New Marshall CODE digital amp series

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  1. blues_n_cues

    blues_n_cues Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    no rack unit coming.:noplease:

    for Jazz Hands- what makes MIDI so expensive for an amp when every $150 audio interface & $59 dollar Walmart Casio keyboard has it? :scratch:

    no rack verion
    no MIDI
    not stereo
    EXT speaker jack (head) is 4ohm...

    if the foot controller (PEDL-91010 INCLUDED, PEDL-91009 AVAILABLE SEPERATELY) although I guess the PEDL-91009 one will have more features but will be expensive.
    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PEDL90008

    nope,keep working on it or come up w/ a "Pro" version/variation.
    I do see a work around for (live use) the combos & ext pwr amp/dual ext. speakers but that involves keeping an audio interface in your rack/road gear & any external rack gear would have to go AFTER the amp.:hmm:

    gtr>CODE>A.I.>rack fx((stereo outs))>pwr amp>cabs
     
  2. Nudge68

    Nudge68 Well-Known Member

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    I just watched the Marshall features overview. If you were in the market for this type of thing (plethora of sounds in one box), you'd be hard pressed to beat it at the price point IMHO.

    Clever stuff, well done Marshall :applause:
     
  3. Frodebro

    Frodebro Well-Known Member

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    Remember, these are solid state. That means that you can run any impedance that is four ohms or greater. That also means that if you plug it into a 16 ohm cab the output is going to be around 40 watts or so.
     
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    Now that's funny!
     
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    big dooley Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    more like 25 watt, double the impedance is half the power as a rule of thumb
     
  6. keennay

    keennay Well-Known Member

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    If the Marshall CODE series is more versatile than the Peavey Vypyr VIP 2 (which I own) then I'll get one. I need a smaller solid-state amp with a decent headphone out for apartment use, and the Peavey beat most of the others I've sampled including those from Yamaha & Line 6. The Blackstar ID Core series almost got me there but didn't have as wide a variety of amp modelers as the Peavey Vypyrs, especially in the under $250 range.

    It wouldn't surprise me at all if the Marshall product & marketing teams took a peak at the forum every once in a while for ideas. Maybe if we type "JMD2" enough times... ;)
     
  7. johan.b

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    Thats the world we live in today and the reason i got out of pro audio repair business a number of years ago. ..get used to it....
    ..and technology moves so fast today it doesn't make sense to build something that lasts for decades. Something better will come along in a year or two, making this product redundant.
    Good to see Marshall is on the train and not left at the station though..
    j
     
  8. MKB

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    After a bit more pondering, and maybe this is wishful thinking, but there was a comment earlier about the Code having midi over USB. That feature is getting quite common now with some keyboards, as well as current Line 6 footswitches. This implies that you could take a midi over USB keyboard or footswitch and use it with the Code to switch presets and the like.

    And we have not seen a midi implementation chart for the Code yet, it's possible that many of its controls can be manipulated via midi over USB. So you might be able to program say a Line 6 FBV2 series footswitch and use it over midi to control all sorts of stuff on the Code, which would make it very versatile in live use.

    And this is another stretch, but if the Code is designed as such and has the capabilities to handle Class Compliant USB devices, you might be able to plug a Class Compliant midi interface into the USB jack of the Code and get midi jacks that way. This is a trick you can do with the Zoom MS series effects, and multiple companies make USB midi 5 pin midi converters for just this reason.

    If we are really lucky, and one was able to dream a bit, Marshall would have designed the Code to accept a class compliant audio interface as well. That would mean you could plug in a $30 or so USB class compliant audio interface into the Code, and have a high quality direct out. Yet another thing implied if the Code is able to send audio over USB to say a DAW.

    All this above is conjecture and wishful thinking, but the USB over midi implies you can simply add 5 pin midi to the Code with a class compliant converter. This is common with many other products. It would be fun to have a Code and try all this out.

    If anyone is at NAMM and can talk to a Marshall product specialist, please ask them if the Code will accept Class Compliant midi and audio interfaces. That would tell the tale. If it does, the Code just got a LOT more attractive for professional use.
     
  9. Mystic38

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    This, in spades..

    I think some folk need to put into perspective an amp that is 40% cheaper than the MG series

    They will sell a bunch, and even with 5 tube amps, and several pedals more expensive than these amps, i can easily see one CODE in my living room.

     
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    I have not seen the CODE rear panel.. however, i suspect the CODE has a USB DEVICE port (the "square" one) .. and in order to access a class compliant USB midi or audio interface you would need a USB HOST port (that rectangular flat one), plus of course the system to support it.

    there are workaorunds, like the iConnectMIDI that will do just that, but wanted to prevent an unnecessary tangent occurring regrading USB connectivity :)...

     
  11. blues_n_cues

    blues_n_cues Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    it has a USB port right there on the faceplate.
     
  12. chuckharmonjr

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    Sweetwater is the only one I see so far offering pre-buy. Its on the combos only. Talked to a guy there who said the heads and footswitches won't be available until at least September. Their pre-buy price is $250 for the 50w combo. Getting real tempted here.
     
  13. pedecamp

    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    CODE Plus :naughty:
     
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    The Ozzk Well-Known Member

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    Exactly... grab and go. Sh¡t, for $250 I'll leave it in my car and be ready to go in a sec!:yesway:
     
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    Your bandmates will hate you though! :lol:


    j/k
     
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    The Ozzk Well-Known Member

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    Probably... :squint:


    No/jk
    :lol::lol:
     
  17. solarburnDSL50

    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member

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    Grab and go is good but I'm not confident the 50 watt ss power will suffice unmiced at rehearsals. It's a concern. Pushing it may cause tone degradation.

    Recording not an issue of course.
     
  18. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I recall my old Peavey something SS was 65 watts and it was plenty for a rehearsal, unless you play very loud.
     
  19. Australian

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    It cracks me up though. Marshall release exactly what people have been asking for- Silver Jubilees, and a "JVM2". But they're still not happy about it. Santiago must want to stand on a hill with a machine gun and Rambo the s"hhit out of this forum. :scratch:
     
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    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member

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    Well it depends on the amp. I've had them vary rated at the same wattage and most fall off tone wise at a bit over half volume. I hope it projects well at 50. Course speaker efficientcy helps or hurts depending on what they're rated.
     

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