Vox AC10C1 for home use?

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  1. Steven72

    Steven72 TDPRI Member

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    I'm currently looking for the perfect amp (for me) for at-home use, at volume levels that won't annoy the neighbors or family members.

    Would I be correct in assuming that because the AC10 has separate gain and volume controls, I could dial in exactly how much crunch I want at the volume level I require?

    Any thumbs up/thumbs down regarding the AC10 in general?
     
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    you sir are correct! thumbs up and good luck.
     
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    It's a great amp.
     
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    ECHO...echo....echo...

    It IS a great amp! With the separate gain and volume, coupled with your guitar volume, it has no problem doing what you're looking for in home use.

    - Bob
     
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    +1 great amp
     
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    I would love a Vox AC10C1 as well. Please let us know if you get one and how you like it.
     
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    With the 10" speaker, it's great for home or band rehearsal; with a 12" (or 2x12 or 4x12) cabinet, it's great for gigs. Here's my little rig for a 500 person gig a few months ago - AC10C1 with a 1x12 Boogie cab with a Celestion Blue. Ran it on about here: master volume 4, gain 4 1/2. Just as loud as an AC15C1 when using the extension cab. DAds.jpg
     
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    I think differently, while it is a good amp, it might turn out to be a bit loud for home use. I would suggest a THR or Vox Adio...

    I have an AC10C1 and Adio. I mostly use the Adio with headphones for house playing.

    The AC10 sounds best with the master volume dimed IMHO.
     
  9. Mike Eskimo

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    Having had both an AC15C1 and an AC10C1 in the last year I’ll tell you this - both great amps.

    Strictly for home use ? Not schlepping it around ? Keeping master volume low to get gain ?

    I think it’s a wash.

    Both very good. Surprisingly good at low volume.

    You might as well go with the 10. The 15 has more bottom end but just barely at low volume. Higher volume ? 15 has a much wider frequency range.

    I see them used a lot. I paid $375 for my 15 and $300 for my 10.
     
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    I want the AC10 but my local Guitar Center has a new AC15 on sale for $450. So tempting.
     
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