Marshall DSL20CR 20-Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier Combo
The Marshall DSL20CR 20-Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier Combo offers coveted Dual Super Lead tones in a compact and easily transportable unit. From clean to heavily overdriven tones, the DSL has achieved legendary status for its versatile yet consistently smooth output. Boasting an array of modern appointments that includes studio quality digital reverb, an effects loop, and power reduction control, the DSL20CR is perfect for any situation from the bedroom to the stage.
Classic Marshall tones
The DSL20CR boasts an all-valve setup, which acts as an all-powerful engine that breathes life into your tones. The pre-amp consists of three ECC83 valves, which work seamlessly to produce a massive amount of energy. The power amp section has a single ECC83 valve paired with a pair of EL34s. The result is a rapturous output that is perfect for hitting the club circuit with.
For times when 20-Watts is just a little more output than you need, Marshall have installed a useful power reduction switch that drops the output level to a more manageable 10-Watts. Therefore, you can still overdrive the amps without resorting to deafening volume levels. Taking signal control even further, there is a 3.5mm jack output that allows you to practise in silence via headphones or take a direct recording output with studio cabinet emulation crafted by the genius crew at Softube.
The classic gold front control panel sets out a range of easily accessible tone-shaping options. The single instrument input sits next to the Classic Gain controls with corresponding Gain and Volume dials. The classic gain circuit offers the coveted JCM800 tones that so many legends have taken advantage of. Hit the channel select button to access the Ultra-Gain circuit, which allows you to ramp up your tones to brutal levels of overdrive.
Both channels share the passive EQ section, with Bass/Middle/Treble controls on hand that allow you to shape your EQ with incredible precision. The corresponding Tone Shift button reconfigures the pre-amp mid frequencies when activated, making it perfect for metal styles, and a great addition to this high gain monster. The DSL20CR benefits from Presence and Resonance controls, which allow you to attenuate the higher and lower frequency content of your tone independent of the EQ, so that you can further shape and enhance your tone.
Rear panel connectivity
Across the rear panel you'll find a selection of connections that open the amp. As well as speaker cabinet outputs for 16 and 8 Ohm loads, you'll find an FX Loop Send and Return for connecting external FX processors. The Emulated-Out jack provides a line level output for headphones or connecting to a mixer. The emulated output has been designed using Softube-designed studio cab emulation. You can rest assured that your headphone/recording signal offers the utmost fidelity for practise or recording.
The Marshall DSL20CR Combo is equipped with a Celestion Seventy 80 speaker, which is a mighty 12-inch that perfectly accommodates the extended frequency range of the amplifier. Whether you want tightly controlled glassy cleans or all-out chaotic overdriven tones, you can rest assured that the Celestion Seventy-80 will dutifully oblige.
Classic Marshall design
The Marshall DSL20CR 20-Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier Combo adheres to the classic black and gold Marshall design we've all come to know and love. The solid enclosure is covered in hardwearing black tolex and black corner braces. The gold front panel complements the brilliant white Marshall logo.