New Marshall: Class 5 Head

Bubbletonic

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I don't know if there's a thread anywhere else on this already, but this just turned up: Class 5 Head, should be getting announced at NAMM by the looks of it.

Marshall Class 5 Guitar Valve Amp Head | DV247



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"13/01/2011

Marshall have updated their flagship small tube amplifier - the Marshall Class 5 - and are now releasing a Class 5 MK2 with improved internal components, and a more home-friendly design.

The Class 5 MKII now features a "low volume" output switch - as even 5w is very loud for home use. That means, you can now

Additional internal improvements to the Class 5 have been made. Marshall have assured customers that the price rise that accompanies the transition between the Class 5 MkI and Class5 MkII is worth it as you have a more versatile amp that is built for home use, rehearsals and gigging.

Also new from Marshall in the Class 5 range - a Class 5 Head & Cab. The Marshall C5H Class 5 Head has the same features as the combo and can be paired up with a Marshall C212 2x12 cabinet or a number of other Marshall cabs

The Class 5 MKII combo, head and cabs will be available from Andertons very soon and you can preorder by clicking the links below

Marshall Class 5 MKII Valve 1x12" Combo Amplifier (coming soon)
Marshall Class 5 Head C5H (coming soon)
Marshall Class 5 2x12 Cabinet C212 (coming soon)"
NAMM 2011: Marshall Announce Class 5 Mark II Amplifier and Class 5 Head

 

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I was all ready to buy the combo a few months ago but was certain they would have to make a head... just last night I was talking to someone about how they have no reason not to, it doesn't step on the toes of any of their other amps so it's just money waiting to be made, especially if they want to compete. Also.. no speaker = no rattle. I'll be in line for this. Well, if it has 16 ohm out so I can run it through my 4x12 I'll be in line =]
 

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If it had a master volume it might creep in on the Haze 15 head territory. I know to most people on this forum they're totally different animals, but to just someone reading a spec sheet...

Then again all the competition out there against this amp comes with a master volume... maybe marshall think it's a unique selling point. I tried out the combo in a store and got told to well.. stop, as it was a 'little' loud, which would have been fair enough if the store was busy, but it wasn't haha. Got a feel for the amp though and I'll be very interested in this when it comes out. One would hope it'll be cheaper than the combo too as there is no speaker and the whole thing is smaller / less materials.
 

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I had been hoping they would do this but am not entirely sure I will buy one. I love the sound of a Class 5 but they are ridiculously loud and am thinking I will replace my Class 5 combo with something that has a master volume. I wonder how much it would cost to have a master volume added to one of these?

I'm betting Marshall is going to seel bucketloads of these though.
 

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I wonder how soon after NAMM we'll see these in stores?
 

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Very cool! Should be in the $299 price range. I've heard the Class 5 through a 12" cab with an old celestion speaker and it sounded much better than through the stock 10"...IMO.
 

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I thought this thread would have generated a lot more interest than it seems to have done by now. Oh well. :slash:
 

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I thought this thread would have generated a lot more interest than it seems to have done by now. Oh well. :slash:
People might be ignoring the thread because there were so many threads over the last few months speculating about these that they might think this thread is just another one of those.
 

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sad they dont have a master volume
 

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from what I have read they have a pretty early break up. Being an EL84 amp, I would think even without a master there is a very early break up. You have to understand, most guys don't play at whisper quiet volumes. My Ceriatone Champ clone is a 5 watter and has no master, and even cranked to 7 on the dial, I get great breakup at a pretty reasonable volume.
 

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from what I have read they have a pretty early break up. Being an EL84 amp, I would think even without a master there is a very early break up. You have to understand, most guys don't play at whisper quiet volumes. My Ceriatone Champ clone is a 5 watter and has no master, and even cranked to 7 on the dial, I get great breakup at a pretty reasonable volume.
they do break up around "noon" on the dial, but that is still quite loud (as far as the amp goes) there is more volume increase from 0-5 than there is from 5-10.

I'm all about the attenuator, me thinks alot of you are missing out :cool:
 

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The Hiwatt 7W has a master. It's probably only a few bucks more expensive!

 


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