The Marshall 2525C Mini Silver Jubilee 20 Watt Guitar Amplifier Combo is a powerful little workhorse that boasts an enviable pedigree. The team at Marshall's factory in Bletchley, England, took their inspiration from the 2555X amp in their own hallowed Marshall museum - itself based on the sacred Silver Jubilee 25/50 that was originally released in 1987 to celebrate 25 years of Marshall Amplification, and 50 years of Jim Marshall being in the music industry. The 2525C crams astonishing power into a portable combo that allows your tones to sing with perfection wherever your music takes you.
Though it may be delightfully compact in stature, the elegant circuitry that lies within is capable of producing a rapturous blast. Boasting a preamp valve complement that consists of a trio of ECC83, which are more than happy to rustle up some searing tonal energy. Then in the power amp stage, a pair of EL34 valves delivers a huge amount of projection. If you're wondering whether or a 20-watt output will be enough for a small to medium gig, simply plug in, turn up, and the amp will dutifully oblige.
For when you'd rather do some playing at home - and don't fancy making enemies of your neighbours -, the output can be switched to a less anti-social 5-watt output. If its smooth tones at a level that is acceptable for practising along with your favourite songs too, and simply jamming with your other members on your band, then the low output control is heaven sent.
Celestion G12M-25 Speaker
The 2525C is fitted with a Celestion G12M-25 12-inch speaker, specifically for its broad mid-range attack and restrained top-end that gives it a forceful attack. You can rest assured that the punchiness of the amp's high gain energy is translated smoothly, but with enough bite and snarl to guarantee that the ferocity of your playing with be projected articulately.
Front panel controls
Across the front panel you'll find the Presence, Bass, Middle, and Treble controls, which are followed by the Output Master and Lead Master level pots, and finally the Input Gain pot. Here you can shape and mould your tone to suit, taking it from sweet cleans to a blistering high gain.
The Input Gain pot is also pull switch that activates Rhythm Clip mode, which provides heavier, and far more driven tones. The Lead Channel is selected by using the push/pull function of the Output Master control - but can also be activated using the supplied footswitch.
Rear panel connectivity
Across the rear panel you'll find a range of connections that includes: independent speaker outputs; a frequency compensated line level output for sending a direct feed into slave amps or a mixing console; the footswitch connection; the FX Loop Send and Return jacks for connecting your external FX units.
Resilient Marshall build quality
As you'd expect from the team at Marshall, this amp is built like a tank. The wooden enclosure is absolutely solid, so if you're looking for a reliable little workhorse to gig with then you're in luck. As the name would suggest, a Silver pattern adorns the outside of the cabinet rather than the usual black, complementing the aesthetic of this combo perfectly. As ever, the instantly recognisable Marshall logo is proudly displayed across the front grille.
Manufacturer Marshall Model 2525H Mini Silver Jubilee 20 Watt Guitar Amplifier Combo Dimensions (H x W x D) 475 x 490 x 280 mm Weight 19kg Power (RMS) 20 Watts Channels 2 Inputs 1 Controls INPUT GAIN (PULL RHYTHM CLIP), LEAD MASTER, OUTPUT MASTER, TREBLE, MIDDLE, BASS, PRESENCE, HIGH/LOW OUTPUT SWITCH Valves Pre Amp: 3 x ECC83 Power Amp: 2 x EL34 Speaker Celestion G12M-25 Finish Silver Included Accessories PEDL-90003 Power and Speaker Cables
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