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NAD Vox AC10C1 with pics

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by lwaun, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. lwaun

    lwaun Tele-Meister

    Sep 8, 2004
    Vancouver, BC
    Well after 2 months or more of waiting my Vox ac10 arrived this week. I really like this amp. I traded in my Vox ac4c1 which was just a little to thin with very little bass for this new amp and the difference is amazing.

    The new AC10 has bass to spare. You have to turn it down whereas the ac4 has none.

    I however took out the greenback g10 speaker I put in the ac4 in the ac10. It is really now a thick sounding amp with all the midrange and bass I could want.

    The reverb is good too. All in all I like this amp.

    But I must admit the layout of the tubes etc in this amp is the weirdest thing I have ever seen in an amp the way they put the power tubes in a separate board far away from the rest of the amp. I did take a pic of the insides. Still really happy with the purchase. Won't miss the AC4 soundwise at all but it sure was cute.
    Here is the amp.


    Here is the insides and notice how they put the power tubes way far away from everything else.


  2. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

    Aug 6, 2012
    I've been pretty interested in that myself. Smaller than the big brothers yet not too small. Now I'm more interested!

  3. Whoa Tele

    Whoa Tele Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 20, 2009
    Smyrna Ga.
    Still digging mine too. It's a good sounding amp.

  4. lwaun

    lwaun Tele-Meister

    Sep 8, 2004
    Vancouver, BC
    Yes it sounds amazing. Lot more tone. Much more like a ac15 than a ac4

  5. 52 tele

    52 tele Tele-Meister

    Apr 20, 2008
    Hmmmm,****,I think I'm getting GAS....................

  6. lwaun

    lwaun Tele-Meister

    Sep 8, 2004
    Vancouver, BC
    Can't believe just how much this amp has warmth and bass compared to the ac4. It seems more warm than my Marshall SL5 and it has a 12 inch speaker. I put the g10 greenback in it as as you can see the chassis seems empty. Could have put a 12 incher in there if they wanted I bet.


  7. CASD57

    CASD57 TDPRI Member

    May 31, 2015
    That chassis interior pic scares the heck outta me :)

  8. xland

    xland Tele-Meister

    Mar 26, 2015
    Central Illinois
    Congratulations!! I have been very interested in playing through one but my local store doesn't have one in yet. HNAD and enjoy!!!

  9. TeleBrew

    TeleBrew Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 5, 2007
    Evergreen, Colorado
    I am thinking very seriously about getting one of these. I sold my AC4 for the same reasons listed by the OP. Thin sounding, little bass. The AC10C1 seems like a great compromise between the AC4 and an AC15C1 (which I also used to own).

  10. Tazz3

    Tazz3 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 19, 2013
    East islip ny
    Congrats iam thinking about geting this amp

  11. teleamp

    teleamp Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 17, 2006
    Prairie Hill, Texas

  12. HotDan!

    HotDan! Friend of Leo's

    Oct 2, 2013
    My favorite Vox dealer didn't have it in stock so it's ordered. I also got a JJ tube set off the Bay which has already arrived...So has the Blue Pup so I'm down at the shop this morning, just checking, and it's back ordered...Don't have an arrival date either.

    Just wondering though, for you guys that have them...Does this one come with a cover? I looked around for unboxing info and such but couldn't find an answer. The Vox website doesn't say it's included but neither does it for the AC15 or AC30...both of which have included covers....:confused:

  13. HotDan!

    HotDan! Friend of Leo's

    Oct 2, 2013
    So...No one can tell me whether or not I'm getting a cover with this thing?...

  14. jmparker56

    jmparker56 TDPRI Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    I bought one a week ago and it did not. It was already out of box at GC when I got it.

  15. therealfindo

    therealfindo Tele-Holic

    Jun 26, 2012
    Q. for owners... Is it easy enough to access the speaker cable for putting a Redbox DI in between?

  16. raf

    raf Tele-Afflicted

    May 8, 2007
    I just ordered an AC10C1 yesterday. I am looking forward to it!

  17. lwaun

    lwaun Tele-Meister

    Sep 8, 2004
    Vancouver, BC
    No cover at all. Mine was in the sealed box and there was no cover.

  18. raf

    raf Tele-Afflicted

    May 8, 2007
    Nice little amp for practice. Enough high-mids to cut through a small band. Nice classic rock tones. ImageUploadedByTDPRI1441936811.675165.jpg

  19. StormJH1

    StormJH1 Tele-Holic

    Want one of these badly, but really not in the best position to add another amp right now. Would have to sell several other items. But man, it sounded great both times I tried it at GC. The reverb is a little weird (IMO), and I wish it had an FX loop. But the tones are terrific. As the OP said, this thing has tons of low end. Some people are hung up on the 10" speaker, but not all 10" combos are created equal. Also, despite being one channel, it had a lot of clean headroom, especially with single coils. Don't know if it'll happen in 2 weeks or 2 years, but it's at the top of my (realistic) gear wish list.

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