Marshall Origin Series Amplifiers

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  1. johan.b

    johan.b Well-Known Member

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    ..I've listened several times to the demo. .i get the feel they stepped back a few decades and took a different path on evolving Steve Grindrod's epic 2203 preamp design...i must say i like what i hear..
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    MonstersOfTheMidway Well-Known Member

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    Origin50H looks promising. Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see a owner's manual/handbook. I was hoping there would be one with some suggested settings; it would be a nice change from the most Marshall owner's manual/handbooks which didn't offer suggested settings (and just maybe cut down on some of the "suggested settings" and "how do I get ___ tone" threads around here. Anyways, I'd like to hear it in person to be sure, but Origin50H looks promising.

    Origin50C also looks promising. Question: does anyone have experience with on-board speakers described in the specs as Celestion G12N-60 Midnight 60? Doesn't sound bad in the demo, but not sure he's demoing the Origin50 because he talks about Celestion V-type speaker. Anyhow, hearing it in person will be best, but perhaps someone familiar with Celestion G12N-60 Midnight 60 can give a quick impression? Thanks.
     
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    Yea... never heard any of these speakers before. Can't wait to try in person for sure!
     
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    "repackaged" or not if the price is right I will be buying one. The Astoria's are out of my budget.
     
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    I know it's minor and superficial, but I would have greatly preferred a line of piping across the middle on the front like classic Marshall. The Origin head looks like a nicer version of the original run of Blackstar HT heads.
     
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    Yup, when I saw the description I thought the same.

    Instead, of a PPMV it has power scaling. Should be able to get into power tube distortion at lower levels instead of just PI distortion.

    EL34s will satisfy more people than KT66s and make it easier to sell, but with stepped power scaling they probably use cathode bias like the mini Jubilee, so will probably take both.

    Instead of high/low dynamic ranges on a foot switch it just has a pull boost, so people are less likely to think of it as a channel switcher. or misuse it as such.

    The tilt knob will probably be easier to use for many than the body/detail knobs of the VM.

    I really like the small box plexi head shell sizes and cosmetics.

    Could be.
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I kinda like the styling, but I have never been a real fan of 'top-loader' amps.

    Too bad there is no extension cab styled like the Origin. THAT would be cool...
     
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    Anyone "in the know" have any idea if the 20 is a single EL-34 or if both the 20 and 50 are dual EL-34s but at different voltages with different iron?

    The point of the question is that a single EL-34 might be cathode-biased as well.
     
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    Yes I'am in.
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I think the only one that strays from the 2X EL34 design is the 5W version...
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    This is why I am interested in the head version, Marshall has never hit a home run in the combo speaker game...
     
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    Credit where it's due, I think this is much more in line with what people have been wanting from Marshall and they have delivered(design wise anyways). Will how it sounds in person. I have always said the perfect Marshall would be the vintage modern but based on el34 instead of kt66. Tilt is a great idea. Well done.

    Some feedback though...the thin origin type font is more in line with their cheaper run amps. Would have liked to have seen a thick jcm style model name. Just me though.
     
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    OHHHHHHH!!!!!!!........F*** ME!!!! I'm agonizing over pre-ordering the ORI50H.:hmm::scratch:
    Still got the SW page open in another window.:facepalm:
    I'm really wanting to wait to hear some real life, regular player demos and input first.:wallbash:
    If it can sound the way the 2555x, 4104, JVM 205H and DSL50 already do, then whats the point?
    I HATE GAS!!!:pissed:
     
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    And they are. $650 for the 50w head @ Sweetwater
     
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    Me likes this new line of Origin, its kinda like a new modernized take on the old Plexis. And for the de os, they really sound like it.

    Would like to try.
     
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    $650 for the 50 watt head is incredibly cheap and 26 pounds is very light for a 50 watt head. Its almost too good to be true. Anyone else get the feeling given the low cost and light weight that there is some kind of SS stuff going on inside? Similar to Blackstar's HT Club 50 tube amps? I see some very eerie similarities.
     
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    Finally!! They made a small combo Vintage Modern!!! I can probably retire my 100w beast for this small portable combo! Awesome Marshall thank you. Pre Ordering now!
     
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    I'm interested in the 50c.
     
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    Will the Origin 50 nail jcm800 sounds or is it dialed for plexi sounds?
     
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