Does anyone know how they get it down to 4 W even with one EL84 tube? These are still pentode mode right?
IMO the blue version looks better than anything Vox has put out in the last 5 years (and I generally love their designs - apart from the night trains). Just classy as hell. I will own one of the little suckers as soon as it's available to me.Other than the price, I agree. I wish the blue AC4C1 was offered in black as well. I am wondering too if the circuit on the blue AC4C1 is closer to the AC4HW1 or the AC4TV.
Hm, 850EUR for handwired (on turrent board) 1x12 combo with a good speaker is too much? :Other than the price, I agree. I wish the blue AC4C1 was offered in black as well. I am wondering too if the circuit on the blue AC4C1 is closer to the AC4HW1 or the AC4TV.
For me, yes I think the AC4HW1 is high. I am comparing it to the Blackface Champ I used to have which was worth about $400USD. Comparing it to a Marshall Class 5 it is double the price. Comparing it to an Egnator tweaker 15 it is considerably more as well. The Vox AC4HW1 is not boutique and I am sure compared to boutique amps its a good deal, but I am not comparing it those amps. I have never been a boutique amp guy. For me this amp is really going up against the marshall class 5, since I have considering buying one of those for a while now.Hm, 850EUR for handwired (on turrent board) 1x12 combo with a good speaker is too much? :
How much cost comparable combo from a butique world?
For example Tiny Terror HWE cost 650EUR, but it's only a head and has less features.
I think the price for AC4HW1 is really ok. Not cheap, but not expensive eather.
The hand-wired amps of this line have been manufactured in Vietnam so far. Still, cheap labour for sure but the construction quality is on a different level than Chinese stuff. I'd be OK if this amp was $599 instead.Yeah it's handwired, but handwired at the expensive of cheap labor in China so.. I don't see why it should be $800.