Marshall announces their new blues-inspired Haze line of valve-drive amplifiers

Frankfurt, Germany (April 3, 2009) -- Marshall Amplification is proudly introducing the new blues-inspired Haze line of compact and portable valve-driven amplifiers. The first two models to be released are the 40-Watt Haze combo (MHZ40C) and the 15-Watt Haze head (MHZ15). 

Marshall says the Haze line was designed for a musician who desires a clean sound combined with a bluesy tone and some biting rock, all from a single amp. The Haze40 combo is equipped with a single Celestion G12-66 Marquee 12" speaker. The Haze15 head can be paired with matching single 12" Celestion G12-66 Marquee loaded cabinets as well. The preamp section is powered by three ECC83 valves. Both Haze models feature two channels (normal and overdrive) that share a three-band EQ, a Bright switch, and a selection of retro-style effects: Echo, Vibrato, and Chorus. An emulated spring-reverb is also included. Effect settings are retained by each channel for immediate recall during performances. The Haze 40 combo also features an additional presence control in the EQ, as well as a boost switch designed to help add more depth to the low-mids. A bypass-able effects loop is also included. Also, both models feature a 2-way footswitch and their is an option for a 4-way footswitch for the Haze combo.

For recording or directly patching into a PA system, an emulated speaker line output recreates the speaker response. Power is provided by two EL34 valves. The Haze 15 head is powered by a pair of 6V6 valves. Two 8-Ohm and one 16-Ohm speaker jacks are provided.

The Marshall Haze 40-watt combo (MHZ40C) and the 15-watt head (MHZ15) will be available July 2009 with MSRPs of $1000 and $840.

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