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Marshall AS50D 50W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp

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Marshall's AS50D is a 50-watt, 2 x 8" acoustic guitar combo amp with 2 channels, including a phantom-powered microphone channel. It features a redesigned tweeter, digital chorus and reverb, and an ant... Read More

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Overview

Marshall's AS50D is a 50-watt, 2 x 8" acoustic guitar combo amp with 2 channels, including a phantom-powered microphone channel. It features a redesigned tweeter, digital chorus and reverb, and an anti-feedback notch filter. Each channel sports its own volume, EQ, FX loop, and D.I. output. Master volume, line out and RCA inputs round things out nicely.

Believe it or not, the Marshall design team does not consist solely of metal heads, rockers, and blues lovers. The award-winning, critically acclaimed AS50D is proof of their diversity and expertise.

Features
  • Output (RMS): 50 watt
  • Channels: 2
  • Speakers: 2 x 8"
  • Volume: 1 per channel
  • Independent EQ for each channel
  • Microphone input
  • Phase switch
  • Phantom Power
  • RCA Inputs
  • Anti-feedback notch filter
  • Channel Assignable Chorus
  • Digital Reverb
  • Master volume
  • FX loop
  • D.I. Outputs
  • Line Out
Specifications
  • Dimensions: 21.34" x 16.38" x 10.28" (542 x 416 x 261 mm)
  • Weight: 35.3" (16 kg)
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5 year parts/ 3 year labor warranty.


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4.8

(based on 25 reviews)

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I love this amp

I just got my AS50D via UPS today. Where do I start? I am playing a Taylor 114ce thru this amp and it sounds fantastic. The twin 8" speakers project well without...Read complete review

I just got my AS50D via UPS today. Where do I start? I am playing a Taylor 114ce thru this amp and it sounds fantastic. The twin 8" speakers project well without distorting the natural sound of the guitar. Plenty of volume for a 50 watt amp. That being said, watts aren't everything. I have another marshall amp (mg100hdfx w/mg412a cab)and its a good half stack, don't get me wrong, however, if I had to choose between my 100 watt half stack and my new AS50D I would get rid of the stack in a heart beat. I'm talking about over-all quality comparitively. The AS50D amp has two channels with independent volume and high/low EQ. I have heard some criticism that there is no midle EQ...not really a big deal. I have had no trouble at all finding perfect balance in tone so take that with a grain of salt. In addition to the two jack inputs, there is a mic input on channel two that can be used simultaneously with the guitar...What an amazing feature. I can hardly verbalize how big of a problem this solves for the small-gig-solo-guy. I have been playing and singing thru this amp all day and it is amazing. Guitar and vocals blend very, very well. Even the effects are good. Just chorous and reverb, but what more do you need when playing acoustic? If you are an effects nut, no problem, there is an effects loop on board in the back so you can hook up whatever you think you need. Over all, this is a straight forward, easy-to-opperate amp. Sounds good, looks good, practical, versatile, cost effective. Unless you are going to be playing in a huge auditorium (and I do mean huge) 50 watts will do just fine, so don't bite the hype hook and get reeled into the 100 watt unless you really need it. Word to the wise. Awesome amp!

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Needs Mid EQ control!

After playing my new Gibson Hummingbird Pro through a Fender Mustang III amp for a couple of months, I felt like I would achieve a fuller and cleaner acoustic guitar sound through a dedicated...Read complete review

After playing my new Gibson Hummingbird Pro through a Fender Mustang III amp for a couple of months, I felt like I would achieve a fuller and cleaner acoustic guitar sound through a dedicated acoustic guitar amp. My first choice was the Fender Acoustasonic 90, but the local Guitar Center had none in stock. I played through the Fishman Loudbox Mini and the Marshall AS50D in the store and both sounded fine, but not great. I decided to purchase the Marshall when the store offered a great deal. When I got it home and putting the amp through its paces, I was disappointed that my Gibson, with its LR Baggs Element ES pickup system, did not achieve the full clean acoustic sound that I was seeking. As a matter of fact, the Gibson sounded better through the Fender Mustang III than the Marshall. Contrary to the opinion of one of the previous reviewers, whose advice I had considered when purchasing the Marshall, this amp really does need a mid EQ, especially if your acoustic/electric guitar does not have built in EQ, like my Hummingbird Pro. I later bought a Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 amp at Guitar Center, which includes acoustic guitar modeling, and I've been able to achieve the acoustic guitar sound that I was seeking.

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2.0

Needs Mid EQ control!

By Thomas Del Corro

from Raleigh, North Carolina

After playing my new Gibson Hummingbird Pro through a Fender Mustang III amp for a couple of months, I felt like I would achieve a fuller and cleaner acoustic guitar sound through a dedicated acoustic guitar amp. My first choice was the Fender Acoustasonic 90, but the local Guitar Center had none in stock. I played through the Fishman Loudbox Mini and the Marshall AS50D in the store and both sounded fine, but not great. I decided to purchase the Marshall when the store offered a great deal. When I got it home and putting the amp through its paces, I was disappointed that my Gibson, with its LR Baggs Element ES pickup system, did not achieve the full clean acoustic sound that I was seeking. As a matter of fact, the Gibson sounded better through the Fender Mustang III than the Marshall. Contrary to the opinion of one of the previous reviewers, whose advice I had considered when purchasing the Marshall, this amp really does need a mid EQ, especially if your acoustic/electric guitar does not have built in EQ, like my Hummingbird Pro. I later bought a Peavey VYPYR VIP 2 amp at Guitar Center, which includes acoustic guitar modeling, and I've been able to achieve the acoustic guitar sound that I was seeking.

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5.0

If you own a Taylor with the ES preamp then buy this little gem

By James Cross

from Sacramento, California

I took my Taylor 814ce into GC to test drive the Marshall AS50D and Fender Acoustasonic 150. While the Fender was a nice amp with more features, the AS50D produced a sound that was very close to the way my Taylor sounds unplugged. The Fender good but produced some strange overtones towards the high-end which I suspect was the piezo horn. Marshall uses a polydome tweeter that sounds very smooth with no harsh overtones. I also tried playing my Strat through this using a Digitech Valve FX preamp output into the AS50D and was pleased to know that the AS50D was not just a one trick pony. While I eventually upgraded to the AS100D that was only to get the stereo amp and additional i/o that the AS50D lacked. I'm really impressed with the quality and sound of this amp and I expect that you will be too.

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5.0

One happy 18 year old

By Donald Stewart

from Los Angeles, CA

I looked a amps for my grand daughter for several months and had some in store demo's but none compared to the Marshall AS50D. The reviews were right the sound that comes out of this amp is great. This was a gift she was aware of and was delighted to open, she hooked up Fender acoustic guitar and was playing like a pro, lol. When she runs her fingers up and down the strings you don't hear it come through the amp, just clean sound.

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5.0

Awesome

By Dave Nutty

from S

This little thing is great! Just bought it this weekend. Tested this against the Acoustic 60 Watt. No comparison. It has less features but the sound is more natural to a true acoustic guitar. I have a Takamine 341SC and play Neil Young, Eagles, ect. and my voice and guitar are aligned exceptionaly. It is the only amp I've tested that truly makes my guitar sound like it is acoustic in an open enviroment. I even had another customer's opinion when I was testing these amps out. Believe me, I did a ton of research and testing. The blind customer agreed that, even after he played several guitars through these amps, the Marshall won every time. That was it for me and I bought it. Best buy ever!

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5.0

More than your money's worth

By Donald Hightower

from Marietta, Ga.

I've used several brands of acoustic amps over the years. I had the Marshal as50r previously. I liked it alot, so I bought this AS50D. What an improvement. The clarity has improved,the chorus and reverb sound studio now. Plenty loud enough to gig, but I mainly DI out to my PA and use it for monitoring. This is the best amp in this price range.

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5.0

Great Amp

By Dave Nordine

from Minneapolis, Minnesota

I had been using my PA with a pedal, but this really brings the low bass tones out of my guitar I have a Martin DCX1E with a Fishman pick up and it sounds great with the twin 8" speakers, and a tweeter to hit all the frequency ranges. It also has a DI out so if you plug in to the pa you still have control of your own volume for both the guitar and microphone. I am excited to try a condenser microphone since it has a powered input on channel 2. Very solid build and sound.

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5.0

Outstanding

By Robert Albano

from Metairie, LA

I had a couple of bad experiences with other brands of acoustic amplifiers before I found this Marshall. I played it, along with every other amp they had, at GC and found it to have a warm, brilliant sound in spite of only having a 2 channel EQ in the head. The chorus and reverb effects are really good and allow lots of room for adjustment so you can dial in exactly what you want. At practice this amp has no problem cutting through the rest of the band. Produces clear sound at high volume and feedback hasn't been much of a problem at all. We play small to medium venues. I run a Boss GE-7 EQ pedal through the effects loop and it opens the sound up very nicely. I also run my guitar through a Boss floor tuner and an XLR line to the board. I get no hum from this amp at all. I have no problem hearing my guitars at gigs. This amp is relatively light and easy to transport. The review guide suggests I describe the "look" of the product. Okay. It looks nice. Has a different sort of finish to it, but, honestly, I couldn't care less how it looks. I'm thrilled to finally have found an amp that delivers what I want at a price that I found very reasonable. If I could change anything about it, I would be happy to pay a little more for a gain control on the XLR output and a couple of mid range knobs in the EQ. I probably wouldn't have put that goofy balance sweep between the two channels where the reverb is concerned. I don't think it would have been too much trouble to give each channel its own level control. These things aren't bothersome enough to stop me from buying another AS50D if I ever wear this one out, though. I like this amp very much and recommend it with no reservations.

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5.0

Best Amp For Your Money

By Edward Lea

from Baton Rouge, La

Marshall AS50D is clean sounding with excellant features. I checked out the roland but it is not worth $150 more. this is the one to buy

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5.0

AWSOME SOUND!!!!!

By marc kieffer

from Lawrenceburg, Indiana

After I purchased the as50d I was amazed at the quality of the sound this amp produces. I play acoustic shows with my cousin who plays through a Fender Acousticsonic Jr. wich has a tremindous sound quality. I played through a Behgringer and the sound just was not there, This Marshall has the low end that just carries very well the effects are just enough to high light the sound the chorus is sweet. The vocal side of the amp is very clear the reverb tops it off with sweet tone this is differntly the amp for gigs with out a pa and the line out is much better than having to pic the amp. MArshall would get a 150 rating on a 100 scale from me. Thanks Marshall for making music sound so good!!!!

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5.0

Amazing Amp!

By Mike Mogavero

from Havertown Pennsylvania

This is an amazing acoustic amp! It can be heard clearly with the drummer and electric guitarist of the band I'm in. It brings out great sounds from my guitar. But that's not all! I also used it with my resonator and again it brings out amazing sounds. It's not a huge amp but it's voice can be heard loud and with unforgettable clarity!

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