The Marshall DSL40CR 40W Valve Combo is a powerful amplifier that delivers a full assortment of features for use on stage and in the studio. It is loaded with EL34 valves for an organic and responsive sound and feel. The amplifier has 2 gain modes (Classic and Ultra) which each have 2 modes, effectively giving you 4 channels of versatile gain levels. This will let you shape every sound imaginable; from clean tones through to edge-of-breakup sounds and onto full-on saturation lead sounds. The DSL40CR has a full range of EQ with independent presence and resonance controls to match the acoustics of the room. It also has a built-in reverb with independent levels across the two gain modes. 2 separate master volumes add the ability to create a solo level sound for instant volume boosts, accessible via the footswitch. The DSL40CR also has a switchable output power setting meaning you can get the same great valve tone at a lower volume. A separate direct output also gives access to Softube emulation, letting you can get the sound of a professionally mic'd up cabinet simply by running a cable between the amp and a mixing desk/recording device. The DSL40CR is an all-encompassing amplifier that represents a new standard in gigging and recording amplifiers. The new Softube emulations make it an even more potent tool, and it should easily adapt to many different musical situations.
Powerful Stage Tone
The Marshall DSL40CR is a 40 watt valve combo driven by EL34 valves for that classic Marshall 'British' tone. This amp goes beyond most rock amplifiers, and has 4 available gain settings to choose from, instantly switchable via a footswitch. With the 40 watts of valve power and 4 channels, this amplifier is a powerful and versatile unit that would make a great amp for the stage, studio or rehearsal room. Power level control and an emulated output provide modern touches that make the DSL40CR even more versatile.
4 Gain Levels :
The Marshall DSL40CR has two switchable channels with independent gain and volume levels. Each channel has two voices, meaning you have access to 4 gain modes and a huge variety of overdrive levels. This can create crystal clean sounds, vintage edge-of-breakup tones, crunch rhythm sounds, and full-on saturation for solos and rock/metal riffing. These 4 modes provide a great deal of versatility and make the DSL40CR the ideal live performance amp, where you need every tone available at the click of a switch.
Sculpt Your Sound :
The DSL40CR has a versatile 3-band EQ (improved for 2018) with independent presence and resonance controls to match your guitar tonality and room acoustics. The amp also has a reverb circuit with independent channel level control. The master volume is split into 2 levels that you can preset for a boost during solos.
These functions let you sculpt your tone and perform on stage with just your guitar and amp stand-alone. The reverb adds a lush ambience, the EQ shapes your sound, the 4 gain levels cover every overdrive tone, and the switchable volume levels give you a solo boost: besides a possible few choice effects pedals, there really isn't much more you need for live performance.
Varied Volume :
The DSL40 uses EL34 valves to drive a Celestion V-Type speaker for a powerful projection on stage, with an assertive tone that will be heard over your band. Should the volume level be too much, the high and low power settings let you optimise the output power. Marshall has developed this technology so that, rather than removing valves from the output (as is traditional in low-power modes), the DSL40 fully optimises and reduces the output to every valve. This means you're left with the same organic and natural valve tone, just at a reduced level.
Softube Emulation :
Marshall's partnership with software developers Softube has led to the DSL range being equipped with Softube emulation technology. This gives you a direct connection to the amplifier, which sends out the sound of a professionally mic'd Marshall 1960 cabinet. This signal can be used to send your tone directly to a mixing desk for a no-fuss and consistently great sound to use at a gig. The Softube output also makes recording a simple-task, when you can be guaranteed of a fantastic cabinet sound without having to worry about microphone placement and room acoustics.
The DSL40CR's range of features make it the ideal amplifier for rehearsals, gigs, studio use, and for home recording. In all applications, the DSL40 will deliver a quality Marshall valve tone, inspiring you to make music.
40 watts of power created by EL34 valves
Celestion V-type speaker
2 channels, each with 2 modes for a total of 4 switchable gain levels
High and low power settings
Dedicated presence and resonance controls
Softube emulated output with the sound of a professionally mic'd Marshall 1960 cabinet
Type: Valve Combo
Power: 40 Watts
Power Valves: EL 34
Speaker: Celestion V-Type
Controls: Classic Gain: Gain/Volume, Ultra Gain: Gain/Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Tone Shift, Presence,m Resonance, Reverb: Classic/Ultra, Master 1, Master 2, Master Select
Direct Out: Softube emulated