I've been looking for a Vox-ish amp for a while now. I was considering ValveTech, TopHat, Gabriel, 65 Amps, Dr.Z, Vox Heritage, etc. While searching eBay I stumbled upon an AC15 clone built by some anonymous person. I read the description and it looked like a nice amp, all top notch components. So, for the hell of it, I emailed the seller asking many specific questions. He sent a detailed, thoughtful reply and ultimately convinced me to buy. He's an engineer for GM and builds 3 or 4 amps a year as a hobby and to make a little cash on the side. As luck would have it he lives near me and he agreed to deliver the amp. Very cool guy. Long story longer: I get the amp home, hook it up and I'm blown away. It's super quiet, the cleans are gorgeous and the distortion is absolutely righteous! The low end on this thing is amazing, full and tight. It does not sound like a low wattage amp. The tone controls work really well too, very flexible. Killer amp by any standard, boutique or otherwise. How much? $700 Here's the specs, copied from his auction: The Specs [*]Input : Hi & Lo Impedance Inputs [*]Output: Approximately 15-18 watts, Cathode Biased [*]Output Tubes: Matched Pair of JJ EL84’s [*]Preamp Tubes: (1) JJ EF86 (or Phillips E80F), (1) JJ 12AX7 [*]Rectifier: (1) NOS Amperex EZ81 [*]Controls: Volume, Gain, Tone, Contour, Cut [*]Speaker Output: Dual Speaker Outputs (4/8/16 ohm selectable) [*]Fuse: 3 Amp Slo-Blo The Build Transformers: [*]Power: Heyboer Power Transformer (285-0-285) [*]Output: Mercury Magnetics Tone Clone (VXo-15A-M) Military grade potentiometers Cliff jacks (input & speaker output) Ceramic tube bases Orange Drop PS Series Caps Sprague Atom & F&T filter caps Carling brand On/Off, Standby 20g gauge solid core Vintage-Style cloth-covered wire Custom laser engraved face plate Rigid aluminum chassis And here's the amp, complete with temporary head cab: Either this guy is a genius or I've totally underestimated how easy it is to build a great amp. I am inspired. I think I'm going to take a stab at building my own some day soon. Sorry for the long post. I just feel pretty lucky for finding such a great amp for so little money.