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  • 50W power
  • All-valve, with 5 x ECC83s, and 2 x EL34s
  • 1x Vintage 12" + 1x Heritage 12" Speaker
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In a nutshell, the Marshall all-valve, 2-channel JVM205C 50-Watt tube combo amp is a 2-channel version of the most versatile Marshall amplifier ever made. Each of this combo amp's 2 channels are completely independent of each other, and they boast 3 Modes, all 6 of which are footswitchable and feature their own unique gain structure. It makes the JVM 2-channel effectively 6 Marshalls in one!

The JVM205C has studio-quality digital reverb with a level control for each channel. This is also footswitchable, as are the amp's two Master Volume controls and the Series/Parallel effects loop. Resonance and Presence are equipped with master controls.

An ingenious footswitch (UK patent pending) and the fact all the amp's switching (channel/modes, Reverb, Master Volume selection, FX loop) can be done via MIDI and you're looking at an incredibly flexible amp! The 4-way footswitch boasts LEDs and memory, plus it connects to the amp via a regular guitar cable.

From the cleanest clean to the filthiest distortion ever found in a Marshall and all points in-between, the JVM205C all-valve combo amp will give you whatever tone you need right when you need it.

Features

  • 50W power
  • All-valve, with 5 x ECC83s, and 2 x EL34s
  • 1x Vintage 12" + 1x Heritage 12" Speaker
  • 2 totally independent, footswitchable channels
  • Each channel has 3 footswitchable modes
  • Footswitchable, studio-quality digital reverb
  • Independent reverb controls for each channel
  • 2 footswitchable master volumes
  • 2 FX loops, one series, and one parallel
  • Parallel FX loop is footswitchable on/off
  • Speaker emulated XLR output
  • 4-way footswitch (with memory) supplied
  • All switching can be done via MIDI
 

JVM Series JVM205C 50W 2x12 Tube Combo Amp Specifications:

  • 27" x 20" x 10.5" (690x510x265mm)
  • 65 lbs. (29.5kg)
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MarshallJVM Series JVM205C 50W 2x12 Tube Combo Amp
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Home studio (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
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      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    If you want 1 amp, this is it.

    I was looking for really clean sound, and I happened to try this amp in a club and decided to buy one. My Fender Stratocaster through the clean channel sounds heavenly like a Dire...Read complete review

    I was looking for really clean sound, and I happened to try this amp in a club and decided to buy one. My Fender Stratocaster through the clean channel sounds heavenly like a Dire Straits tune. I also have Gibson ES339, and it sounds equally great, picking up all the nuances of respective guitars. I personally like the Gibson through my Fender Blues Jr. amp better though.

    But if you want just 1 amp, I'd pick this Marshall. From the clean to dirty, it just handles it really well. I don't even feel the need for any external pedals. Just plug in and start playing.

    I originally purchased an used one, but it turned out to be defective. But it wasn't a hassle at all to exchange it to a new one, thanks to great customer service at Musicians Friend. The new one came with a defective cable to the foot pedal, and Musician's Friend ship a new cable the same day I made the call.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I sent it back

    The tone is just not there. And for nearly $2000, one would expect a useable tone. I took a chance and ordered one of these because of the glowing "tone"...Read complete review

    The tone is just not there. And for nearly $2000, one would expect a useable tone. I took a chance and ordered one of these because of the glowing "tone" reviews. But I guess tone is in the ear of the beholder. I didn't hear it. Sounded thin, tinny and small and cheap.

    I put this amp next to my Fender Deluxe Reverb and A-B'd them. My hope was to dial in a dirty sound to switch back and forth. I knew right away that I couldn't go on stage with the Marshall. The Fender sounds 3-D. You feel it all around. It's full and rich and just "there." The Marshall sounded cheap by comparison.

    Yes, I know they are two totally different voiced amps. And yes, I realize the Marshall is a modeling amp. But for $2000, you could get a Rivera combo that would totally smoke this amp in tonal quality.

    I really appreciate Musicians Friend's customer support. They were totally cool about me returning it and even paid for the shipping. They will eventually get that money back from me in the future.

    Bottom line... $2000 is what you'd pay for a boutique amp. So I would advise buying a boutique if you are gonna spend this kind of coin. I didn't find any useable tones.

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    5.0

    It's like plugging in to hell itself.

    By kaloyan77

    from Cochabamba, Bolivia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Marshall JVM Series JVM205C 50W 2x12 Tube Combo Amp:

      The moment you plug in, it is like going to hell it self!! Hell yeah!

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      5.0

      JVM 205c hits it out of the park!

      By Teleman76

      from Center of The Bible Belt

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Clean
        • Events
        • Heavy Distortion
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Plexi
        • Professional Recording
        • This Does It All

        Comments about Marshall JVM Series JVM205C 50W 2x12 Tube Combo Amp:

        This is a great grab-&-go combo. Once the speakers get broke in this thing is killer! Covers so much territory. The Plexi sounds are great. This amp covers every era of Marshall amps. I got the 50w 2x12" combo & it has plenty of power. I'd recommend this to anyone who needs a portable amp & wants that Marshall tone. Great amp!

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        5.0

        I would buy this amp again

        By I Love Gibsons

        from Jefferson City, MO

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Marshall JVM Series JVM205C 50W 2x12 Tube Combo Amp:

            Unless the tone varies from amp to amp on these, I don't see how anyone can say this amp doesn't sound great. I'm not going to pretend to be an amp guru on here, but I've been around and this thing really sounds good, Really good, it impressed me and my band members. We play a variety of older classic rock to some modern rock and a little metal and I needed to cover a lot of ground and this amp does it. The cleans are good, wouldn't put it up against a Fender Twin, but good, and you will need a noise gate for the orange and red OD, but that doesn't cost much. Just a really flexible amp. I would defiantly recommend this.

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            (6 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            I sent it back

            By Geoff

            from Goshen, IN

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            Ask me a question

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                  Comments about Marshall JVM Series JVM205C 50W 2x12 Tube Combo Amp:

                  The tone is just not there. And for nearly $2000, one would expect a useable tone. I took a chance and ordered one of these because of the glowing "tone" reviews. But I guess tone is in the ear of the beholder. I didn't hear it. Sounded thin, tinny and small and cheap.

                  I put this amp next to my Fender Deluxe Reverb and A-B'd them. My hope was to dial in a dirty sound to switch back and forth. I knew right away that I couldn't go on stage with the Marshall. The Fender sounds 3-D. You feel it all around. It's full and rich and just "there." The Marshall sounded cheap by comparison.

                  Yes, I know they are two totally different voiced amps. And yes, I realize the Marshall is a modeling amp. But for $2000, you could get a Rivera combo that would totally smoke this amp in tonal quality.

                  I really appreciate Musicians Friend's customer support. They were totally cool about me returning it and even paid for the shipping. They will eventually get that money back from me in the future.

                  Bottom line... $2000 is what you'd pay for a boutique amp. So I would advise buying a boutique if you are gonna spend this kind of coin. I didn't find any useable tones.

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  If you want 1 amp, this is it.

                  By willow1210

                  from Old Tappan, NJ

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Really Clean And Dirty

                  Cons

                  • Came With Defective Cable
                  • Rattles A Little Bit

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Marshall JVM Series JVM205C 50W 2x12 Tube Combo Amp:

                  I was looking for really clean sound, and I happened to try this amp in a club and decided to buy one. My Fender Stratocaster through the clean channel sounds heavenly like a Dire Straits tune. I also have Gibson ES339, and it sounds equally great, picking up all the nuances of respective guitars. I personally like the Gibson through my Fender Blues Jr. amp better though.

                  But if you want just 1 amp, I'd pick this Marshall. From the clean to dirty, it just handles it really well. I don't even feel the need for any external pedals. Just plug in and start playing.

                  I originally purchased an used one, but it turned out to be defective. But it wasn't a hassle at all to exchange it to a new one, thanks to great customer service at Musicians Friend. The new one came with a defective cable to the foot pedal, and Musician's Friend ship a new cable the same day I made the call.

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Low Quality for the price.

                  By Paul

                  from Laredo

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Feedback
                  • Poor Sound Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Marshall JVM Series JVM205C 50W 2x12 Tube Combo Amp:

                  One disappointment was some cosmetic damage from shipping. The mesh has a slight puncture. The original box is inadequate for shipping. The low quality labor here in Laredo is probably to blame. The Pedal's default settings are ok but I am unable to figure out how to customize it. That may be my fault but the instructions are about useless. The feedback in the orange and red is the worst I've ever heard. Even at low volume there's a loud hum. It's a good amp despite this but for the price Id look at something else.

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                  (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Marshall JVM205C

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Marshall JVM Series JVM205C 50W 2x12 Tube Combo Amp:

                  I used this amp in a local music store and it was by far one of the greatest amps i have ever played through. The tone was great. I was expecting it to be made for more AC/DC rock type stuff (not a very heavy sound or enough distortion for heavy metal) but when i plugged it in it was perfect. This amp is great for anything. I highly suggest this amp.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great amp!

                  By es137

                  from Calgary, AB

                  Comments about Marshall JVM Series JVM205C 50W 2x12 Tube Combo Amp:

                  I purchased this amp several weeks ago and I am very happy with it. It is extremely versatile and can go from really good cleans to filthy distortion and basically every famous Marshall sound in Between. At first I had a bit of trouble figuring out the footswitch, but that could just be me. I also found the price very reasonable for a good quality amp.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My favorite amp!

                  By Redtabby

                  from Reno, NV

                  Comments about Marshall JVM Series JVM205C 50W 2x12 Tube Combo Amp:

                  This amp is simply freakin' sweet! Great tone and awesome Marshall sound in a easy to use combo. The control layout is intuitive and easy to work with. The programmable footswitch is handy to have. The range of sound this amp produces is great. Only drawback is the sucker is heavy so lift carefully!

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                  (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  SOLID!!!

                  By JPRAT

                  from Dallas

                  Comments about Marshall JVM Series JVM205C 50W 2x12 Tube Combo Amp:

                  I traded my line 6 bogner half-stack for this baby!!!I use my Gibson studio deluxe with this amp.Pro's - First and foremost...Great clean and distortion sounds/tones. You can dial up jazz sounds to heavy metal. Incredible!. It just has that warm-brown sound as compared to my Line6...for both clean and distortion. If you want to run an extension cab from it you can. It has lots of variations to choose from. Probably won't need to...this thing has plenty of volume. It's heavy and solid...watch your back!Con's - picked up the floor model...'cause that's the only one the store had...got it home and started jammin on it and I noticed a rattling sound coming from inside the amp when I would play a G note. Took it back...the guy took it apart to find that one of the preamp tubes was shaking...replaced it but it didn't fix the problem so they gave me a new one in the box. No problems now. Also, the channel switching buttons seem a little cheap...like they are a little loose. The footswitch that comes with it...I wish the switches were just a little further apart. When playing live and your jammin' it's easy to hit the switch next to it so you have to be a little careful. And i have to get used to switching between channels coming from a Line 6...which switches right on the money...with this footswitch it's just different...seems like there's just a little delay...probably just due to the fact I'm not used to the footswitch buttons.Direct out - when I tried using the direct out line for recording...the mic cable wouldn't fit...the plug is recessed a little deeper than normal...my buddy had a extension for the cable and then it worked.Overall - Love the amp. sounds great. Just a solid combo with great vintage celestions. Has just a few small flaws that may not bother some . The more I play with it the more I love it. I've tried Line 6, Peavey, and Fender combo's...but I always come back to Marshall.

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