Wow all, shortly after my wife gave birth to Moritz, I bought a small Vox AC-4 TV, brand new here in Germany. Last weekend, I finally had the chance of trying it with my SSLVO, my 125th Annie, my Palo Escrito Tele and my 72 Tele. I compared it to my Champ 600. 1) Sound The Vox gives a authentic 60's tone - Very british, chimey in the highs and rather stiff at the bottom. Compared to the Champ, the Vox is brighter giving more feel to the G-B-E-strings but losing some sweetness on the lower 3 strings., which the Champ is good at. Attenuated from 4W to 1W or even 0.25W you receive much more headroom. The amp overdrives really at bedroom levels. The overdrive is not comparable to the Champ. The sound receives much more overtones than with the champ, which has to be cranked up all the way to get overdriven. That is not really at bedroom level. I tried to rebuild the sound on the champ and I came close using an 170 Euro Fulltone OCD with a clean Champ setup. 2) Levels Wow - The Vox might compete with a drum set, something you won't try with the Champ. With it's 10" Celestion Speaker he really has balls, if you like. But you must not, you receive your sound at low levels, too. 3) Components Fender uses a cheap 6" speaker. I modded one of mine with a Jensen, but that didn't pay off. I might try a Weber. The Vox has a special 10" Celestion speaker. A whole different world. 4) workmanship I was really astonished - I just openend the Vox, and I have seen the Champ before. The Champ is dirt cheap: pressboard with evidences the litter they have used to make it, aluminum foil for shielding. The Vox instead looks fantastic inside. Not like a handwired one, of course, but for 249 Euro really a perfect craftmenship and good components. I attach a picture below, just be amazed. 4) Appearance The Vox is built like the heritage series of Vox: White rough Tolex. It perfectly fits the sound, I think. The Toles is wrapped perfectly around, into the last tiny edge. The Champ is period correct two-tone with a soft Tolex. Once you remove it as I did before, you'll find masses of smelling glue. X) Final: I basically prefer the sweetness of the Champ over the Vox, but I could not decide which one to give away once I must. The Champ is good with the Tele's but a bit clumsy with the Gretsch's, especially with the Annie (TV Magnatrons I believe). The SSLVO is jazzy with the Champ. Champ stays clean until level 6-7 of 10 The Vox is other way round: It's too harsh with Teles, but excellent with Gretsch. With TV Jones, it is hard to keep the Vox clean, though. Too much output. You only stay clean at really low levels, approx. 2-3 of 10.