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The Amp is an All Valve, Class A, Cathode Bias, Single Ended Design with NO Transistors, Chips, Digital Processing or SMT (Surface Mount Technology). An Original Design 5w Amp. It uses a Nice 3 Stage Gain Circuit, without a Ton of 'HISS'. Limited 'Clean' Headroom, (as with all 5w SE Amps) but Loads of 'Crunch' and 'Sustain'.
As of 1-5-11 the V2 Combo has been Replaced with the New 'C5-01' (V3). Although the Circuit Design is the Same, the Internal layout and all PCBs are Different with the addition of a 'Low Power Mode' (Speaker Attenuator) Switch on the rear panel of the Amp. The 3x Valves now hang down from the Rear Lower Panel making Access a LOT Easier. The Chassis is slightly Thicker Bent Steel Construction with Pressed Inserts. The Combo Cabinet is more 'Solid' due to Thicker Ply Construction and the Top Control Panel is recessed slightly deeper into the Amp. The Speaker is the Same - Marshall/Celestion 'G10F-15'.
The New 'Low Power Mode' Speaker Attenuator works only on the Internal Speaker and Not on the External 16 Ohm Speaker Socket. The Output Power of the Amp is Reduced from 5 Watts RMS to 0.3 Watts (Headphone Level). Needless to say, this type of Attenuator is a waste of time and 'Sucks' Tone out of the Amp. The RAT 'OPR' (Power Scaling) System works LOADS Better.
On the Test Bench the Stock Amp is Producing 5 Watts RMS and about 8 Watts Peak Power into 16 Ohms. The Speaker is a Custom Spec (G10F-15) Celestion 10", 15 Watt, 16 Ohm Driver.
If you are Buying a 2nd Hand Amp - Steer Well clear of the V1 (Single Solid Rear Panel) version as the Metal Chassis is thinner than a sheet of Paper and the early Amps were plagued with 'Rattles'. Marshall recalled most of the V1 Amps and made several changes to try and get rid of the 'Rattle' but there are still a few of these V1 'Dogs' around.
The Only Problem I can find with the new C5-01 Amp is that you have to run it FLAT-OUT to get the 'Classic' Marshall Sound, then it's too Loud for Home Use......RAT 'OPR' sorts that out......