Marshall JVM Guitar Amplifier Half Stack with JVM205H Head and JCM1960A Cabinet

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Expand on the already amazing Marshall tone with this all-valve Marshall half-stack. You get a slew of accessible tones.

The JVM Series from Marshall is the most comprehensive range of professional, all-valve amplifiers ever offered. No other multi-channel, multi-mode amplifier delivers the amazing all-valve tone offered by the JVM at any price. Multiple, all-valve voicings provide an amazing array of tones which are accessible from the front-panel switches, MIDI or via the revolutionary technology of the supplied footswitch. Hailed as a breakthrough in amplification by the world's
guitar press, the JVM Series offers a powerstage built on the peerless EL34 designs responsible for the legendary Marshall roar.

The JVM4 range delivers an enormous arsenal of valve tone with vast flexibility, while the JVM2 range is its logical evolutionary partner, delivering JVM's sophisticated functionality in a refined format. Handbuilt with pride and meticulously tested in Marshall's world famous British factory, the JVM range comes in a variety of models to suit every guitarist.

Outstanding Tone

The JVM Series uses a carefully designed, 4 x ECC83 pre-amp stage to generate the desired amount of gain, from the cleanest, yet complex, clean imaginable to a vast palette of overdrives that range from sophisticated and subtle to explosive and extreme. Boasting a truly amazing array of instantly switchable sounds, overflowing with harmonically rich tones and responsive fluidity, every JVM mode exudes that unmistakable Marshall sound and expands on it, effectively offering multiple Marshalls in one easy-to-use package. read more

Ultimate Flexibility

Each totally independent JVM channel offers three footswitchable modes which progressively add gain while offering a complimentary tonal topology, making the JVM the perfect amplifier for any situation.

The JVM's layout is simple and uncompromising with dedicated Gain, 3-band EQ, Volume and Reverb for each channel. The Master section, featuring Dual Master Volumes, Resonance and Presence, finishes the concise layout, making each JVM a familiar "old friend" that's intuitive to use. Even with its programmability, multiple channels and modes plus switchable Reverb, FX Loop and Master Volume, each JVM is incredibly easy to navigate and understand.

Seamless, Silent Switching

The onboard logic ensures swift silent-switching and remembers the position of each front panel switch in every mode: Reverb (on/off), FX Loop (on/off) and Master Volume (1 or 2). When returning to any mode, switch settings will be exactly as you left them, even after you've powered the amp down. This groundbreaking technology combined with revolutionary footswitch technology, plus MIDI switching capabilities, add even further to the JVM's already incredible flexibility.

Ultimate Control and Connectivity

Every JVM is supplied with a fully programmable footswitch. This revolutionary, patent-pending technology allows single front panel switching (Switch Store) or entire set-ups (Preset Store - Channel/Mode, Reverb, FX Loop, Master Volume) to be simply assigned to any footswitch...or, even cooler, a mix 'n' match of both modes. Housed in a rugged metal casing with blank panels on its surface which allow the user to label the pedal exactly as they want, the JVM pedal has no restrictive factory set-ups or functionality barriers, plus it's a breeze to program. The multi-colored LEDs reflect every front panel switch status so you know exactly where you are, in the heat of a performance, without the need to glance at the amplifier itself.

The JVM's MIDI In and Thru connection means it can easily be integrated in a MIDI switching set-up, allowing you to store and recall 128 amplifier set-ups and enabling your MIDI effects board to easily control the amp. With its built-in memory and switching options the possibilities are endless!

Studio-Quality Reverb

The onboard, studio quality Digital Reverb is routed in parallel (ensuring no digital degradation of the direct signal) and mixed with the direct signal by means of a valve. Specifically developed for the JVM, the Reverb retains signal clarity in its tail and low noise, analogue switching allows it to decay naturally when switching the effect off or changing channels. In addition, when the Reverb is switched off, it is totally removed from the circuit.

Effective Control

Each JVM boasts two FX Loops that live on its rear panel. A footswitchable Parallel/Series Loop with Level and Mix controls plus a Series Loop with a Bypass switch. Combine the JVM with a MIDI FX processor and a MIDI footswitch and the sky's the limit!

Silence is Golden

When on Standby, the JVM's emulated XLR output is fully operational, allowing you to record in total silence, a godsend for those late night recording sessions.

The Tone of the Cone

Speakers aren't just there to move air, they're an integral part of an amplifier's tonal voice. To that end, all JVM heads have been designed to be sonically complimented by every single one of Marshall's vast array of 4x12" and 2x12" cabinet offerings.

In the case of the 2x12" JVM combos, after exhaustive testing of every speaker available, all agreed that the pairing of a Marshall/Celestion 'Heritage' with a Marshall/Celestion 'Vintage' was the only way to go as the combination produces a fantastic depth and breadth of sound while maintaining a tight, musical response and a solid low-end thump. In the case of the 50 Watt 1x12" combo, a Celestion G12B delivers a full, wide sound that is much "bigger" than the JVM215C's compact size would suggest.

Building a better Marshall

Every JVM is made at the Marshall factory in the heart of England. Time-tested craftsmanship and construction are combined with advances in manufacturing technology, ensuring world-class build quality and roadworthiness.

Internally, the JVM circuitry and layout has been kept as simple and logical as possible, ensuring the integrity of the guitar tone and an incredibly low noise-floor for such a high gain beast. Four, double-sided PCBs are used and
connections are kept to a minimum to ensure maximum reliability. Only the best components are used to ensure very high quality and all of the internal wiring and amplifier assembly is performed by hand. Strict quality controls ensure every unit made is worthy of the world-renowned and respected white script Marshall logo. Meticulous valve selection adds further to the all-important tone and reliability that are both synonymous with the Marshall

JCM1960A Cabinet

The 1960A is switchable from mono [4 or 16 Ohms] to stereo [8 Ohms per side], and is equipped with Celestion G12T-75 speakers.

The highest quality woodwork includes the "corner locking" of each and every joint. This helps give Marshall cabinets the incredible strength and durability, which has become as legendary as the Marshall sound itself.

Heavy-duty Grab Handles are fitted to all Marshall cabinets. Their tough, ergonomic recessed casing design gives easy access to the bar of the handle without affecting the cabinet's smooth lines.

No sharp metal edges or rough fittings - the smooth ABS plastic Marshall corner fits perfectly and offers excellent protection to all 8 cabinet corners.
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JVM205H Details
- Output (RMS): 50 Watts
- Speakers: No
- Pre-amp Valves: 4 x ECC83
- Power Amp Valves: 1 x ECC83, 2 x EL34
- Footswitch (Supplied): PEDL-00045
- Dimensions (Millimeters): 730 x 310 x 215
- Weight: 17.5 kg, 38.6 lbs

1960A Details
- Black grille cloth
- White piping
- Black elephant grain vinyl
- Speaker: 4 x 12 in. G12T-75
- Power: 300 watt
- Impedance: 4 or 16 ohms mono/8 ohms stereo
- Dimensions: 760 x 830 x 360mm
- Weight: 36.4 kg

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-877-6863

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted August 18, 2018 by Bill Hannum in Philadelphia, PA

"Marshall jvm205h halfstack"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Ok I have had this amplifier for a week now got the jvm205h Half Stack package. This is the perfect amplifier for my needs I love the fact that it is 50 Watts. This amp sounds good at lower volumes as well. The EQ is very good and this amp was easy to dial in the crunch mode on the clean Channel is awesome sounds great with a tube screamer in front of it although you don't need it on the overdrive Channel that Amber or orange mode is all the gain I will ever need. And to my surprise this amplifier has a very very good clean Channel. This thing takes pedals very well in the front. The effects Loop is the best I have ever used on an amplifier with the ability to mix it into the signal. I have read on some forums online that the jvm had a thin sound. I beg to differ this amp is very mid-range and has a good bottom end plenty of thump. This amplifier is everything Marshall claims it to be I'm very happy with this purchase. zZounds gave me a great deal on this and their payment plan allowed me to get the amplifier in my hands now. I have bought many expensive products from zZounds this way that I otherwise would not have been able 2 get without forking over a ton of cash up front and the great thing is is that there is no interest just can't beat it man. There is no reason not to have the gear that you need or want. I will only give manufacturer support 3 stars because I don't know how it is I have never had to call Marshall on any of their amplifiers I've ever had. The jvm 205 Half read more Stack package is a great deal this is the best bang for the dollar as far as a Half Stack goes worth every penny of it man zZounds is awesome company very easy to deal with and I will probably be purchasing gear from them until lunch time the day I die LMAO. But seriously I couldn't be happier with this amp

Musical Background:
Semi pro

Musical Style:
Blues Classic rock Hardrock
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