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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 redesi...Read More

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From the softer side of Marshall.

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

Your acoustic deserves some Marshall treatment. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

AS50D 50w 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp

  • Dimensions: 21.34" x 16.38" x 10.28" (542 x 416 x 261 mm)
  • Weight: 35.3" (16 kg)
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MarshallAS50D 50w 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.8

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Excellent sound (15)
  • Portable (14)
  • Good power output (12)
  • Warm / comfy (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (11)
    • Performances (11)
    • Outdoor events / games (8)
    • Amateur recording (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (10), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great amp!

    I find this amp to be well suited for the kind of work I do, which is playing live with a six-piece band. It's loud enough (at least for the kind of music...Read complete review

    I find this amp to be well suited for the kind of work I do, which is playing live with a six-piece band. It's loud enough (at least for the kind of music I play, classic rock, not extremely loud, but not quiet either) and this amp fills most small venues without any additional amplification needed through the mains... I use it as a stage monitor primarily, but placed behind me and directed toward the audience. Then I run an XLR cable out of the line out jack the back of the amp and feed that into the mixing console to run through the mains. The signal coming out the mains seems to sound very close to what I'm hearing on stage through the amp itself, so very little if any EQ is needed from the board. This amp seems to have a pretty good feedback resistance, too, thanks to the notch filter and the tone is crisp and clear but with a nice fat bottom end, too... The reverb is clean and lush, too, and although there is only one reverb type... it's a good one. You can always add your own pedals into the chain if you need more. The chorus is nice, too, but I hardly ever use it. I'm thinking of buying a second amp just like this one because I like to run stereo sometimes with a barrage of panning effects. But for most NORMAL situations, one of these is enough... It's a simple, reliable, easy to set up acoustic guitar amplifier and I think if that's what you're looking for, you won't be disappointed with this unit. I think this is a very good amp for the money. Not a lot of unnecessary bells and whistles, but it DOES have the bells and whistles you need.

    Don't compare this amp with the classic Marshall electric guitar amps, with all that cool distortion... this is NOT THAT KIND OF AMP! It's clean. It almost seems out of character for a Marshall. But let me tell you, those Marshall guys GET it. They've been building guitar amps for a long long time. They KNOW what they're doing. I'm very pleased with my AS50-D and I'd highly recommend it. I've owned several other acoustic guitar amps (I won't name names), but this one sounds better than those ever did.
    The only reason I gave it 9 stars instead of ten is because it did not come with the foot pedal to switch between the channels. Guess I'll just have to buy one of those because I do like to bounce back and forth between loud and soft settings. It would be nice to be able to switch to the louder channel when I go into a lead. On the other hand, at least the amp DOES have that feature... all you need is the switch. If I could give it 9 and a half stars, I would.
    The quality is evident even at a cursory glance, This thing looks like a nice piece of furniture. It would look good in your living room. Even better on stage.
    Great amp at a reasonable price. Well worth it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good sound amp, questionable quality

    The amp has a good tone overall, but does color the sound a little. This can be good or bad, although some cheaper amps create a dull "boring" sound,...Read complete review

    The amp has a good tone overall, but does color the sound a little. This can be good or bad, although some cheaper amps create a dull "boring" sound, so I tend to prefer the sound of this amp. My only complain is that after several years of light usage, it began cutting out and making buzzing noises. Considering it's an acoustic amp and nothing crazy is being done with it, I would have expected better quality-wise from Marshall.

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    5.0

    Love my AS50.

    By DH gig man

    from Augusta Ga

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Marshall AS50D 50w 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

        Took me few days to get used to proper adjustments to my style playing but amp is really top quality with good sound. especially chorus and reverb that can be fine tuned to player's style.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very good acoutic amp

        By MarkW

        from Montana

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Marshall AS50D 50w 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

          I use this in a praise and worship band and it is perfect for this kind of use. The two channels are a great feature. On more than one occasion, we have had to plug the piano into channel 2. I have also plugged a microphone into channel 2 in a solo situation. Most of the time, I use the amp as a monitor on the platform, and use the DI out to the mains. A handy little feature is that the DI out is before the master. That means I can set the output to the mains, and then if I need a little more on the platform, I can turn up the master output. Most of the time I have a Takamine EF341SC in channel 1 and a Larrivee L-03-12RE in channel 2. I use a Zoom A2 processor thru the effects loop. I have no complaints. I would highly recommend this Amp for the type of music I play. The other acoustic player uses a Fender Acoustisonic amp. I would not want to trade with him.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Nice Amp

          By Ducalyb

          from Keyser West Virginia

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Marshall AS50D 50w 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

            I recently obtained a nice Gibson Acoustic and did some research while looking for an amp. The reviews were really positive, so I took a chance on this amp and I am glad I did. It sounds great! It even sounds great when I plug in my Fender Strat into it. Very happy with this amp.

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            5.0

            Great amp

            By Slickpick

            from Hertfordshire, UK

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Marshall AS50D 50w 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

              This is a great amp. I tried the AS100D first which was better but over the top for my use. The AS50D was the next best. I use it with a Blueridge BR183, BR160 and a Santos Martinez SM675CE. It reproduces the nylon string beautifully, warm, clear tone. Great for home studio work, practice and small events. Mic'd up it would cope with a medium venue reasonably well to I would imagine. Would definitely replace with the same if this was stolen etc. Go for it.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              AWESOME BEST ACOUSTIC AMP ON THE MARKET

              By docrod

              from Massachusetts

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Practicing
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Marshall AS50D 50w 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

                This is a Marshall - what more needs to be said - this amp is everything you need for a small, personal gig or just practicing, and if you mic it right it can be used at bigger events. The tone is warm. It is aesthetically beautiful, too.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Pure Clean Tone In A Compact Unit

                By Bob. R.

                from Nashville, Tn.

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Marshall AS50D 50w 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

                  The most important quality of an acoustic combo amp is obviously the ability to reproduce that distinctive tone of an acoustic guitar with as much clarity as possible. I was very pleasantly surprised with how clear it sounded using a nylon stringed guitar and the fact that it didn't sound distorted at all even when the volume is cranked up. I also used a microphone for a non electric flamenco guitar I have and it sounded beautiful with a full rich tone. Then I tried my steel stringed Taylor acoustic electric and once again it was crystal clear with plenty of punch. The effects worked well but I don't tend to use them on my acoustic guitars very much. I have been using a digital delay and a little compression (you don't want to overdo the compression, especially on nylon stringed guitars) and they work just fine.
                  The unit appears to be very solidly built and for a 50 watt amplifier it's quite compact. After playing it for a couple of weeks with different instruments I feel that I made the right choice and I highly recommend it.

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  11 years of steady use and still strong.

                  By tiny2ne

                  from Georgia

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Marshall AS50D 50w 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

                    As an acoustic singer/songwriter performer, I needed something easy to pack around with me to small gigs. I love the versatility and ease of use. It's PERFECT for my acoustic/folk sound. Sounds awesome with my mandolin, guitar, and violin plugged into it as well, when I'm asked to accompany bands, and is powerful enough for me to play along with other band members. I've had this amp now for 11 years and it's still going strong. The leather carrying strap broke a few years ago- but other than that I HIGHLY recommend.

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                    5.0

                    Great amp for more than just acoustics

                    By Bear

                    from Colorado

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Good Warmth
                    • Portable
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about Marshall AS50D 50w 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

                      I got this amp to play an electric guitar and harp. It is labeled as an acoustic amp, but it is still an amp. The clear channel is wonderful, and the chorus and reverb are good for built in effects. I have also run my harps through this amp, and the sound is great. Two channel input including dedicated mic input, RCA inputs, and outputs make this a very versatile amp. I am looking forward to hooking up some pedals to the amp to see how it handles it. The only thing wrong with the amp were all the screws. I noticed a rattle in the amp when I kicked the reverb, so I took the amp apart. EVERY SCREW IN THE AMP NEEDED AT LEAST A HALF TURN! Now the amp sounds great.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I love this amp

                      By MarkW

                      from Montana

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Good Warmth
                      • Portable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performances

                        Comments about Marshall AS50D 50w 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

                        I use this with my acoustic guitars in church environments. Love the DI output to the church's sound system. The DI is before the master volume so if you decide you need a little more volume on the platform, you can turn it up without affecting the mix coming from the sound system. I usually use the amp with a guitar plugged into each channel, but I have used it with a condenser mic plugged into it for speaking to a large room. I have also used it once in a pinch with a guitar plugged into one channel and a keyboard plugged into the other and the mix sent to the house sound system with the DI.

                        The sound is very warm and I think it colors the acoustic sound less than other amps I have used. I have used the amp by itself in small churches and plugged into the house system in larger churches. It performs very well no matter what size venue I am in. It is also very light and easy to carry.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great!

                        By Jeremiah

                        from North Carolina

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Good Warmth
                        • Portable
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Marshall AS50D 50w 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

                          This is a killer piece of gear! I play a Taylor 414ce and this amp delivers an excellent, extremely warm sound. I tried many others, including the loud box mini....this Marshall beat them all hands down. You can't go wrong with this amp!

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