Marshall DSL1CR 1-Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier Combo

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  • Diminuitive combo that delivers a mighty sonic assault
  • Legendary Marshall tones with digital reverb on tap
  • Switchable output power takes this down to 0.5 Watts
  • Two channels to play with - classic gain and ultra-gain
  • Switchable output power for saturated tones at any level
  • Effects loop enables external FX or processors to be integrated
  • Footswitchable effects loop and gain boost for hands-free control
  • Aux input and emulated output for headphone practise or recording
  • Includes Marshall PEDL-90011 and detachable power cable


The Marshall DSL1CR 1-Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier Combo is an amazing little combo that punches well above its weight and is befitting of the Marshall logo. From the sparkling cleans to aggressive overdriven snarl, the DSL1CR is great for those seeking a versatile combo that is great for practise and recording at home or on the road. Boasting built-in studio quality digital reverb, and a series FX Loop for integrating additional outboard effects processors, you have everything needed to hit the ground running.

Classic Marshall tones

The DSL1CR is honoured with an all-valve complement, which gives the amp a mighty output in a diminuitive size. In the pre-amp you'll find a pair of ECC83 valves, which generate an enviable energy infused with warmth. In the power amp you'll find an ECC82 valve, which delivers the output with a generous punch.

Front panel control

The classic gold front panel control layout offers ready access to a bevy of tone shaping options. There are two channels to choose from using the Channel Select button, Classic Gain and Ultra Gain. The Classic Gain channel features a Volume pot and delivers the coveted aggression of a JCM800 amp. The Ultra-Gain channel features a Volume pot, and an additional Gain pot to really ramp up the juice, perfect for those who like to take their tones to the extreme.

Both channels benefit from the passive EQ section, with Bass/Middle/Treble controls for selectively shaping specific frequency bands. The corresponding Tone Shift button reconfigures the pre-amp mid frequencies when activated, making it perfect for metal styles, and a great addition to this high gain monster.

Rear panel connectivity

Across the rear panel you'll find a selection of connections that open up the amp. As well as the 1 x 16 Ohm speaker cabinet, you'll find an FX Loop Send and Return for connecting external FX processors. The Emulated-Out jack provides a line level output for headphones or connecting to a mixer. The emulated output has been designed using Softube-designed studio cab emulation. You can rest assured that your headphone/recording signal offers the utmost fidelity for practise or recording.

Celestion Eight-15

The Marshall DSL1CR Combo is equipped with a Celestion Eight-15 speaker, which translates the sweet tones of the amp beautifully. The breadth and depth of your tone is delivered with vigour, and for such a low output you'll be dazzled by the crystal-clear clarity of the DSL1CR. From thick low-end through bouncing mids to searing highs, the Eight-15 will do you proud.

Classic Marshall design

The Marshall DSL1CR 1-Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier Combo adheres to the classic black and gold Marshall design we've all come to know and love. The solid enclosure is covered in hardwearing black tolex and black corner braces. The gold front panel complements the brilliant white Marshall logo.

ModelDSL1CR 1-Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier Combo
Dimensions (H x W x D) 340 x 360 x 215 mm
Channels2, Ultra Gain and Classic Gain
Output wattage1w with optional power reduction to 0.1w
Connectivity Inputs: 1 x 1/4-inch instrument jack, 1 x 3.5mm jack aux in, footswitch
Outputs: 1 x 1/4-inch jack speaker output, 16 Ohms load only, 1 x 3.5mm jack emulated line out
ControlsClassic gain channel with volume, ultra-gain channel with gain and volume control, channel select switch, tone shift switch, treble, middle, bass, reverb and power reduction option
Effects loopYes, Send/Return
Speaker configuration1 x 8-inch
Speaker modelCelestion G8C-15 "Eight-15" (15w, 16 Ohms)
Unit impedance16 Ohms
Pre-amp valves2 x ECC83
Power amp valves1 x ECC82
Included Accessories PEDL-90011 Footswitch
Detachable power cable
Posted on 27/12/2019 by This was my first small valve amp, having owned a DSL40 over a decade ago. I have been really pleased with what has proven to be a magnificent little amp with just as much bark as it has bite. I have found it to have plenty of clean punch on the classic channel and a real snarl when maxed out on the ultra gain channel. All in fantastic bang for your buck.

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