#1
The VR is the hybrid-valve reactor version of the AC15, and the C1 is the full tube amp.
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My current amp is a Vox Mini 3

My Situation
- 16 year old, and broke, so it's going to take me 2 months to get the VRor 4 months for the C1
- Going to college in two years, so idk if I can keep my amp for longer than 2 years
- This amp is going to be for home use only and not gigging
- I need an amp that sounds great at lower volumes, since my parents get mad when I blast it
- I also want an amp that blows my Vox MINI 3 out of the water in sound quality
#2
how quietly exactly do you have to play? I'd go all tube in most situations, but having to play at whisper volume might qualify as one of those situations where tube might not be best.

that being said, even solid state and modelling amps often sound better when turned up a bit (i have a mini3 too and it's the same ). I haven't tried the VR (or the newer version of the ac15c1), by the way.

The other thing is, you could always take your mini3 with you to college. so that might be worth bearing in mind.

also, if you like the vox ac settings on the mini3, i think they sound best. that doesn't necessarily mean you'll prefer a vox tube amp to other tube amps. if you haven't tried a bunch of different tube amps, i'd do that before buying anything.
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#3
What about the lil Vox AC4? Seems like it'd be perfect for you. Or, if you want something bigger, the lil Night Train is a pretty cool amp. I'd take the C1 over the VR all day long at new prices.

Another amp to look into is the VT series. Very versatile amp for low to moderate gain tones and cheaper yet better sounds than the VR, imo
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#4
I own the vox 40VT+, let me tell you, It's simply awsome!!!
for a bit less money the 20+ is also a great amp just a little less power. it is tube but has a power limiter. this allows you to play very low and still make to tube hum. also sounds great through headphones
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I own the vox 40VT+, let me tell you, It's simply awsome!!!
for a bit less money the 20+ is also a great amp just a little less power. it is tube but has a power limiter. this allows you to play very low and still make to tube hum. also sounds great through headphones

I've heard the tube in the VT is a gimmick and I think I may have to agree. The tube doesn't do much if anything. They are great sounding amps though. Outright impressive when you factor in how cheap they are.
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#7
Can't say if the VT's tube is a gimmick or not other than working on the theory that if they put it in there, it must do something.

For what its worth, I'd rather have the VT over the VR purely because of it's versatility, but if you can find a way to afford the real tube version, it will be worth it in the long run. Definitely try a few others to see if the Vox is definitely what you want though.
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It is doing something, whether or not it's doing anything worthwhile is another question entirely. The AC15 was definitely a better choice regardless.
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