All user reviews for the Vox AC4TV
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It is an attractive blonde cabinet with controls facing up similar to the standard Vox amps as well as the iconic brown striped grill cloth.
I was in my local music shop testing out guitars and saw the Vox. Everyone is making a small tube amp these days, so I had to see what Vox had to offer.
The price. A Vox AC15 is $599, this is less than half the price at $249. It does an OK job at nailing the chimey Vox tone that Vox is known for.
I also like that you can run it at 4 watts, 1 watt or I believe 1/4 watt.
An EQ and Vox would be able to charge a couple extra dollars. But hey this amp brings you back to the old days, Volume and Tone.
You can tell it's a budget amp. This isn't a bad thing, I just don't see they amps hanging around or taking much abuse. But, hey if you want a fun practice amp, or an extra tone in the studio, this is a cool amp.
Bottom line is this is a fun amp. It is sleightly above gimmick and novelty. It will get you in the ballpark of a AC15, just I wouldn't drop everything and go wait in line for one. If you need the Vox tone on a budget or want a low maintenance first tube amp, this is for you.
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Using the Vox AC4TV is incredibly simple, as there isn't much to work with in terms of parameters. This isn't surprising, as most small amps like this don't. It simply has knobs for tone and volume, as well as one for selecting what amount of wattage you would like to use. It has four watts, one watt, and a 1/4 of a watt to choose from in terms of settings. This is a nice feature as it allows complete control over your output. A manual certainly isn't necessary, but I haven't seen one so I don't know anything about it.
The Vox AC4TV definitely has one of the better sounds when it comes to amps of this size, especially considering that this amp only outputs four watts at most! I've used the amp for practicing and messing around with a Fender Stratocaster and no pedals or effects. While of course not comparable to something like an AC30, you can definitely hear the classic Vox sound even in this tiny amp. I don't think that I'd recommend it for anything other than practicing as it just can't get loud enough, although there could definitely be some creative and cool things done with in the recording studio. Having said this, I haven't tried it out myself for recording, so I don't want to speak about it any further - all I will say is that I wouldn't rule it out.
The downside to the Vox AC4TV is that even though it is small and only four watts, it still has a decently sized price tag. You'd think and like for it to be a bit cheaper than this, as there are bigger amps with a bigger sound available for this price. So while the AC4TV is a cool little amp, I'd recommend looking elsewhere if you're in the market for a practice amp, as you can definitely get something with more power and options for this the price you'd have to pay for one of these.
1 people found this review helpful
Not much to say about this little amp, except that it sounds great for use in the apartment / homestudio. True Sound Vox (I also have an AC30 early 90's) with the power attenuator (1/4, 1 and 4 watts) very convenient. Good build quality for the Chinese (better than the blue version released in 2012), in short, a good little beast that can be improved with good lighting (2) or an HP high grade, although the original does well my happiness.
Keep on rockin '
Varies from the typical clean lens of Vox and big overdrive with volume and using the power attenuator.
This is the one I wanted
Excellent price / quality ratio
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
ricou8312's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Bomb concentrated."
Deliver 4.1 or 1/4 watt.
1 socket for cabinet that's all.
No need to book.
More you push the volume it more crunch, I love.
I find the tone a little too effective.
After you have to play on the power to find / clear compromise crunch.
We made it fast.
I will not conceal from you that this amp is a bit exclusive.
I think it suits me outright, I feel like The Edge with just a delay connected.
It is small but very effective in its field.
I enjoy, and play at home it is more than enough.
I'd like to connect an office to see what happens.
Brief in my registry (U2, Coldplay and other ....), it is demonic.
Used for one week, I dropped my big Fender I do not regret at all (except for a little light to the Red Hot sounds).
Not needing much less afford me an AC30, I think it's a great compromise.
I just tried a Blackstar HT5 that I did not like it at all.
For 120 € secondhand, it is an unbeatable value for money.
I love: simplicity, beautiful sound crunchi to perfection, size, look.
I like least: the clear, no effects loop.
I would do a thousand times without hesitation that choice.
Go ahead and buy the crunchez!!!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
adriro's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good tube amp compact"
0.25 W power 4 W
A 4W is very strong
Adjustments very simple 2 potentiometers, Volume and Tone
THE crunch increases with the volume attenuator is therefore expected (to play apart)
it gets very easy to sound good. I prefer the crunch mid stroke volume knob (max I did not like)
Vox sound is present
Cependent a missed bass is felt on this amp is the only complaint that I found
Used 1 year and then sold for a Marshall Class 5
Excellent value for money 140 euros secondhand for the Vox sound is given. It is really not at all disappointed sound for an amp of this price. He approaches Almost my AC 30
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Mazik box"
Volume, tone and rotoswitch (??) For
From 4 to 1 or 1/4 watt
Output hp ext.
Beige, vintage look, it is mimi, have no place and easily transportable.
Made in china, but sturdy and beautifully finished.
So with so little impossible not to find his sound.
With 4 watts more can all turn back, this amp is 100% usable.
Good after 4 watts to avoid background 2am in the apartment, it stings a little ...
So how can I say this is a very typical amp but with a lot of versatility.
With clean settings om cr gets its very typical singing vox, crunch, c l. Very expressive and ideal pushing a well biting overdrive is obtained, it will not metal, but punk, hard rock, blues rock it farts.
Rendering is surprising given the size of the box and hp.
I have had this amp to its release, I have kept a few months before selling it reluctantly (my daughter was born + gear too), but I always said that I 'reprove one and I have to recover recently a ac4 cc1 blue thingy ...
Let's say for the price and the lack of content material is frankly very huge, however:
Totally unsuited to the metal
No effect (réverb..) No loop, a raw sound, dc plug and play so well and fair play is essential, otherwise really great.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
tsygced's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great for low volume"
Zero effect, except natural saturation lamp qd you push the volume.
One branch, three buttons: a switch for power, volume and tone.
The effect of the Tone button is almost imperceptible (with or without overdrive). And from the forums and other reviews, this is the characteristic of this amp: a button that serves no purpose. Too bad, it would have been a plus.
The sound is good right now, zero setting.
Fits very well.
Given the power should not expect a development of deep bass.
A low volume, power 4w, its clear critallin.
Then the more you shoot, the more overdrive appears, warm and very enjoyable to play. Very good sound.
Not possible to have clear sound through against pulling into the south of the volume.
Responds very well to dynamic microphones guitar and guitar volume. Good momentum.
The volume up, good saturation, focus eardrums anyway, then you wake up the neighborhood.
Perfect for playing at home at low volume, the sound niquel vox.
Takes any kind of pedal input, great.
The tone of the amp defaults well, shame about the Tone button used to anything.
Played with Squier Jazzmaster JMascis.
All sounds are good.
Great little extra amp to play with pleasure at home.
Pretty, light, great price, good sound.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
froggy54's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Pretty simple amp with its emphasis"
We easily get a sound; it is a small home amp so no multi-channel, we play with the drive and power to customize the sound.
Its pretty clear in the minds Vox, the drive even 1/4 W is nice.
We have fun with this little amp because the sound is there, this is the most important. it remains an amp with very few features and a sound that collapses a little if you really push the amp.
Perfect for the room but a little expensive for the use made of it.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
gibson92's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" GOING ANYWHERE Sound"
4 watts friends not for the neighbors ...
One branch is turned ...
If you know the sound play (if you apply yourself) it sounds ..
if you do not know what is not good ...
it's not modeling or line 6 which suits your level of play and often ...
I play a little of everything on strat custom shop RG duesenberg half body and CS Gibson LP.
The fewer the better effect. More guitar is good and it sounds more ca respects the personality of the guitar
ca play the old (by volume)
Like effects, I do not put a TS9 or Radial Tonebone distortion and delay TC
It keeps me from wearing a pedal ...
It's like Clean fender
for the distortion ... with double it's brian May .... with simple as Rory gallagher
on the other hand I have trouble on the extreme saturation style G.MOORE
Good in my opinion there is the JCM 800, the Fender Deluxe and AC30, I tried to play on mesa (it's been well ... logo etc ...)
I got 2 (sold quickly) and the big difference is in Mesa, guitarist must adapt to the amp ... Here it is the opposite, the amp is the guitarist
I still have my marshall 1974 (spirit) for scenes ... but I think I'll play with that now with a 4X12 behind sake: less than pots, fewer side effects, less electronic and more "natural" to play when the volume on the speaker is HUGE asse.
Last I do not understand the other more to Mesa in 1800 and this one ... 200
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
DjCaylus's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Simple controls: 1 volume, 1 tone, A 4/1/0 switch, 25W
A guitar input, output 16ohm cabinet
Configuration settings and reduced to their simplest expression.
Selecting a watage, you set the tone, the volume up and control through the guitar.
1/4 watt 4w sounds are more clean. With the cabinet 12 "matched the sound is really different.
Ideal for working from home without deafening the neighbors and roommates, small jams combo .. If you have to push a bit of a baffle 12 "16ohm will do its job while opening sound spectrum.
Basic but good quality it does not go in all styles with prédillection for blues / rock. Lezzep, rollingstones ...
1/4w are saturated faster. 1w more progressive. 4w net sound saturated high volumes more progressive.
Gibson Les Paul, Stratocaster Fener Am Special. Fasle wah, DS1.
All sounds coming out like me.
2 years of use and it remains a favorite tjrs in study and small jam combo. Full easily displaceable lamps. + + + Output to a 16ohm cabinet. The matching firm is nikel c.
Tested before 2/3 orange heads tinny, Marshall haze AC15 "top" Blues Junior. Now I have a Egnater Tweaker head I RECOMMENDED (3sonorités type AC / fender / Marshallian).
I love its simplicity and swith 1/4W 1W 4W
QUality price - Nikel!
I would do this purchase without hesitation. 220euro for a combo av 16ohm output. FUll lamps! that you ask
6 of 7 people found this review helpful