NAD: Vox AC4

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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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codedog wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 4:08 pm
I just noticed something I could not recall from the first time I had this amp. It needs the volume at a certain level for the gain to overdrive. I think I said that he right way. It feels like the preamp does different things depending on the power amp. I hope that makes sense. Does yours do the same thing?
I set the volume wide open and forget it. Treble and bass define the tone and eq, gain determines how much dirt appears when I dig in. My playing style is fingerpicking so it's set up that a light touch plays clean and things get dirtier as I get more heavy handed.

With a 12', you're going to upset the neighbours but give it a try, the amp seems to make sense used like that.

Then again, your guitar has a volume........ :D
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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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Slowy wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 3:36 pm
codedog wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 2:30 pm
Bg wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 1:51 pm Jensen alnico 10” are the sweetest fruit
I made the mistake of looking at alnico speaker prices. Yikes!!
My thought, 'I should put a 10" Blue in here..." proved very fleeting! :rofl:
They did well with the stock cheap celestions, I've heard a blue in an AC10 and it sounded shit to my ears :rofl: the stock speaker is just perfectly matched for the tones I want!

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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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jeremyb wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 4:40 pm
Slowy wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 3:36 pm
codedog wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 2:30 pm

I made the mistake of looking at alnico speaker prices. Yikes!!
My thought, 'I should put a 10" Blue in here..." proved very fleeting! :rofl:
They did well with the stock cheap celestions, I've heard a blue in an AC10 and it sounded shit to my ears :rofl: the stock speaker is just perfectly matched for the tones I want!
https://www.livesound.co.nz/products/ce ... -greenback

Don't know if I'd call the stock speaker 'cheap'...
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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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codedog wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 2:30 pm
Bg wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 1:51 pm Jensen alnico 10” are the sweetest fruit
I made the mistake of looking at alnico speaker prices. Yikes!!
You're doing it wrong... Jensen P10r alnico, landed for $172 of your new zealand dollars.
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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Slowy wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 9:09 pm
jeremyb wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 4:40 pm
Slowy wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 3:36 pm

My thought, 'I should put a 10" Blue in here..." proved very fleeting! :rofl:
They did well with the stock cheap celestions, I've heard a blue in an AC10 and it sounded shit to my ears :rofl: the stock speaker is just perfectly matched for the tones I want!
https://www.livesound.co.nz/products/ce ... -greenback

Don't know if I'd call the stock speaker 'cheap'...
Does yours have a greenback in it???

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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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jeremyb wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 9:46 pm
Slowy wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 9:09 pm
jeremyb wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 4:40 pm

They did well with the stock cheap celestions, I've heard a blue in an AC10 and it sounded shit to my ears :rofl: the stock speaker is just perfectly matched for the tones I want!
https://www.livesound.co.nz/products/ce ... -greenback

Don't know if I'd call the stock speaker 'cheap'...
Does yours have a greenback in it???
As per the link; yep.
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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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Maybe it’s the power amp tubes doing their sizzle? I would be surprised if they’re class A in this setup?
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