The AC15C1 replaced the AC15CC1 in January 2010. The AC15C1 is produced by Vox in China.
The AC15C1RD, released in 2010, was a limited edition amp that was based on the AC15C1 but covered in red basket weave vinyl. US distribution was limited to 200 pieces.
The AC15C1 is a true two channel amp. Each channel has one input. The first channel incorporates the preamp circuitry from the original AC-30 "Normal" amp while the second channel featured the Vox AC-30 "Top Boost" circuit. Three ECC83 tubes power the preamp.
The AC15C1 also has tremolo and a spring based reverb.
The AC15C1 cabinet is completely constructed of MDF (medium density fiber board, or particle board).
North Coast Music offers a 13 ply baltic birch baffle board upgrade for the AC15C1 (black vinyl amp version only) as an extra cost option.
The power amp has two cathode biased EL-84 tubes producing 15 watts RMS.
Tube replacement no longers requires that the amp chassis be removed from the cabinet. Removing the upper rear back panel exposes three ECC83 and two EL-84 tubes for easy exchange (see photo at left).
A 16 ohm 12" Celestion Greenback speaker is mounted in the open backed enclosure. Vox has decided to not offer this amp with the Vox/Celestion Blue Alnico speaker at this time. Jacks for extension speakers and for an optional remote foot switch are mounted on the upper back panel. of the amp.