This amp is in very nice condition for its age, with some light tolex wear on the corners/back edge and a few scuffs throughout. From Vox:
The Vox AC15 Heritage takes you on a magical history tour of classic Vox tone, with hand-wired quality and beautiful looks. By pairing the venerable EF86 preamp channel from 1958 with 1963's Top Boost channel, Vox gives makes the AC15 Heritage Head a tonal trip through their golden age. Plus, you get some modern amenities, such as bass and treble controls, half-power switch, and output impedance selector.
Two great preamp channels in one package
Channel 1 of the Vox AC15 Heritage is the EF86 Preamp channel, and features two inputs wired for 6dB gain difference between them. A two-position Bass Shift switch is included, with position 1 voiced to the original vintage-correct bass response, and position 2 voiced to tighten the bass response and reduce any muddiness during high volume use. The three-position Brilliance switch provides flat response when in the off position. Position 1 is a new position voiced like the early AC30 "Treble" amps, while position 2 is the original brilliance circuit, which acts as a dramatic bass cut. The EF86 Mode switch re-configures the EF86 valve from Pentode mode to Triode mode. Triode mode will give a lower gain tone with higher headroom. Pentode mode is the famed original mode and has a very sweet high gain tone with less headroom.
Channel 2 is the Top Boost preamp channel. Like Channel 1, this channel includes two inputs wired with a 6dB gain difference between them. The Treble and Bass controls are from the 1963 Top Boost circuit and are extremely interactive. Very minor adjustments of these controls can yield dramatic changes in tone color. And true to Vox form is the Top Cut control, which cuts highs from either channel as it's turned up.
Classic vintage looks, modern touches
An O/P Switch adds even more flexibility to the AC15. This switch changes the power output valves from Pentode mode, which is the normal operating mode of the power amplifier, to Triode mode, halving the power output to 7.5 watts and at the same time offering smoother tonal characteristics. Meanwhile, great care and research went into the cosmetics for this special amplifier, which perfectly blends authentic vintage styling with contemporary attributes. These touches include vintage "TV Front" cabinetry, pre-1960 logo placement, and vintage-inspired cream vinyl covering.
Vox AC15 Heritage Handwired Guitar Amplifier Features:
- Power output: 15 watts RMS into 8 or 16 ohm loudspeaker load selectable via rear panel switch
- Tubes: 1 x EF86, 3 x ECC83/12AX7, 2 x EL84, 1 x EZ81 (rectifier)
- EF86 preamp channel
- Top Boost preamp channel
- Vintage-inspired cream vinyl covering
- 12" Alnico Blue speaker