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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 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Excellent sound (20)
  • Portable (18)
  • Good power output (16)
  • Warm / comfy (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (16)
  • Performances (16)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Amateur recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (6)

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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Love This Amp

By Dollyman

from Canton, Texas

About Me Experienced

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:

    I have never owned an actual acoustic amp so I wasn't sure what to buy. I did a lot of research and even went to music stores and tried them out. I narrowed it down between two amps and finally decided on the AS50D. My research didn't steer me wrong. I have played through the PA system at church many times and I just thought that sounded good. This amp is just simply wonderful!! I find myself playing extra long every day just because I love the true acoustic sounds that it puts out. Both my steel string and my nylon string instruments sound awesome.

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    5.0

    I love it

    By Kirk Hammet Jr

    from California

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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:

      Its a great amp over all

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best

      By Ken

      from Ill

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Warmth
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

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

        I tried several acustic amps before I bought this. I owed a california blonde but was having trouble with it so I tried fishman, fender. And several others and chose the Marshall. For the price it sounded better than my second choice the fishman mini which was not as full with vocals and guitar played at the same time. The acustic sounds natural with the marshell. I have a Seagull artist and a Breedlove oregon concert and I wanted a amp to make them sound the same as unpluged. This amp sounds great and the reverb and chours are added value and both sound good if you like effects that are subtle but risk sounding. Some reviews complained about no mid tonecontrol, but I think they do not relize how much mid tone control you have with the notch filters which notch selected frequency which gives alot of control over the mid range. I play my guitar without the amp and then bring up the volume and compare the sound and I can get a exact duplicate with the amp. I paid alot of money for great acustic guitars and this amp let's me get that sound amplified, plus I get great vocal sound also.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        wonderful amp

        By Mr.Marc

        from Prescott AZ.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

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

          The microphone channel is quite surprising...I was expecting the the guitar channel to give great sound on guitar,which it does....but if you are a discriminating vocalist that strives for great vocal reproduction,this is your baby.I have an older Acoustasonic by Fender.Though a nice amp too,Fender has some catching up to do.The out-the-back feature into a house P.A. is a huge plus.The only thing I'm going to do is put some fold-back legs on the amp so I can use it as a monitor.Just a minor complaint as I'm using a dictionary to do the same thing at the moment.To be able to set your sound at home then go to the venue and be ready to go takes so much guess work out of trying to pin down a great sound.Buy this amp.....you will not regret it!........Mark

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great acoustic sounding amp.

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          By Blues4Fun

          from Winnipeg, Canada

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            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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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Value

              By LC

              from Chicago

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              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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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Well-Designed and Natural Sounding

              By Dave

              from Waldport, Oregon

              About Me Experienced

              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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love my AS50.

                By JD

                from undisclosed

                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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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very good acoutic amp

                    By MarkW

                    from Sidney, MT

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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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                      (2 of 2 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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