This item runs exclusively on an operating voltage of 230 and therefore requires a voltage transformer to run in your country of United States.
- Preamp based on the classic JCM 800 2203
- 20 Watts with power reduction to 5 watts
- Tubes: 2x ECC83, 1x ECC83 (Phase Splitter), 2x EL34
- Controls: Preamp and Master Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass and Presence
- 1 Channel with high and low sensitivity inputs
- DI out
- Serial FX loop
- Dimensions: 510 x 240 x 240 mm
- Weight: 9.7 kg
- Suitable case: Art.501854 (not included in delivery)
The legendary JCM 800 2203 in a compact package
The Studio Classic SC20H delivers the legendary look and sound of the “2203” amps from Marshall’s JCM 800 series in a compact format that is quiet enough for bedroom use. This 20-watt head is equipped with three ECC83 preamp tubes and two EL34 power amp tubes, and it can be switched down to 5 watts in low-power mode, allowing players to enjoy classic JCM tones even at low volume. Compared to its bigger brother, the Studio Classic 20H has been expanded to include a few extras, including a DI output with cabinet simulation for direct recording. Otherwise, however, the Studio Classic 20H retains the same features as its 100-watt sibling, including four EQ controls and both preamp and master volume controls.
Authentic JCM tone at moderate volume
Since they were launched in the mid-1970s, the sound of Marshall’s JCM 800 2203 amps has become an indelible part of Rock music history, and the SC20H delivers precisely this sound and character – not quite as loud, admittedly, but still with enough power to hold its own in the rehearsal room and on stage. The output power can be reduced from 20 watts to five watts via the three-position standby switch, which makes it possible to enjoy fully authentic JCM sounds at moderate volume even with the master volume control cranked as high as it will go. The highly effective three-band EQ section, complete with a Presence control, provides additional options for effective tonal adjustment, while the series effects loop allows modulation effects to be seamlessly integrated into the signal path.
A great alternative for on the go
The original 100-watt 2203 amps are legendary, but their weight and size mean that getting them from A to B can be a nightmare. On top of that, the immense power that these amps have in reserve is seldom needed and serves only to annoy the rest of the band in rehearsal and the sound engineer during live gigs. This is where the SC20H comes into its own, combining the authentic tone and outstanding dynamics of its bigger brother with a significantly more manageable weight and more compact dimensions. Measuring just 510 x 240 x 240 mm and weighing a mere 10 kilogrammes, this diminutive amp head is easy to store away and can be set up quickly for a performance on stage. The DI output can also be easily routed to the mixing desk or audio interface in the studio.
Marshall, the manufacturer from Milton Keynes in Great Britain, is an indispensable figure in the world of electric guitar. The tube amplifiers of company founder Jim Marshall († 2012) have been writing Rock music history since 1962 with names like Pete Townshend, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton. The classics of the JTM, JMP, and JCM 800 series are still highly sought-after today, as they shaped the sound of overdriven and distorted electric guitar more than any other product. To this day, the combination of the amp and 4x12" cabinet - the "Marshall stack" - is synonymous with the energy and power of the Rock music genre. Alongside these landmark achievements, however, Marshall has always kept its finger on the pulse of the times and a close eye on the needs of up-and-coming musicians.
100% Marshall – even for home use
When paired with a sufficiently large speaker cabinet, the Marshall SC20H is easily up to the task of getting heard at live gigs and – like a true Marshall – will cut through perfectly in a band context. It will make an equally good impression when switched from 20 down to five watts and connected up to a small cab, allowing you to enjoy all the delights of that classic JCM sound in your living room. Whether you are playing any of the many Blues styles, Rock, Hard Rock, or even adding a boost or overdrive to play full-on Metal, the SC20H is indubitably a true Marshall JCM amp that continues the illustrious tradition while also adding a few useful extras.
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