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Marshall AVT20X 20W 1x10" Combo Amplifier
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The Marshall AVT20 20W 1x10 2-channel combo amp with reverb is amazingly loud for its small size. Ideal for for use in the home studio and dressing r...Click To Read More About This Product
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A little monster you have to hear to believe!
The Marshall AVT20 20W 1x10 2-channel combo amp with reverb is amazingly loud for its small size. Ideal for for use in the home studio and dressing room, for backstage warmups and low-level rehearsals. The tube-based quality of its clean and overdrive modes will redefine your expectations of a low-powered, compact combo. It also features a CD input, speaker-emulated DI output, and a headphone jack that mutes the speaker. Like all the AVTs, its preamp section is based on a 12AX7 and delivers great tone.
- An amazing amount of sound output for such a small 20W amp
- Totally tube behavior and sound from a hybrid amp
- Headphone jack allows for silent practice
- CD input lets you jam along with your buds like Mick and Eric
- Accutronics spring reverb gives you that good ol' sound
- 8 ohm impedance
- 19"W x 18-1/2"H x 10-3/4"D (480 x 465 x 270mm)
- 31.3 lbs. (14.2kg)
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I have had this amp for the better part of 3.5-4 years. It has great tone and the reverb is a nice classic touch. The one thing I think it lacks is a footswitch, making you rely on pedals for switching. Not so bad if you have a decent distortion pedal, though... Good combo overall; Loud and warm!
This is the 3rd small Marshall I have owned over the last 15 years and I must say that I'm impressed. This little beast puts out enough power to play over a drum set, 2nd guitar, bass and vocals. I did find that the amp is a bit on the bright side for my tastes... infact this is the first Marshall that I've ever owned what I've needed to roll the treble almost all the way out on the amp... that fixed it though. Also sounds quite nice recorded with sm57 or oct. tube condinsor mike.
This little gem is awesome, the distortion of course is Marshall (you either love it or hate it, I LOVE it) but the clean channel is the clincher here. It's amazing with my LP clone. You can dial in any tone on either channel, the EQ and GAIN knobs actually work! Unfortunately, both channels share the GAIN and EQ settings but that's not as bad as you'd think. The bigger brother AVT50 has independent controls but doesn't have a mid EQ on the clean. The AVT20X can get LOUD, and still maintain clarity and note definition. I went through a LOT of amps before settling on this one as an upgrade practice amp. The VOX AD30VT almost clinched it, but I didn't like the distortion (sucked for palm-muting) and I always ended up playing my old Marshall MG15CD for that! Then I tried this and love it! Wish it was footswitchable and had independent EQs though. Buy it!
This is a great amp, I have been through alot of amps in the past 3 years, Roland cube 30, Peavey Classic 30, Marshall MG 50DFX, Fender Blues Junior. I compared this to the new Peavey Valveking and in my opinion this tops it even if the valveking is 50 watts the AVT20 stands its ground. The day after I picked it up I played a show with it. I plugged it through a 4 x 12 extension cab and the volume never passed 4 or you couldn't hear anyone else. The only negative thing is a footswitch between clean and overdrive would be nice, but with a Boss DS-1 on the floor for when you need to switch from clean to crunch does the trick. The 10" speaker is also excellent, I think our next gig, I won't even bother renting the 4 x 12 cabinet and just mic the 10". It will sound amazing. This is a great buy for someone who wants the Marshall crunch without re-mortgaging the house. I plug my Les Paul copy through it and let it scream. You don't need to crank the Gain all the way up to acheive a great distorted tone. The only time the gain sounds great fully cranked is on the clean channel, with a strat it is SRV worthy. So go buy one, turn it up and enjoy. Marshall rules, hands down !!!
I have had my AVT20 for over a year and still play it almost daily. My version is the AVT20 without the X but basically the same thing. One suggestion for those that are disappointed with their amps is to try swapping the tube. I tried 2 or 3 and found one that really brought out the tone better than the marshall labeled tube. Also, you have to get the amp on a stand to get the best possible tone. It is a small amp and the floor will really rob alot of the tone (esp if a carpeted floor) so you need to invest in an amp stand. Makes a really nice difference in volume and tone. Finally, you got to really experiment with the settings. It took me several hours of fiddling to figure out what worked best on my amp. After a bit of tweaking, I have a practice amp that is light as a feather and still gets good marshally tone. Not a match to one of the expensive all tube amps but respectable tone. I also have a 12" H&K ext. cab that I sometimes use and it adds even more punch.For the money, it isn't cheap for a small amp but does get you respectable (not perfect) marshall tube tone in a very light package.
Great little practice amp. Good for small gig rooms too. Sound replicates the big Marshall stacks. A bit of background noise but an excellent value for any Marshall person wanting to effectively carry a stack in one hand.
I would just like to say that this is a GREAT amp!!! It's tonal quality is out of this world!!! I recommend this amp to anyone who wants a GREAT deal!!!
My regular rig (AVT150 half stack) is in the shop....won't say why because it's stupid and not Marshall's fault....and I was unable to get it back in time for a gig last night, so my old AVT20 combo used exclusively for rehearsals was pressed into service as a sub.Dispense first with the negative: for gigging I was accustomed to the AVT150's channel selector footswitch and separate gain and volume controls for clean and overdrive channels, and I neglected to develop a good work-around with the AVT20 in time for last night's gig....ended up staying on OD and adjusting the gain up/down after having trouble going from OD to clean then back to OD and maintaining consistent output volume. Other than being made fun of for pulling out a little amp, that's the only negative.Positives: In a good-sized room, lack of size could have been a problem but this is a very loud amp. Still, we mike all of our amps so volume was not going to be an issue anyway. Once I gave up on using the clean channel, tone and volume were flat awesome out of the amp and out of the mains. On OD, I kept the volume at 12 o'clock, then varied gain between 9 and 3 o'clock depending on how desired distortion. Favorite: with gain, bass, and treble at 3 o'clock, mids cranked all the way, and a Marshall Gov'nor stompbox (yes, into OD) that was similarly adjusted, the tone was wonderfully warm, brown, and nasty...a la the Rev Billy F Gibbons. Just freaking awesome. For leads, I sometimes punched in a Seymour Duncan Gain Booster.Clean sound is good as well, but, face it...who buys a Marshall for that? If you do not play a variety of covers and don't need a clean channel, and if you play small venues or can mike it for larger ones, this thing makes awesome distorted tone and proves you do not need to spend a wad o'bucks on a half stack for tone or for appropriate volume.You will not be disappointed.
This amp is OK. Not great, not bad. OK. I don't think it is overly loud, nor overly good. The push-button amp mode switch (Clean/OD) is next to useless to fiddle with. Switching it requires you to completely re-tune the amp. As a small clean practice amp, it DOES have a nice sound, and it does what I want it to do, which is amplify my guitar through a digital effects processor. If you do NOT have a digital effects processor, though, you're going to need pedals (and lots of them) to shape your sound. This amp has VERY little in the way of sound shaping capability. I think it is overpriced, to be honest, but I picked up mine used from a friend. As a small practice amp, it works great. Gig with it? What are you kidding me? Never, but this isn't what this amp is designed for.