At the heart of this new amplifier is an EF86 Pentode valve circuit (circa 1960) in the preamp channel combined with the 1963 Top Boost channel, which are then coupled with VOX's modern tone shaping control enhancements. The result, say VOX, is an amp that provides natural overdrive, creamy distortion and a palette of tonal colors that are among the finest ever offered by the company. Aesthetically, the Head and Cab both feature the VOX vintage "TV Front" style cabinet, pre-1960 logo placement and a vintage inspired cream vinyl covering.
Two channels (Ch 1-EF86, Ch 2-Top Boost), each with two traditionally-wired inputs that have a 6 dB difference in gain between them, drive a Celestion AlNiCo "Blue" 12-inch speaker housed in a separate, matching speaker cab. The tube complement is made up of 1 x EF86, 3 x ECC83/12AX7, 2 x EL84 and 1 x EZ81 (rectifier).
New, flexible tone-shaping enhancements have been added for the modern guitarist:
Pricing and Availability:
The handwired VOX Heritage Collection AC15HTVH Head and V112HTV Cabinet will be available in July 2007 with pricing to be announced shortly.