The Marshall MS-4 Micro stack is Marshall’s entry into the portable battery powered amplifier. In keeping with path set down by other amplifier makers, the Marshall MS-4 Micro stack is like a Marshall stack that’s been hit with a shrink ray.
Marshall MS-4 Micro stack Features
The Marshall MS-4 Micro stack Amp is a 1w amplifier and features 2 independent speaker cabs (each with a single 3″ speaker), an amp head with Gain, Volume and Tone controls. The Marshall MS-4 Micro stack is truly a micro stack and stands only 9 3/4″ tall.
The Marshall MS-4 Micro stack is switchable between Clean and Overdrive modes. The single Tone control lets you adjust the balance between bass and treble.
The Marshall MS-4 Micro stack is powered by a single 9v battery or optional AC power adapter.
Marshall plugs the amp as being, “Powerful enough to blow the windows out of a doll house!”.
Maybe, if doll houses had windows. Then again, maybe not.
While it does pack a punch for a 1-watt amp, it has relatively weak distortion and poor cleans compared with similar portable battery powered amplifiers.
Marshall states the Marshall MS-4 Micro stack features a “Smokin’ stack design” and “Screamin’ stack sound,” but it’s plastic construction and weaker tone are its downside.
It’s a playable little amp that is well suited for classic rock and blues, but not jazz or metal. The Marshall MS-4 Micro stack definitely nails the Marshal stack look, but in the end it’s more style than substance.
But still, the idea of having a Marshall stack on your desk at the office is pretty sweet, right?
The Marshall MS-4 Micro stack Amp sell for about $60.
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