Marshall AST1C Astoria Classic Combo
The Marshall Astoria AST1-C combo is a single channel amp that will provide you with a clean, loud valve tone.
The Marshall Astoria range has an appealing retro look but with some state of the art tech at its heart. As with all of the Marshall Astoria combos the AST-1C has the control panel on the top of the cabinet reminiscent of the vintage Marshall combos. Marshall have used quality components in the construction of these amps which gives them a reliably solid feel. These amps are very much aimed at the gigging musician with their no nonsense look and leather strap carry handles they will be able to continue to deliver night after night.
Born and raised in Bletchley, England Marshall really have cracked the code with these amps. Their high quality hand-wired construction transfers directly to tone. This amp boasts a 30W output through a Celestion Creamback custom voice speaker. The Astoria has an ECC83 (12AX7) preamp, GZ34 rectification, and a KT66 output stage, which is cathode biased.
All Astoria amps and cabs feature colour-coded, vintage-style ‘Plexiglas’ Marshall logo badges inspired by the rare ‘oxblood’ logo badge used for a very short time in the mid ‘60s, and are covered with coloured vinyl: Blue & Cream for Dual, Red & Cream for Custom and Green & Cream for Classic.
The Astoria Classic will appeal to purists who want clean, authentic all-valve tone, and to boutique pedal enthusiasts who will find it the perfect pure-valve foundation for their sound.
The Power Reduction pull switch drops the amplifier’s output power from 30 Watts to 5 Watts, which produces softer tones and a less ‘in your face’ sound.
The Sensitivity control optimises the sensitivity of the preamp by controlling its negative feedback. It increases or decreases gain without changing the output impedance of the first stage. This means that tonal integrity is preserved regardless of where the Sensitivity control level is set.
Edge makes the overall characteristic sound of the amplifier brighter or darker. To achieve this, it cuts high frequencies between the phase splitter and the power valves. Edge is a power stage function with a similar effect to a traditional presence control. Note that he higher the Master volume level, the more pronounced the Edge function will become. The Astoria Classic combo is loaded with a single 12″ custom-voiced Celestion Creamback speaker
The AST1-112 is an optional matching speaker cabinet for the Astoria Classic head or for the Astoria Classic combo as an extension cabinet. This colour-matched mono 1 x 12″ cab is loaded with the same custom-voiced Celestion Creamback that’s in the combo.PRODUCT SPEC GENERAL MODEL NAME ASTORIA CLASSIC RANGE ASTORIA TECHNOLOGY VALVE CHANNELS 1 FEATURES ELECTRONICS WATTAGE 30W INPUTS HI/LO (HI provides +6dB Sensitivity) CONTROLS MASTER, SENSITIVITY, TREBLE, MIDDLE, BASS, EDGE SPEAKERS SIZE 1 x 12" OUTPUT POWER 75W NAME CELESTION CREAMBACK IMPEDANCE 4 / 8 / 16 Ohm VALVES PRE AMP VALVES 3 x ECC83 (12AX7) POWER AMP VALVES 2 x KT66 ACCESSORIES FOOTSWITCH NONE CABLES POWER DIMENSIONS HEAD WEIGHT (KG) 16.5 HEAD DIMENSIONS in mm (W x H x D) 600 x 290 x 230 COMBO WEIGHT (KG) 27.5 COMBO DIMENSIONS in mm (W x H x D) 600 x 540 x 260 CAB WEIGHT (KG) 17 CAB DIMENSIONS in mm (W x H x D) 600 x 530 x 260 OTHER VALVE RECTIFIER SENSITIVITY CONTROL
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Category Stereo Amplifiers Colour No Brand Marshall MPN AST1C EAN 5030463351154 Condition New Amplifier for Electric Guitar Amp Kind of Amplifier Combo Amp Power 30 Watts Speakers Config. 1 x 12" iOS Compatible No Manufacturer Marshall Product Tags guitar amp Combo, guitar Combo amp, guitar Combo amplifier, guitar amplifier Combo