Marshall Updates the DSL Series for 2018

Marshall Updates the DSL Series for 2018

9th Mar 2018

Marshall recently released the newest generation of their DSL amps. The updated line features 7 models with a variety of power levels:

  • DSL1C (1W Combo)
  • DSL1H (1W Head)
  • DSL5C (5W Combo)
  • DSL20C (20W Combo)
  • DSL20H (20W Head)
  • DSL40C (40W Combo)
  • DSL100H (100W Head)

The upgraded DSL amps all feature power reduction options, allowing guitarist to achieve that Marshall crunch at higher or lower volumes without losing tone quality. With its new power reduction technology, the DSL series is made to produce the all-valve Marshall sound at any venue - from home to studio to the stage.

All DSL combo amps now feature speakers by Celestion, the speakers that have been synonymous with Marshall amps for more than four decades.

The DSL series offers the versatility that compliments classic rock, metal, blues, and almost any genre you can think of.

Key Features:

Emulated Power Output and Power Reduction

Marshall has incorporated new power reduction technology to give guitarists the ability to change amp volume without sacrificing the quality of sound. The new series offers a long-awaited solution for those demanding lower power Marshall amplifiers.

With the help of Softube technology, the DSL lineup features a newly integrated speaker-emulated output option. Following their previous partnership on the CODE series amps, Marshall and Softube have replicated the sound of the iconic 1960 series 4x12 cabinets. The emulated outputs allow the amplifiers to bypass their speaker, giving musicians the option of no-volume recording and silent practicing.

Two Footswitchable Gain Channels

Marshall designed it’s DSL amps to feature two gain channels - Ultra Gain and Classic Gain.

The Classic Gain channel can be switched between clean & crunch modes, while the Ultra Gain channel gives guitarists the ability to switch from overdrive 1 and overdrive 2. Both channels also include individual reverb controls for more command over your sound.

Reverb, Resonance and Master Volume

Along with the upgraded technology, the EQ has been redone - giving options for a more tailored tone.

For more flexibility the DSL series includes a master volume for each channel, built-in digital reverb, and a dedicated resonance control. (The DSL1 and DSL5 are the exceptions, as they don’t feature resonance controls).

With a studio-grade digital reverb, the player can add space and ambiance to their tone. Overall, the new EQ options will offer more versatility and give musicians the ability to create their own unique style.



2018 Marshall DSL Amp Models

DSL1 Combo and Head


The portable and compact version of the DSL series, the DSL1 offers a powerful sound in a lightweight option - with the combo weighing 7.9 kg (17.4 lbs) and the head weighing 5.6 kg (12.3 lbs).

In both combo and head options, the DSL1 is a 1-watt amp that allows for a power reduction to 0.1-watt, making it perfect for those looking to practice at home without waking up the neighbors.

The combo features a 8” Celestion G8C-15 ”Eight-15” (15w) speaker for quality sound and performance.


Outputs (1w)
*power reduction to 0.1w
1 x 1/4" Jack Speaker Output
1 x 3.5mm Jack Emulated Line Out
Inputs 1 x 1/4" Instrument Jack
1 x 3.5mm Jack Aux In
Footswitch
Controls Classic Gain w/ Volume
Ultra Gain w/ Volume
Channel Select
Tone Shift
Treble
Middle
Bass
Reverb
Power Reduction
Pre Amp Valves 2 x ECC83
Power Amp Valves 1 X ECC82

Purchase the  Marshall DSL1 Head or the DSL1 Combo Today!



DSL5 (5W Combo)


Marshall offers yet another smaller option in the DSL series with the DSL5. The amp boasts a 5-watt punch with an option to reduce power to 1-watt.

The two power modes give you the freedom to practice and experiment, while still offering a higher power mode to show off your music.

Paired with a 10” Celestion Ten-30 (30w) speaker, the DSL5 is made to produce a reliable sound no matter the power level.


Outputs (5w)
*power reduction to 1w
1 x 1/4" Jack Speaker Output
1 x 3.5mm Jack Emulated Line Out
Inputs 1 x 1/4" Instrument Jack
1 x 3.5mm Jack Aux In
Footswitch
Controls Classic Gain w/ Volume
Ultra Gain w/ Volume
Channel Select
Tone Shift
Treble
Middle
Bass
Deep EQ Shift
Reverb
Power Reduction
Pre Amp Valves 2 x ECC83
Power Amp Valves 1 X 12BH7

Purchase the Marshall DSL5 Combo today!



DSL20 Combo and Head


Perfect for smaller gigs and venues, the DSL20 features a higher 20-watt mode with a power reduction mode that changes the amp to 10-watts.

Marshall offers the DSL20 in head and combo options, with the combo featuring a 12” Celestion Seventy 80 (80w) speaker.

The DSL20 will be the perfect amp for guitarists looking for a highly portable amp that still delivers a clean and powerful sound.


Outputs (20w)
*power reduction to 10w
3 x 1/4" Jack Speaker Output
1 x 3.5mm Jack Emulated Line Out
Inputs 1 x 1/4" Instrument Jack
1 x 3.5mm Jack Aux In
Footswitch
Controls Classic Gain w/ Volume
Ultra Gain w/ Volume
Channel Select
Tone Shift
Treble
Middle
Bass
Presence
Resonance
Reverb
Power Reduction
Pre Amp Valves 3 x ECC83
Power Amp Valves 2 X EL34

Purchase  the Marshall DSL20 Head or the DSL20 Combo Today!



DSL40 Combo


As a follow up to one of the most popular combo amps, the DSL40 will be the perfect amplifier for those looking to find a versatile amp for any environment.

Marshall’s DSL40 features two power modes - the high 40-watt option and the lower 20-watt mode - giving flexibility for any musician and venue.

In order to capture the full power of the DSL40, it’s combo option features a 12” Celestion V-Type (80w) speaker.


Outputs (40w)
*power reduction to 20w
5 x 1/4" Jack Speaker Output
1 x 1/4" Jack Emulated Line Out
Inputs 1 x 1/4" Instrument Jack
1 x 3.5mm Jack Aux In
MIDI In
Footswitch
Controls Classic Gain w/ Volume
Clean/Crunch Switch
Ultra Gain w/ Volume
OD1/OD2 Switch
Tone Shift
Master Select Switch
Master Volume I
Master Volume II
Loop On/Off
Treble
Middle
Bass
Presence
Resonance
Reverb
Power Reduction
Pre Amp Valves 4 x ECC83
Power Amp Valves 2 X EL34

Purchase the DSL40 Combo today!



DSL100 Head


For those that love big wattage amps, but require more versatility outside of larger venues, the DSL100 is your solution.

The amp boasts the full power of a 100-watt amp, but allows for the power to be scaled down to 50-watts.

With a reinvented EQ, the DSL100 features two gain channels (Classic/Ultra), two master volumes, a digital reverb with individual controls for each channel, a MIDI in, and an emulated out.


Outputs (100w)
*power reduction to 50w
5 x 1/4" Jack Speaker Output
1 x 1/4" Jack Emulated Line Out
Inputs 1 x 1/4" Instrument Jack
1 x 3.5mm Jack Aux In
MIDI In
Footswitch
Controls Classic Gain w/ Volume
Clean/Crunch Switch
Ultra Gain w/ Volume
OD1/OD2 Switch
Reverb (Ultra Gain Channel)
Reverb (Classic Gain Channel)
Tone Shift
Master Select Switch
Master Volume I
Master Volume II
Loop On/Off
Treble
Middle
Bass
Presence
Resonance
Reverb
Power Reduction
Pre Amp Valves 4 x ECC83
Power Amp Valves 4 X EL34

Purchase the Marshall DSL100 Head Today!



Marshall has come out swinging in 2018 with the reinvented DSL series, offering solutions for musicians looking for lower volume amps while still manufacturing the powerful and high quality amplifiers they are known for.

Along with the freshly announced Origin series, Marshall seems to be committed to improving upon their range of volume and style options.

The updated generation of DSL amplifiers will undoubtedly be popular among musicians with the updated technology and classic quality sound.

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