Marshall DSL5CR - Good amp for home use?

Derektruckz

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I want to buy the Marshall DSL5CR amplifier for home use (apartment) i know that tube amps are much louder than solid state amps volume wise, And i cant play too loud because my wife always gets angry at me when i turn up the volume on my shitty 15 peavy watt amp. Will it shake the downstairs neighbors windows when i turn the vol up a bit? lol. So what's your general opinion about the amp? Do you like it or you suggest me to get another tube amp from a different brand? thx! does it come with a footswitch too? :dude: Will it compliment my 61' SG and LP?
 

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i wouldn't worry too much about it, any tube amp is gonna be quite loud for home use. If you have other people in nearby rooms or downstairs neighbors, they will hear it. I learned that lesson when I got the Marshall 1 watt and got noise complaints. If you have your heart set on a marshall or any particular type of amp, I suggest getting it and getting an attenuator.
 

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It's not that they are louder. Watts are the same between tube amps and solid state. The difference is that solid state amps are usually capped out to not exceed over their "clean" headroom because anything after that will sound unpleasant. Tube amps are generally rated for their clean headroom, but they can output additional watts on top of that.

I don't think you'll hear much of a difference volume-wise between your solid state amp and the Marshall though depending on how they rate each of them.

You should be fine though. I can play my DSL40 on max power mode at low volumes no problem.
 

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OK i understand... I just sold my previous amp and i really want to get this particular amp. havent played for a few weeks since i've sold it.
theres no buzzing issues and such with this amps right? enough for some classic rock- blues and have a nice sparkly clean too?
 

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The DSL5CR is the perfect at home Marshall imo. You’ll get done really nice tube tones at manageable volumes. But you won’t be able to turn it up much,....cause it’s phucking loud for 5 watts and you’ll hear from your wife! :D

On the other hand it does have a 1watt setting, (but that’s loud too though),....but your wife may not mind because it’ll sound better than your Peavey!! :agreed:
 


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