Vox AC30CH 30-watt Tube Head

30-watt 2-channel All-tube Guitar Amplifier Head with Tremolo, Reverb, and Reactive Attenuator
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Iconic Amp Head with Built-in Attenuator

The Vox AC30CH delivers the classic chime and complex grind that has made the brand famous. This 30-watt design was one of the first to define the British sound and continues to be used on stages and in studios around the world. The AC30CH's 30-watt output offers manageable volume in a live environment while still being able to get above the band. And the onboard reactive attenuator offers that same sound and feel down to bedroom levels. Grab this AC30CH when you want all that's great about a Vox in a versatile amp head.

Vox AC30CH Electric Guitar Amplifier Head at a Glance:
  • One of the proudest lineages in guitar amplification
  • Power and preamps
  • Vox reactive attenuator
One of the proudest lineages in guitar amplification

The AC30CH's circuit is among the most recorded amplifiers in history because of the chime and sparkle it delivers. It's because of this sound that Vox amplification has been a staple for guitarists since their introduction. The British Invasion rocketed the company to prominence in the 1960s, and their amplifiers have backed such high-profile players as The Edge, Brian May, Tom Petty, and John Scofield. This Vox AC30CH will never go out of style because of the number of players still depending on its design.

Power and preamps

The combination of the Vox AC30CH's Class A, EL84-driven power amp and its Top Boost preamp gives the amp its iconic sound. The famed Top Boost section adds sonic control and high-end detail to your guitar sound. A 30-watt power section sounds full and driven onstage or in the studio, cutting through the mix without dominating the other instruments. And Sweetwater guitarists agree that Vox's AC circuit is one of the best for taking any variety of favorite effects pedals.

Vox reactive attenuator

Older Vox AC30s have always had a great sound. But to get the breakup that many players love, you had to crank them to live performance volumes. But Vox's reactive attenuator on the AC30CH amp head lets you have that same glassy attack at bedroom volume levels. The reactive load works with your speaker to ensure you're getting the same sound as you would with a loud amplifier. And with settings at 30, 3, and 0.3 watts, finding the perfect balance for your use couldn't be easier.

Vox AC30CH Electric Guitar Amplifier Features:
  • Legendary 30-watt British guitar amplifier head
  • Normal and Top Boost channels
  • Built-in tremolo and spring reverb
  • EL84 power delivers the chime
  • Reactive attenuator for quiet performance
The AC30CH is the perfect amp head for AC30 die-hards.

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Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 30W/3W/0.3W
Effects Tremolo
Reverb Yes
EQ 2-band EQ
Power Tubes 4 x EL84
Inputs 4 x 1/4" (high/low normal, high/low top boost)
Outputs 2 x 1/4" (8/16 ohms)
Effects Loop Yes
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 11.18"
Width 27.76"
Depth 10.47"
Weight 41.48 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number AC30CH

Customer Reviews

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Great amp!

I've always wanted an AC30, and I must say I'm very happy with this amp. It sounds fantastic on both channels and sounds great with either my SG or my Strat. It has no problem getting that "Vox chime" and can get some surprisingly heavy tones too. It is a very loud amp, but thanks to the built in attenuator you can still get great tones at a more home friendly volume. If you are a fan of the Vox sound don't hesitate to get one of these amps. You won't be disappointed.

VOX AC 30 head

Very nice amp. I have a few and this rates up there with the best. Solid build and a nice predictable solid sound. Reverb and trem are both very usable.3W setting works well. It will disappoint if you start on 30W and drop to 3W. But start the evening on 3W and it sounds just fine! I typically run a pretty clean sound and use pedals to grit it up, however, the gain can be driven to get a good overdrive sound at reasonable levels.I like amps with minimal knobs for ease of use, but there are times when you need to shape the sound of your guitar and this amp does that easily and effectively.Tolex, beading, fit n finish and knob feel etc is all very good. Wish the crappy gold logo was made of something a bit nicer!
Music background: My records are sealed

Love it!

I don't really consider myself a Vox guy, I'm not obsessed with searching for Brian Mays tone, or sounding like the early Beatles. I was just looking for a fair priced tube amp that offered decent cleans, and was separated between a head and a cab. My two final choices were this AC30CH, or the Fender Supersonic. I couldn't swing the price of both the head and cab of the super sonic (even though I love the cleans!) so I went with this AC30. I'm glad I did, the cleans sound great, and it's very easy to get some nice tube break up (distortion) without having to crank it up so loud everyone hears me. The only things I dislike about this amp is I wish they added some more tone controls!
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