Marshall Amplification DSL40CR 2-Channel Valve Combo Amplifier with Variable Output (40W)

Marshall Amplification DSL40CR 2-Channel Valve Combo Amplifier with Variable Output (40W)

Marshall Amplification DSL40CR 2-Channel Valve Combo Amplifier with Variable Output (40W)

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Product Highlights

  • Classic Gain & Ultra Gain Channels
  • Front-Panel Output Switch (40 or 20W)
  • 4 ECC83 Tubes & 2 EL34 Tubes
  • Volume & Gain for Each Channel
  • Mode Switches for Each Channel
  • 2 Knobs & 1 Button for Master Volume
  • 3-Knob Tone Stack
  • Resonance and Presence Controls
  • Digital Spring Reverb
  • Footswitch Controller Included
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Marshall Amplification DSL40CR overview

  • 1Description

Representing the next iteration in the company's DSL line the Marshall Amplification DSL40CR is a 6-valve combo amplifier for electric guitar. It features a single 12" Celestion V-Type speaker, two channels with separate controls for volume and gain, a comprehensive equalization section, and channel-independent reverb. The Dual Super Lead (DSL) offers two channels, Classic Gain, and Ultra Gain, each with dual mode settings to provide a wide palette of classic Marshall tones.

Though the amplifier offers many of the same features that made the previous model so popular—most notably, switchable channels with two modes apiece, as well as dual reverb controls—this amplifier improves upon the design of the DSL40C in several ways.

Most prominently, this combo amp gives you two independent master volume knobs, so you can choose between two different overall volumes on the stage. This is quite useful for soloing or for lead breaks where you might want to be a little bit louder. By means of a separately available six-button footswitch, you can change your volume with the tap of your toe.

MIDI connectivity has also been added, allowing you to integrate the amplifier with your MIDI-enabled gear or MIDI switchers. The power-reduction switch has also received an upgrade. Whereas the previous model sported a back-panel selector that flipped between pentode and triode operation, the DSL40CR boasts a front-panel rocker switch that works directly with the transformer, rather than the tubes. Thus, when you switch from 40W to 20W, you'll experience no shift in tone.

Other differences include the addition of more 1/4" outputs supporting various impedances. You can make this amplifier work with 16-, 8-, or 4-Ohms cabinet. An emulated output offers a cabinet simulation design by Softube, and can be used in recording scenarios. You'll note the switchable FX loop, as well as an auxiliary input.

Tonally, this amplifier is similar to the previous model, with a wide array of classic Marshall timbres on hand. Another key difference, however, is the look of the DSL40CR. With elephant-grade tolex employed in its construction, you'll find it resembles classic British-built Marshall combos. The DSL40CR ships with a power cord and a dual footswitch for Classic/Ultra channel selection and reverb on/off. 

Note: Please note, this amplifier comes with the PEDL-90012 footswitch. the PEDL-91016 is available separately.

2 Knobs for Master Volume
Two independent master volume functions let you bring your solo to the forefront. With the PEDL-91005 footswitch (available separately), you can change your master levels with the tap of your toe.
Switchable Output Level on Front Panel
A three-position rocker switch combines standby with high- and low-output power functions. The output stage and power control for this amplifier has been designed to deliver an even tonal performance at all power levels. The high and low output functions allow you to choose between two configurations of the internal power supply: 40W or 20W, depending on your predilections. These two configurations give the choice between two output power levels, but ensure that the output valves behave the same way for both. This means the amplifier can be put into low power mode without compromising tone.
MIDI Compatibility
The amp's features can be controlled using any MIDI equipment, so you can play this amp and different MIDI equipment at any one time.
Other Features at a Glance
  • Classic Gain (channel 1)
    • Clean and Crunch settings
    • Volume and gain controls
  • Ultra Gain (channel 2)
    • Lead 1 and Lead 2 settings
    • Volume and gain controls
  • Equalization
    • Bass
    • Middle
    • Treble
    • Presence
    • Resonance (bass boost)
    • Tone Shift Switch (mid-scoop)
  • Reverb: Digital reverb
    • 2x reverb controls for Classic and Ultra
  • Included Footswitch
    • Classic/Ultra selection
    • Reverb on/off
  • Switchable FX loop (series, send and return)
In the Box
Marshall Amplification DSL40CR 2-Channel Valve Combo Amplifier with Variable Output (40W)
  • IEC Power Cord
  • Two-Button Footswitch
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty on Parts
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty on Labor and Speaker
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty on Tubes and Footswitch
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    • 1Description

    Marshall Amplification DSL40CR specs

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    Amplifier Type Tube
    Output Power 40 W RMS
    Channels 2
    Tube Types 4 x Preamp 12AX7/ECC83
    2 x Power EL34/6CA7
    Output Impedance 16 ohms Mono
    16/8 ohms Mono
    8/4 ohms Mono
    Effects Loop Yes, Series
    Built-In Effects Digital Reverb
    Master Volume Yes

    2 independent knobs for master volume

    Inputs 1 x 1/4" Mono Instrument
    1 x 1/4" Mono Effects Return
    1 x 1/4" Stereo Footswitch
    1 x 1/8" Stereo Aux
    1 x 5-Pin DIN Series MIDI
    Outputs 1 x 1/4" Mono Effects Send
    5 x 1/4" Mono Speaker
    1 x 1/4" Mono Emulated Speaker
    Tone Section Channel 1: Bass, Channel Volume, Gain, Mid, Presence, Resonance, Tone, Treble
    Channel 2: Bass, Channel Volume, Gain, Mid, Presence, Resonance, Treble
    Speaker Section
    Speaker Inputs 1x 1/4"
    Speaker Through/Output 4x 1/4"

    1 x 1/4" output (5x in total)

    Configuration 1x 12" Speaker(s)
    Cabinet Type Straight Half-Open Mono
    Power Rating 80 W
    Input Impedance 16 ohms Mono
    Covering Tolex
    General
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 24.4 x 19.3 x 9.9" / 620.0 x 490.0 x 252.0 mm Amplifier
    Weight 50.49 lb / 22.9 kg Amplifier
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 62.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.0 x 25.0 x 14.5"

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