In 2010, Vox announced the introduction of the AC1RV "Rhythm Vox" amplifier. The AC1RV expanded on the features of the original AC-1.
Like the original AC-1, the AC1RV features a detailed plastic case, volume, cut, and gain controls with chicken head knobs, two 3" speakers, and one watt of output power. New for the AC1RV was the addition of a "clean/overdrive" switch.
A guitar tuner function in included to help the musician to properly tune the "E" string to proper pitch, but the other strings must be tuned by ear.
An input jack is also provided to connect an MP3 or CD player to the amp.
The AC1RV also includes a "drum box." A rotary control is used to select from one of ten different drum genres. A "Variation" button allows the selection of six different drum patterns from each of the ten genres. A total of 60 unique drum patterns are available. A "Start/Stop" button turns the rhythm section on and off.
Six complete drum arrangements or "songs" are also programmed into the AC1RV, bringing the total number of drum programs in the amp to 66.
The AC1RV is powered by six AA batteries. Vox indicates that battery life should be about 26 hours.
Output Power: 1 watt
Channel One: One input, one volume, one gain, one tone, clean/overdrive switch.
Speaker(s): Two Vox Mini 3" Speakers
Size: 6.5" W x 4 7/8" H x 2 5/8" D
Accessories: 60 inique preset Rhythm patterns, 6 complete drum arrangements.