version/model. I have seen some of these still floating around at guitar shops and online new. At new they come in ata round $1500. However, if you want one you best bet would be finding it on the used market. I have seen them in the classifieds for around $1000. however, these amps are made in China and I would never buy this amp again for that reason alone.

Or you can get an older one made in the UK for that price and you can keep your integrity. I wouldn't recommend this amp to anyone. Save you money and buy a used UK made one or get a clone amp made by Hayseed Amps.
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astneric12/23/2005

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

Vox AC30CC2X
Amp lamp 33W, 22W switchable to (very useful)
8 lamps: 4 x EL84 (Electro-Harmonix), 1 x GZ34, 3 x 7025 (3 dernires the trust does not inspire me, however one of them silent dj microphone purchase)
CHAC lamps is not easy, is actually disassemble everything.

2 The usual channels of the AC30: Normal Channel and Top Boost channel.
Effects loop, pedals switch provided to control reverb and tremolo.
Speaker Outputs supplmentaires.
Also new: you can switch the scale filter 22F (its vintage) 44F (its more modern, cleaner and sharper, at least as much as can be an AC30)

UTILIZATION

The rglages, although wonderfully effective and influential on the trs, trs are simple:
-Gain + bass + treble for the Top Boost channel
-Gain + Switch to Normal brightness

This gives his sound quickly. But still we remain in trs typ bubble AC30.

The Manual (8 pages) Describes perfectly all the connections and rglages.

SOUNDS

My Rickenbacker 360 sounds wonderful on it, I finally got the sound I wanted and do not regret it.
The sound is round, feed the clean sound is beautiful crunch is the CLAT. Do not expect anything fMeasure a crunch, pushing the volmue well and playing very hard ...

For my part I do not push the gain more than 3 / 4, it provides a crunch that I like way, I prfre up the volume and boost the power tubes. Like any amp lamps, he dvoile high volume.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a few weeks and I just can not get enough to Linster.
I tried the CC2 version (HPs Vox) to me far less convinced. In the beginners j'tais perplexed Difference in price, but it seems justified (fortunately there ...) The sound is slamming, Dfine better, less drooling, but above all an impressive dynamic possde and without comparison with the CC2.
I also tried a '70 Vox (the hill is near the price of CC2X) and certainly more vintage sound, because it certainly is better rod too, but it is not envy the new AC30. They perfectly keep the grain and all the particularity of the Vox. For me, no Intrets to seek all costs of the old Vox ct, the CC2X the gal with no problem and adds many amliorations at the functional level (see above)

The Chinese-made did not yet possible problem, a trs seems well constructed, see the reliability in recent years.
But I put 9 because it's not good to dlocaliser and exploit the Chinese, not well at all! The HP is about them Celestion "made in england"

I do it again without hsiter this purchase, but I recommend to compare it to CC2, much cheaper but can be used.
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kluck02/08/2006

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

Vox AC30CC2X
Reissue of the AC30 made in China
power of 30W is widely advertised as measured ca must make it 50 or 100W
2 inputs, an effects loop and a switch for tremolo and reverb
CAUTION back ca heavy burden

UTILIZATION

Nothing complicated
one branch, it does everything in the middle and it will play full stop, no-brainer ca SONNE
sound, that of a class A in top shape and heat make you an EMG to a PAF of 59 years
reverb:: TOP
Tremolo:: TOP
sound TOP

and yet I have a real blackface fender and although different that is the same level

SOUNDS

I play blues rock to see a bit jazzy, with a 335, and an expert Vigier
of course the clean sounds are warm, but the crunch is the same level with grain and a great reaction al attack
respect for the guitar is total, 335 sounds differ from one Lespaul same for the couple strat / tele

It is not an amp for modern metal (saturation limit to black desire / telephone)

OVERALL OPINION

I have compared

my blackface: he takes no trouble to compare
AC30CC2 a VOX (normal hp): the difference in sound is amazing how CC2 comparative listening with almost CC2X pass for a transistor
a Mesa F50: bof any dish, reverb decay, its clear Baluch, crunch means
Mesa Rectoverb one: not bad, but not the stuff that makes the difference

It's been roughly a year and a half I'm looking for a successor to my blackface is too short to play in groups (20W) and 65 from the reed twin with a bowl of 15, I had never been fooled a this point.
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11/01/2007

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

Vox AC30CC2X
- What kind of amplification (lamp, transistor ,...)?
Submitted on my Vox AC-30 parat superfluous ... dernire evolution of cr combo by the firm in 1959, is of course an all-tube amp (4 x 3 x EL84/6BQ5 --- --- 1 x GZ34 12AX7/ECC83). The CC2 spcificit of X is the quip be Clestions legendary HP 12 "blue AlNiCo.

- What is the power dlivre?
Is that the key limitations of traditional classifications. The AC-30 amp is 30 watts. However, the yield of each watt db is staggering: This combo does not fear any three bodies.

- What connection?
The ct vintage of this Custom Classic is obvious that ds aperoit both inputs on the top. Between a normal one between IOTC Top Boost while slecteur shuffled allows both channels of sound for Labor to measure.
Loop insertion effects true bypass allows you to place quantities of post-processing effects (chorus, flanger, time limit ...).

- What are the rglages the effects?
The rglages are-simple but powerful in effectiveness.
- On the normal channel, Brilliance switch provides extra enjoyable sparkling treble frequency drives.
- On the Top Boost channel, a debauchery of legalization is possible thanks two potentiomtres frquences acting on the bass and treble. We can not dig mdiums?? Error ... Switch Standard / Custom can vary between two types of legalization. If Custom mode is fairly basic, standard acts directly on the frquences mdium (acute increase reduces the mids and vice versa).
- A Master Volume of the ct (true more than SERIES Custom Classic amps compared to the originals) the tone of the Tagus cut power plays the rle of a contour SETTING THE: 0 we are in the neutral and you turn, you cut the frquences more acute.
- The AC-30 CC Submitted rverbration an exceptionally long, rich and deep. It is of course the amount of the dose related but also play on the Tone of this rvrbration and adapt it to sonic thanks a Dwell switch.
- A tremolo agrmente all with SETTING THE intensity and speed, but hlas not the waveform remains sinusodale.
A two pedals to activate switches or cut rverbration and tremolo.
- Finally, the loop insertion effect dmultiplie the possibilities of AC30: SERIES climbs, the signal sent by the send is 100% line. If you plug an external prampli (like a POD or pdalier) in the Return, the Vox prampli the bypass is what You Save lamps of this fast mounting and background noise. It is awarded on the basis that if you plug a cable into the send.

UTILIZATION

- The configuration is it simple?
Yes and no. Yes, because there are only a few manipulations to obtain a large enough ventail of sound, little knob. Not because we do not find it right away DIFFERENT channels between the switches, the two entries. There is also no question of moving from a clear sound saturated with a single click like modern amps. In consquence will require a prvoir distortion pedals for this type of use.

- Gets it easy to sound good?
It is impossible to get a bad sound. If this amp is a legends is that there is a reason. The advantage of the CC SERIES prsence is the master volume that can play low volume with the grain channel pousss bottom.

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
The "manual" is an insult. At this price and with such a history derrire him, the AC-30 MRIT a encyclopdie. The plate is ple face and tells us the bare minimum (LAN switches). No mention is made of the types of lamps used. However, a small box hung a fist gives four examples of the tense rglages for discovering the sounds of the instrument, and it plutt friendly.

SOUNDS

- Is it your style of music?
I play rock, soul and blues. Nothing wrong: the AC-30 CC2X is comfortable in all these areas.

- With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?
I plug in a US Telecaster above. The association is idalie: the twang and the punch is fully expressed is retained. In effect, I plug in lamp essentially a compression between the guitar and the amp (Ibanez TC999 Tube King). I think m'offir ending for an OD / DISTO Jekyll & Hyde complter to the sonic palette and compensate for the impossibility to change the channel during a game the other hand, trmolo is remarkable.

- What kind of sound you get and with what rglages ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?
The Vox is above all a clear, beautiful, may be the best in the history of guitar amplification. It is also the sound of the Brit invasion, John Lennon, the Kinks, Led Zeppelin ... snapping sound but rough, angry, but happy with the body. Saturation but no big push the volume and you will not believe your ears. A good crunch sounds can sometimes produce more powerful and more imposing than heavy loadings.

- What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest?
Normal channel may seem a little dull when compared to the Top Boost imdiatement APRS have exploded the ears of his neighbors. Yet it would be a shame to spend ct as well as less typical to find it a more traditional sound very useful in certain circumstances. With the Top Boost channel, we get a brilliant sound, full, open and fleshy. Potentiomtre the volume (gain) amne an overdrive and a mid-term crunch at the end of the race. It becomes STRID when we shuffled with the normal channel. Another possibility that I love: with a gain 1 / 4 on the Top Boost, snap the blender, push the Normal channel 2 / 3 (gloss off) and now get started in a small fawn boogie La Grange : You left for a night your improvisation! All these sounds are amazing and you have the HP reconnatre Clestion Alnico Blue Bulldog really make a diffrence: they respect the feel of the guitar and accentuate the nuances of the game

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
has now two months since I ... and I love him more every day than the day before!

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
I like everything: sound, look, the legends ... same manipulation "old" channels, the exact antithse my Pod XT, part of the fun.

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Marshall, Hiwatt, Fender, Line 6 POD ... I have used and heard many great amps and trs good simulations. But the Vox AC30 CC2X silent for me.

- How do you report qualitprix?
1500 for a combo SERIES. I did not think much dpenser one day. But this amp is amazing and I could have more for it. I feel like jou guitar up Submitted. Now I can start playing the guitar.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice?
I give myself a few months to say whether this rdage MODEL delivers on the harsh in terms of reliability but I'm not too worried. We are not talking of any novelty fluff DSP: All components Submitted largely proven to the most demanding musicians.

EDIT: APRS three months of use, I just had a problem on the BTE. The fuse temporal power supply (a T2A) jumped during the heating time. A short tour by the APRS sales service has identified the culprit: the lamp rectifier GZ34! It seems to be a problem on this frquent MODEL.

EDIT 2: Almost six months later, I found this amp complment essential: the pedals from Fulltone OCD. Completely transparent, the pedals acts as a channel for supplmentaire amp with more gain than is obtained by saturating the channel top boost. We can reconcile the authenticity with a vintage scnique use more modern. In addition, the switch Low Peak / High Peak of OCD idalie fits the philosophy of CC SERIES: in LP, the grain is "vintage" while at HP, it sounds a little more modern, as with the switch on the back of suitable combo.
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