I've used AC30s and AC15s. They are great amps but were too loud for my dwellings. I've never tried the AC10C1 but if I did, I would pair it with a Celestion alnico speaker to get an authentic/vintage VOX sound. The AC4HW1 with Celestion Blue is perfect for me. I don't use a compressor anymore. Nor do I want to engage a master volume when I play clean.