I tested the Vox AC30 but I don't know the exact model. I tested the Fender HRD410, I have no doubt the AC30 sound much better clean. But the HRD410 is no dog and it has channel switching and good distortion. I believe the AC30 use 4 EL84 so you can remove a pair and get 15W.
If I were to do it, I'll get the AC30 and another amp like a small Marshall or a Cheap Fender Blues Jr. and use a pedal to route the guitar to different amps for clean and distortion. But that's just me. Point is I want my distortion to be cranked, not cascade gain.