The Vox AC50 Classic Plus 50W head is an EL34-powered line up that marries the classic VOX tone and chime of rock and roll legend with a versatile high-gain channel that does it all -- from the '50s to tomorrow.
Component layout AC30 power supply and output stages.27.
Thanks to the Stephen Grosvenor for assembling and sharing the info, as well as drawing up the excellent layouts.
Main schematic of the very first Jennings AC30 1959.13.
Component layout AC30/6 (integral top boost) pre-amp stages.24.
Since then, the AC30 has remained the choice of the world’s most accomplished artists who have come to rely on its unique voice to amplify theirs.
Available models: AC30C2: 30 Watts, 2 x 12" Celestion G12M Greenback Speakers AC30C2X: 30 Watts, 2 x 12" Celestion Alnico Blue Speakers VOX AC30C2 Custom Specifications Output Power: 30 Watts RMS into 16 Ohms Speaker: 2 x 12" 8 ohm Celestion G12M Greenback Inputs: Normal input jack (high and low), Top Boost input jack (high and low), FX RETURN jack, Footswitch jack Outputs: External loudspeaker jack, Extension loudspeaker jack, FX SEND jack Dimensions (W x D x H): 702 x 265 x 556 mm / 27.64 x 10.43 x 21.89 inches Weight: 32.2 kg / 70.99 lbs.
I do need to actually play and listen to it on my own.
I just saw it pop up on craigslist and it peaked my interest. The new Vox AC50 not only doesn't sound like an AC30, it doesn't sound like the old Vox AC50. That being said, I've played through it and liked the way it sounded, fairly raw and organic.
GRILLES - In 1958 the original grille cloth was brown latticed however a plain cloth is known to exist.
The brown latticed covering was in use until 1964 when it was changed to black latticed. CONTROL PANELS - The original Vox control panel was black with gold legend. In 1960, the panel was changed to a copper and this lasted until 1964.
Cosmetics and a niche for looking at Vox amps is the best way to date amps so far. There have been some models found in 19 that had black, red or blue samples.