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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 54 reviews)

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    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Excellent sound (17)
  • Portable (15)
  • Good power output (13)
  • Warm / comfy (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (12)
  • Performances (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Amateur recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (5)

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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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

Great acoustic sounding amp.

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from Winnipeg, Canada

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Pros

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

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    Best Uses

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

      Bought this about a year ago from MF and have been enjoying it immensely. Pretty straightforward amp and the sound is crisp and clean. Use a bit of chorus and wow! I bought this as an open box (seemed brand new to me) and have been mightily impressed with the quality sound coming from it.

      Highly recommended. And it's nice to have a Marshall to go with my Fender Tweeds. LOL!

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      4.0

      Great Value

      By 

      from Chicago

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

            This is a solid amp. Keeps the acoustic sound well. Definitely happy with the investment.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Well-Designed and Natural Sounding

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            from Waldport, Oregon

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

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

              It's apparent that the engineers at Marshall have worked closely with musicians to design this amplifier. The controls are intuitive and the emphasis is on sound quality, rather than piling on a multiplicity of features that you will never use. Well done!

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              5.0

              Love my AS50.

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              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

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                  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 

                    from Keyser West Virginia

                    About Me Novice

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                    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

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                      from Hertfordshire, UK

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                      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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                        (2 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        I would not buy this product again

                        By 

                        from New Martinsville, WV

                        About Me Professional Musician

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

                              It looks good & was light in weight, but for sound very poor quality.Been playing over 60 years and played through a lot of different amps. I shipped this one back & exchanged it for a Behringer ACH 1800 this one I'm happy with.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              AWESOME BEST ACOUSTIC AMP ON THE MARKET

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                              from Massachusetts

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                              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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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Pure Clean Tone In A Compact Unit

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                                from Nashville, Tn.

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                                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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