Originally Posted by DerekJ
Hi warmtone, welcome to this board. Question, which is a better deal, a JET CITY for $600 or a Top Hat Club Royale for $747 (as recently seen on ebay). Let's say you could only take one to a desert island for a long time. Which would you take?
Example A: Jet City JCA2112RC Amp Demo Clean and Dirty - YouTube
Example B: Champions of Chime - Top Hat Amps Club Royale - YouTube
One is mass produced in China, with as many corners cut as possible.
The other is hand built in the US with an optimal selection of premium parts, manufactured by a craftsman who has built hundreds of amps, enlarging the Vox/Matchless concept to, as far as I can tell, its fullest capacity.
If we're talking low wattage combos that top hat wins mind you I've seen some nice 60 watt combos by Germany Hughes and kitchener for 900 at long and mcquaide. That top hat is still pretty awesome