I ordered this from Sweetwater and found it on my porch the NEXT DAY! I have an AC15C1 that I got in April, and I thought that amp was by far the most articulate thing I'd ever played through. I have a collection of Marshalls and Fenders, but as of late, I've been more interested in the crunch sound, and have been dropping the gain in my tone considerably. This is a function of playing a Vox. If your a metal guy, then this is not your kind of amp. If you like a sound that is sonically widespread, meaning full of deep bass, throaty midrange, and effervescent highs, then you probably know all about Vox already.
Anyway, this amp (with the alnico Blue) can produce a rich sound unlike any other. the 2 channels are very different, with the normal being much cleaner. The top boost can cover any rock tone through AC/DC. I don't really need the tonal bypass, as it injects too much gain for my taste. The 1/2 power switch allows more output tube distortion, and can make the volume manageable. The Master bypass is great, but this amp can still get loud enough to summon the local boys in blue to your door.
If it was lost or stolen, I'd buy another the next day. If my house was on fire, I'd grab this amp and let the whole lot of my others burn. I don't say that lightly, but if you like the Vox sound, you will certainly be elated to have this amp. There are no let-downs here, so whether you like the Beatles tone, or AC/DC, you can get it all.
Unfortunately, this amp so outclasses my old AC15C1, I will probably just put that one in storage. In terms of sound, that amp sounds so much thinner. I wouldn't have ever suspected that until I got this amp.
Again, if you like anything whatsoever about Vox tone, then this amp will be your new best friend.