The Marshall JVM Half Stack combines the JVM205H head along with a JCM1960A cabinet to give you the iconic look, feel and sound that you have been looking for.
This built-in England amplifier provides multiple all-valve voicings that are accessible from the front-panel switches, MIDI or via the revolutionary technology of the supplied footswitch. The JVM205H also features a studio quality digital reverb, two effects loops, silent recording capability, and two master volumes giving you a vast array of footswitchable tones.
Marshall JVM205H Features
- All-valve design with hand selected valves for premium performance 5xECC83 and 2xEL34
- Two totally independent, footswitchable channels - Clean/Crunch and OD
- Six footswitchable modes - three per channel
- Two footswitchable Master Volumes
- Studio quality, footswitchable Digital Reverb
- Reverb controls for each channel
- Two FX Loops, one footswitchable
- Critically-acclaimed Speaker Emulated DI (XLR)
- Silent Recording capability
- Revolutionary 4-way footswitch with memory
- Seamless switching
- Five footswitch LEDs allow instant visualisation
- Built-in switch memory for each of the six modes
- MIDI programmable control for all switches
- Built in England
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.
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, as 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. It’s multi-coloured 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.
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.
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 the latest 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 legend.
Marshall Speaker Cabinets
The only choice for serious musicians. Nothing compares to Marshall cabinets in terms of awesome tone and projection. Both visually and aurally, Marshall 4x12 cabs are indeed 'the business!'
Great sound and looks however are not everything. Many years of experience mean that Marshall's speaker cabinets are also built to stand the test of time. Marshall's highly skilled craftsmen construct them from the finest quality materials with precision corner locked joints, tough cotton backed PVC covering, heavy duty hardware and the highest quality fittings.
The Marshall Stack
If one thing personifies the image of rock 'n' roll more than anything else it's the Marshall 4x12. Though often imitated, nothing compares with the original. The first 4x12 cab was designed and built by Jim Marshall in 1962. Since then Marshall has made many thousands, which have appeared on stages both large and small all over the world.
After the initial success of the Marshall 4x12, it wasn't too long before Marshall designed and built the first stack, where an angled cabinet sits on top of a straight fronted cab, with the amplifier placed on top. This came about after discussions with Pete Townshend of The Who. Pete and Jim Marshall sat down and discussed The Who's requirements for an 8x12 cab with an angled top. This was designed and built, but due to this awesome cab being somewhat cumbersome, only six were ever made.
As a result, Marshall came up with the more practical idea of stacking an angled cab on top of a straight fronted model. Thus the famous Marshall stack was born. What happened to the six 8x12 cabs do we hear you ask? Well, two went to Pete Townshend, two went to John Entwhistle and the remaining two went to the Small Faces. The Marshall stack on the other hand has stayed in production ever since and has gone on to become the most recognisable rock 'n' roll icon.
As they literally invented the stack, Marshall 4x12's are the only true originals. Everything else is merely an imitation.