Marshall has been a hive of activity of late, with a string of high-profile releases including the new solid-state MG series, the lowcost Haze series and the Class 5 combo. Marshall’s historical lifeblood is its 50- and 100-watt models, however, a market that’s been attacked in the midprice range from all fronts.
It’s a good time then for Marshall to release its new bread-and-butter amp range – the MA series. We spoke with Marshall’s head of R&D, Laurent Veignal, to learn more. “We were losing share in the low-end valve market,” he says frankly, “and we wanted to have something to compete in that segment. That was our first and most important decision, because we know we can really compete – we’ve already got a range of successful OEM [Original Equipment Manufacturer] products with the MG series.” [read]