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ENGL E530 Tube Preamp Modern Rock
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  • S. DursonS. Durson

    ENGL E530 Tube Preamp Modern RockPublished on 03/15/08 at 01:21
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Pramp lamp, etc ...
    line out, line simu HP (which I find not bad at all), FX loop, connections for 2 switch ...

    USE

    The config is simple, the sound is immediately l. And what a sound!
    I do not have the manual and I do not need (the pir, it is available on the website Engl)

    SONORITS

    Claricir be a point on the gain.
    I play extreme metal which bcp demand distortion.
    I reu with Engl lamps. I had enough Adi distortion.
    I put a Tung-Sol on channel 2 ... almost need the Hi Gain ...
    So if like me you hesitate because you are afraid that a lack of saturation, and although we can do about it ... So, even more than the metal saturation zone, but except that it was the sound lam…
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    Pramp lamp, etc ...
    line out, line simu HP (which I find not bad at all), FX loop, connections for 2 switch ...

    USE

    The config is simple, the sound is immediately l. And what a sound!
    I do not have the manual and I do not need (the pir, it is available on the website Engl)

    SONORITS

    Claricir be a point on the gain.
    I play extreme metal which bcp demand distortion.
    I reu with Engl lamps. I had enough Adi distortion.
    I put a Tung-Sol on channel 2 ... almost need the Hi Gain ...
    So if like me you hesitate because you are afraid that a lack of saturation, and although we can do about it ... So, even more than the metal saturation zone, but except that it was the sound lamp !dropoff window
    The clean sound is very good too.
    And even if it is written "Modern Rock" may very well get her the old Darkthrone, Celtic Frost and others.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    2 days.
    I like everything, except that I have not the pedal ...
    Bought secondhand, qualitprix unbeatable.
    I buy it back without any hesitation.
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  • Lvz77Lvz77

    1U happiness

    ENGL E530 Tube Preamp Modern RockPublished on 11/12/13 at 09:40
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    This is a pre-tube amp with two channels.

    It can be plugged directly into a cabinet because it has a power amplifier (transistor) integrated 1.5W. It's cute but we do not hear much.

    It has a clean channel / lead switch and low / high. It has four channels somehow.
    Gain, volume, bass, middle, treble and a bright switch for the clean. Gain, volume, bass, LowMid, HighMid, and treble contour switch the lead.

    You can pair it with another preamp and "bypass" the switch "preamp defeat" not to do if you have the poweramp tube 50W maximum. Useful in the studio.

    UTILIZATION

    The presence of lowmids and highmids is rather disorienting at first.

    The possibilities are numerous an…
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    This is a pre-tube amp with two channels.

    It can be plugged directly into a cabinet because it has a power amplifier (transistor) integrated 1.5W. It's cute but we do not hear much.

    It has a clean channel / lead switch and low / high. It has four channels somehow.
    Gain, volume, bass, middle, treble and a bright switch for the clean. Gain, volume, bass, LowMid, HighMid, and treble contour switch the lead.

    You can pair it with another preamp and "bypass" the switch "preamp defeat" not to do if you have the poweramp tube 50W maximum. Useful in the studio.

    UTILIZATION

    The presence of lowmids and highmids is rather disorienting at first.

    The possibilities are numerous and very interesting when these two settings are better controlled.

    With its stereo effects loop can be really fun (right phaser, delay left, etc. ..) with a looper rack it should be enjoyable.

    SOUNDS

    This is a typical metal amp then it's not clean Fender. But it is not left with at least one suitable guitar. With my G & l with single coils it's good for what I did (jazz, blues, funk, country, etc. ..) is not there a better but cheaper .

    The overdrive channel is very good and really great reserve. To exceed 4 High gain is not know how to set his amp. I use the normal lead channel (up by against) with a Maxon OD808 for boost and a Schecter 7-string and I have often remarked that I had the butcher.

    The receiver is marked "modern rock" it is not for nothing. Once heard and even played Mesa seems you have a vintage grain. CAE can only overweight modern level.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This is an excellent preamp more versatile than it seems, very fun but also very thorough, the 4-band EQ on lead and "switch" preamp make a good studio instrument.

    There is no reverb forcing us to buy one, I do not know if it's a bad or good because many amp is equipped with very passable reverb.

    The footswitch is not provided, the costs really more expensive.
    I do not understand this decision Engl the limit of acceptability.
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  • NegensNegens

    Perfect! But make sure you choose the right power amp and a good speaker!

    ENGL E530 Tube Preamp Modern RockPublished on 05/07/13 at 18:47
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    Already low and the product.

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is very simple.
    I did not have the manual as bought used, and I've never needed it.
    It is relatively easy to get a good sound with. Let me explain the "relatively" in the following section ...

    SOUNDS

    I play between other metal, but this preamp can do anything.
    I would like to moderate the notice below that says this preamp sounds all the time.

    The E530 is highly dependent on the power amplifier and the speaker you put him behind.
    In some cases, it will give a more qu'affreux sound.
    However, with the right channel, the sound will be wonderful!
    Its former owner sold it to me because he thought the …
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    Already low and the product.

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is very simple.
    I did not have the manual as bought used, and I've never needed it.
    It is relatively easy to get a good sound with. Let me explain the "relatively" in the following section ...

    SOUNDS

    I play between other metal, but this preamp can do anything.
    I would like to moderate the notice below that says this preamp sounds all the time.

    The E530 is highly dependent on the power amplifier and the speaker you put him behind.
    In some cases, it will give a more qu'affreux sound.
    However, with the right channel, the sound will be wonderful!
    Its former owner sold it to me because he thought the sound was not terrible. And actually, in retrospect, it was his power section and speakers who were not well coupled to the E530.

    For my part, I need it to register, and I use it with Two Notes solution (Torpedo Torpedo CAB and WOS), with speakers:
    - In saturated => a mixture of pregnant Engl, Diezel and Elmwood. According to the speaker, the power section is set from EL84, 6L6 or KT88.
    - In clean => a mixture of pregnant Marshall and Hiwatt, all with EL34

    For guitars is an Agile Intrepid Standard 828 mounted SD Blackouts, a Jackson Soloist 1987, and from time to time an Agile st-802 (Strat alder) or SX Strat (Ash).

    The clean sound is beautiful. Those who say otherwise do not know the address or have the wrong speaker.
    It is both deep, pure and crystalline. Button brings the bright side it is a very rock slamming through a Fender sound (Strat / Tele) or a modern edge through a guitar humbuckers.
    It suits perfectly for Jazz sounds also.

    The crunch is one of the most versatile I've ever heard. Hard to describe so it offers opportunities, blues to rock through the stoner. Wonderful in all conditions.

    Its lead in the low gain is a bit like the crunch but more edgy, we are in the hard rock and early metal. it feels dry and surly side we did not on the clean channel.

    The lead sound in hi gain is the area in which we recognize the grain Engl. A kind of temperamental very pleasant growl in the low-medium, with a great view and severe acute well punchy. Besides, do not overdo the acute! Beyond 12, it starts to make your ears bleed and becomes unbearable.
    Contour button acts as a boost attendance and mediums. I think its questionable usefulness. Personally, I do not use it and it gives me nothing I could need. I think we can really do without.
    2 knobs low-medium and upper medium is a great idea, and very useful to sculpt the sound to his desires.
    With a guitar with enough gain, needless to push the preamp gain beyond 13h. There's enough. If you do not have enough gain, rather look if yours guitar follows.

    It also has an output of 1 watt amp that can be nice to repeat quiet home.

    There are also two output frequency offset, simulating speakers. This is very correct to troubleshoot in a repeat or if a baffle Live loose, or to record a demo, but it is to forget for a serious recording.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have not tried other preamps before. My experience was limited to heads.
    I needed a machine that big win can do without power section, so you can use it at any time without a fight with neighbors.
    As lovers of grain Engl, and considering the price at which I found was seen everything for me!

    I liked:
    - The extensive connection
    - The typical sound Engl
    - Versatility

    I did not like:
    Uh ...?

    Given the price I got it, the price / quality ratio is very good

    With experience, it is a choice I would do gladly!
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  • dédaydéday

    ENGL E530 Tube Preamp Modern RockPublished on 12/30/11 at 10:54
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Everything is shown below and on product details.

    Preamp lamp.

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration could not be easier, you branches, t'allumes, you let heat 5 minutes and forward!

    There are two manuals, one German and one in English, but honestly it is more of a flyer that reads the toilet, or while the animal warm.

    What is stunning is that this amp has great turning knobs in every sense, the sound is still stunning, even with the settings to "bite me knot". Obviously the correct setting is even more stunning.

    SOUNDS

    It should be quite to my style of music => Metal, funk, rock, blues etc. ...

    I play an ESP Eclipse-mounted EMG.

    The clean sound is superb, many …
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    Everything is shown below and on product details.

    Preamp lamp.

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration could not be easier, you branches, t'allumes, you let heat 5 minutes and forward!

    There are two manuals, one German and one in English, but honestly it is more of a flyer that reads the toilet, or while the animal warm.

    What is stunning is that this amp has great turning knobs in every sense, the sound is still stunning, even with the settings to "bite me knot". Obviously the correct setting is even more stunning.

    SOUNDS

    It should be quite to my style of music => Metal, funk, rock, blues etc. ...

    I play an ESP Eclipse-mounted EMG.

    The clean sound is superb, many people find it all too little expressive, I find myself slamming perfect, round, warm, and above it fully complies with the guitar. It's like making love with her baby, both soft and enchanting, but can hide a demon just waiting to escape.
    The Bright added a little button next to tame the beast that carries with it a crystal clear sound, I almost forget that fit my emg active guitar.

    The crunch is terrible to him when he saturates chouillat too can be a (not insurmountable playing with the knobs of the guitar and the gain of the preamp), but we mean well, ENGL'm not too much lace, and Register modern I must say that I am fulfilled.

    And is the drama!

    The soft lead is surly a wish, it restores the attack well, the sound is clear and right ca drool too perfect to play the small metal alone, and to do solos. It's clean!

    Hi Lead is itself the hallmark of ENGL, the sound is huge thick, strikes ca, ca moves tripe, resonates ca. The knobs dedicated to the lower and upper Middle Middel is an indispensable asset in the pursuit of its straight but not too cold, I think it's one of the major forces préampli.Pour perfect solution it is necessary add a small équalo. The Mxr 10 bands that I have my sound turns into a kind of killing that is comparable to big names like the Hi Lead Mesa Boogie, VHT, and others. I got the sound I tried a modern distortion, which throws!

    The grain is unique and can not appeal, in my case I am satisfied.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use only a few hours and I'm about to c **! I am optimistic for the future when I master the beast!

    I have tried many amps that are close to perfection but at a price unfortunately ... A 500 euros nine this preamp is cheap (relatively) full well screwed. The value for money is unbeatable in my opinion. In addition, finish is good, although sensitive knobs can build his own sound and the more it looks very solid.

    Its only flaw is the specific optional footswitch, but I prefer a good footswitch optional and comes out a preamp sound of madness, rather than having a footwitch with a product not great.

    At the moment I do it again this choice as the possibilities are enormous. Of course, if I could afford, I live on a Powerball typed or small Framus Cobra. But if its working properly his, he has the means to beat your little hearts of metalheads soaked in beer! :)

    Let's Rock baby!
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  • L'inquisitionL'inquisition

    ENGL E530 Tube Preamp Modern RockPublished on 01/17/03 at 01:31
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    4 channels, (2 x ECC 83), Clean, Lead, Crunch and Heavy Lead via Gain Lo / Hi switch, Bright switch in main channel 1, Contour switch in main channel 2, Preamp Defeat switch, stereo FX loop, 3-band EQ (Lead: 4-band), Gain and Volume controls, 2 x 1.5 watts (solid state), Stereo Line Out and Stereo Frequency Compensated Line Out with Level Control, Stereo headphones / speaker 4-16 ohms, 2 x dual footswitch jacks, 48 ​​x 4.4 x 26 cm, 4 kg.

    UTILIZATION

    The setting is very simple and each button has a characteristic and significant, as the two buttons on the lead channel medium are very different from each other. Similarly, the contour switch adds another option to its envelope.
    It…
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    4 channels, (2 x ECC 83), Clean, Lead, Crunch and Heavy Lead via Gain Lo / Hi switch, Bright switch in main channel 1, Contour switch in main channel 2, Preamp Defeat switch, stereo FX loop, 3-band EQ (Lead: 4-band), Gain and Volume controls, 2 x 1.5 watts (solid state), Stereo Line Out and Stereo Frequency Compensated Line Out with Level Control, Stereo headphones / speaker 4-16 ohms, 2 x dual footswitch jacks, 48 ​​x 4.4 x 26 cm, 4 kg.

    UTILIZATION

    The setting is very simple and each button has a characteristic and significant, as the two buttons on the lead channel medium are very different from each other. Similarly, the contour switch adds another option to its envelope.
    It works like any amp with gain settings, volume and equalizer.
    The English manual is straightforward and clear with some tips and other settings for the connection, which also explains better all the outputs that the manual itself.

    SOUNDS

    The sound itself is very versatile but to get a consistent saturation, it is better to have microphones that come out strong enough. It is not saturated, but he needs a little help inch the input signal for the ultimate saturation.
    the sound on the other hand can range from the small to the crunch, but with a saturated color in the grain fairly modern, genre specific enough. The clean sound is nice too, but this I am not too expert .....

    OVERALL OPINION

    I recently but it is very easy to use and so you can quickly find what you want knowing that it's still a preamp with 2 lamps is not a Triaxis either. It is not super expensive (520 euros orders in Germany) and it's quite interesting to have a small range of sound.
    The only fault for me is a slight lack of gain, certainly nothing embarrassing but the knob at the bottom, I like too, and especially the headphone kind metalzone ......
    I find him a good value even if it is more expensive in France and certainly for that price one of the best tube preamp you can find.
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  • lagrellelagrelle

    ENGL E530 Tube Preamp Modern RockPublished on 08/09/03 at 07:02
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    All Tube preamp, 2 channels with gain switch hi / low = 4 channels.
    2 12AX7 tubes, effects loop, output level adjustable, two line outputs, 2 outputs to console, short of classic. Good point for the power amp built 1.5 w to play with headphones or stereo, and the output console.

    UTILIZATION

    Frankly not need a manual, we choose the channel you set the gain switch on high or low, turn the equal, theft and gain and that's good. Frankly there's one right away without hitting the menus or excessive flood of parameters. It's simple, it goes straight to the point: the sound!

    SOUNDS

    Its metal-oriented course. The light is not bad, but even with the "bright" engaged, it lacks…
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    All Tube preamp, 2 channels with gain switch hi / low = 4 channels.
    2 12AX7 tubes, effects loop, output level adjustable, two line outputs, 2 outputs to console, short of classic. Good point for the power amp built 1.5 w to play with headphones or stereo, and the output console.

    UTILIZATION

    Frankly not need a manual, we choose the channel you set the gain switch on high or low, turn the equal, theft and gain and that's good. Frankly there's one right away without hitting the menus or excessive flood of parameters. It's simple, it goes straight to the point: the sound!

    SOUNDS

    Its metal-oriented course. The light is not bad, but even with the "bright" engaged, it lacks brilliance. The crunch I have not tried too but it sounds honest. Of course it sends distos side. Compared to a Marshall, it has more gain, a more crude (we like it or not) wildest marked with a bump in the midrange. When you push the beast with a 2x50 tube, the sound is rich and round, but the bass a little lacking, unfortunately. As against the sound is very good, is accurate for screaming solos and not at all like too much amp transistor.
    I put 9 because it's still very good and considering the price .....

    OVERALL OPINION

    Very good amp in the end, with a slight lack of bass (only on the channel distortion, however), but very versatile metal oriented. Only one real complaint: no preamp noon, or so you have to buy the switch Z-11 (over a foot noon), and found to OCCAZ nine worth € 250 in Germany!
    Otherwise it's all good, considering the great price of the machine (approx € 550 new at our Teutonic friends).
    Unfortunately this amp lack of competition in its niche. Apart from the boogie studio pre or Rocktron Pirahna, I see not with what we might compare in this price range. Purchased last year in Germany I intend to part with it to move to a pre Boogie formula.
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  • Anonymous

    ENGL E530 Tube Preamp Modern RockPublished on 02/23/04 at 09:19
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    Well, I zap the description, the boys have made dj.
    I add that it is just solid as a Panzer.
    It was released in Stereo and it's cool, just like the recording outputs.
    The headphone output is a good idea, adpanne well, when the mood takes to type a riff one o'clock in the morning 'with Madame sleeping nearby.
    Pdalier and two outputs are stereo jack 6.35, impeccable fit quite a footswitch trade, or midiswitcher.

    And he has a good look I think!

    UTILIZATION

    Bte faade of a preamp not to get excited!
    With the EQ offers, you get very easy!
    The manual is in English, also available on the site ENGL.
    Too bad, no footswitch included.

    SOUNDS

    B'en the trs is the ni…
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    Well, I zap the description, the boys have made dj.
    I add that it is just solid as a Panzer.
    It was released in Stereo and it's cool, just like the recording outputs.
    The headphone output is a good idea, adpanne well, when the mood takes to type a riff one o'clock in the morning 'with Madame sleeping nearby.
    Pdalier and two outputs are stereo jack 6.35, impeccable fit quite a footswitch trade, or midiswitcher.

    And he has a good look I think!

    UTILIZATION

    Bte faade of a preamp not to get excited!
    With the EQ offers, you get very easy!
    The manual is in English, also available on the site ENGL.
    Too bad, no footswitch included.

    SOUNDS

    B'en the trs is the nice surprise (for a two pramp loupiotte)!

    Clearly, the soft sounds can range from absolute to the lens in two rotations of knob.
    The crunch going well thank you for them, although I do not make intensive use to be honnte.

    The lead sound can be ULTRA aggressive bass that ptent amortized on, all notes are ringing, is a prcis all the time!

    The EQ is trs effective, even if it lacks a centipoil low, in the end. But y 'adj enough!
    The grain is really typ ENGL, a sound that I love (with Randall and Mesa)

    OVERALL OPINION

    B'en very happy, especially in this price range, it or a MIDI OCCAZ Marshall.

    It is true that a non prampli MIDI is not cool, but the sound is the emblem of a small rotation of the knob and it's another one!
    The same as in ENGL MIDI (MODEL 580) intimate terms with the 2500, so we will stay on the ENGL 530, right?

    Uh ... good, since I sold to a secondhand Triaxis (not easy to find the 580 ...).

    But I keep a memory of 530 mu, and I want to buy me one, for its grain, its simplicity.

    It's still the best price / market
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  • LonewolfLonewolf

    ENGL E530 Tube Preamp Modern RockPublished on 07/25/05 at 14:11
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    All Tube preamp
    2 channels with
    High Gain swicth that give 4 channels
    2 12AX7 tubes, stereo effects loop, two line outputs, output level knob
    1.5 W power amp built to play with headphones or stereo

    Mine is back from the tech. He fixed a lot of welding. That means a build quality not at the top, I lower my note a bit.
    Switch functionnality are not convenient. You have to switch twice if you want to switch from crunch to lead or clean to high gain.

    UTILIZATION

    Simple.
    the equalization is very effective.
    The connection is fairly complete (apart from the footswitch system)
    the manual is not really necessary.
    Not too heavy and strong.

    Anyway the switches trick start…
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    All Tube preamp
    2 channels with
    High Gain swicth that give 4 channels
    2 12AX7 tubes, stereo effects loop, two line outputs, output level knob
    1.5 W power amp built to play with headphones or stereo

    Mine is back from the tech. He fixed a lot of welding. That means a build quality not at the top, I lower my note a bit.
    Switch functionnality are not convenient. You have to switch twice if you want to switch from crunch to lead or clean to high gain.

    UTILIZATION

    Simple.
    the equalization is very effective.
    The connection is fairly complete (apart from the footswitch system)
    the manual is not really necessary.
    Not too heavy and strong.

    Anyway the switches trick starts to get tired (if we add that I'm getting a lot of effects pedals)

    SOUNDS

    Metal, ideal for metal, death / black modern, old school, the doom ...
    The clean is not bad but a little slam.
    Like any ENGL is very loaded down medium, lacks a little low ... bah it's not for the neo either.
    accuracy is to go, ca not bleed a bit.

    I changed the tubes to put an Electro Harmonix 12AX7 in V1 and a Sovtek 12ax7lps in V2, this and the weldings redone properly, the preamp is transformed, more punch , more gain (due to the EHX), even sharper , an even tighter grain, it becomes very, very metal, against the light are almost too slamming now see is not too much treble mattres meds and pain of sore ears
    I remain a fan

    OVERALL OPINION

    For me it's all good, it is precisely this type of sound I wanted.
    Coupled to a 2x50 or 2x60 ENGL ca be hellish.
    In short I found my preamp.
    With the small passage in the techno and new loupiotte is a weapon for metalheads, but hey I'm tired of rack system, bulky clumsy, expensive.
    Been sold to buy a head Screamer is when members more convenient.
    A very good product for its price
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  • vincent666vincent666

    ENGL E530 Tube Preamp Modern RockPublished on 11/19/05 at 22:17
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    -Tube preamp (the lamps of aillor not visible through the upper small grids).
    A small-power amplifier is integrated which allows to use one.
    A Complete back-connection (Footswitch, Headphones, Line output left, right line output,
    line level, FX loop return left and right, instrument output, input auciliar) and before (Input and
    Stereo head phone).
    -The only effect it is the distortion to the settings it is really complete;
    Clean gain, Bright, Bass, Middle, Treble for clear sound from.
    Lead Gain, Bass, Lo Mid, Hi Mid, Treble, Contour, Lead Gain control and 3 were desirous lo / hi, Clean Lead preamp and finally defeat.
    There's brief in control of what to do to get the desired …
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    -Tube preamp (the lamps of aillor not visible through the upper small grids).
    A small-power amplifier is integrated which allows to use one.
    A Complete back-connection (Footswitch, Headphones, Line output left, right line output,
    line level, FX loop return left and right, instrument output, input auciliar) and before (Input and
    Stereo head phone).
    -The only effect it is the distortion to the settings it is really complete;
    Clean gain, Bright, Bass, Middle, Treble for clear sound from.
    Lead Gain, Bass, Lo Mid, Hi Mid, Treble, Contour, Lead Gain control and 3 were desirous lo / hi, Clean Lead preamp and finally defeat.
    There's brief in control of what to do to get the desired sound.

    UTILIZATION

    -Configuration relatively simple.
    -Is obtained very easily sound good.
    -The manual was in English but it is clear enough.

    SOUNDS

    - Playing the brutal death metal should be exactly what style of music.
    - I play on a Bcrich Beast Platinum Pro with Dimarzion X2N not going mashall 8008 and a small GE boss equalizer 131 to finish in a 2x12 "Celestion homemade.
    - This gives a really powerful sound with great bass, the EQ really lets paufiner
    its settings.
    I was really surprised by the "wicked" ca slap sound really strong and powerful
    edged the tremolo in the strings overgrazing well restranscrit we extend all (even
    errors), I do not even use the gain knob thoroughly.
    In acute ca ... really hard so no complaints.
    In short it is a really good preamp for the brutal death ....

    OVERALL OPINION

    - I have this amp for 3 days.
    - I especially like the qualitée saturation, it reminds the group Decapitated (with
    good set).
    - I bought this preamp after reading a lot of opinions.
    - In value for money is a very good unit.
    - Repeat the choice, maybe yes, but knowing that I have not tried other preamp difficult ....
    to affirm.
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  • MetlFixxxerMetlFixxxer

    ENGL E530 Tube Preamp Modern RockPublished on 12/10/05 at 05:58
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    For the price we can say that I had a lot of luck! (270 euros occasion!)
    For CHARACTERISTICS, I quote the website (lol) of ENGL:
    Preamp:
    4 channels, (2 x ECC 83), Clean, Lead, Crunch and Heavy Lead via Gain Lo / Hi switch, Bright switch in a main channel, Contour switch in main channel 2, Preamp Defeat switch, Stereo FX loop;
    Per main channel:
    3-band EQ (Lead: 4-band), Gain and Volume controls;
    Power amp:
    2 x 1.5 watts (solid state);
    Outputs:
    Stereo Line Out and Line Out Stereo Frequency Compensated with level control, stereo headphones / speaker 4-16 ohms, 2 x dual footswitch jacks;
    Size & weight:
    48 x 4.4 x 26 cm, 4 kg;

    It is equipped with a "mini" power-amp trans…
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    For the price we can say that I had a lot of luck! (270 euros occasion!)
    For CHARACTERISTICS, I quote the website (lol) of ENGL:
    Preamp:
    4 channels, (2 x ECC 83), Clean, Lead, Crunch and Heavy Lead via Gain Lo / Hi switch, Bright switch in a main channel, Contour switch in main channel 2, Preamp Defeat switch, Stereo FX loop;
    Per main channel:
    3-band EQ (Lead: 4-band), Gain and Volume controls;
    Power amp:
    2 x 1.5 watts (solid state);
    Outputs:
    Stereo Line Out and Line Out Stereo Frequency Compensated with level control, stereo headphones / speaker 4-16 ohms, 2 x dual footswitch jacks;
    Size & weight:
    48 x 4.4 x 26 cm, 4 kg;

    It is equipped with a "mini" power-amp transistors of 1.5 W ... do not rely on it;)

    I put 9 because the mini power amp adds a little more, it is useful if ppin or if you want to play cushy home without crying the next.

    Too bad it is not noon, but for this price (even new) is not going to be difficult.

    UTILIZATION

    Trs simple, trs insticts, we understand how to work directly (and the manual is available at any of ENGL fawn: www.engl-amps.com)

    The buttons are extremely prcis, we can change the sound just by touching the knobs, which gives an incredible range of sounds (especially in the Lead channel that has rglages mdiums low and high m dium, trs effective!). No need to EQ derrire, if we take the time to quibble a bit you do what you want.

    EDIT of 10 December 2005, but with an EQ derrire is even better in fact, you can really awesome sound;)

    SOUNDS

    I play mostly metal extreme (black, death mlodique) but also of thrash and heavy, and occasionally the old hard rock or classic, but 90% of extreme metal. Prampli I use this with a BC Rich Warlock NJ (EMG81), a Marshall 8008 power amp transistors (not enough money or I'd pay a VHT 2:50:2) and a baffle VHT Fat Bottom 1x12, all with a small delay and a little reverb from an Alesis multi MicroVerb IV.

    EDIT of 10 December 2005: I now branch amplifiers ENGL 840/50 and he is the rvle ... everything I said below is true, add that the dynamics and magnitude of the 840 and 530 can "smooth the hair of a sheep 20km" (I forget the username of the person who told me about a www.guitariste.com ^ ^)

    Well I can assure you that adpote. Those who say that this amp is not for the bulk metal may have be tested on Fender Telecaster ... In any case, with a good scratch, good microphones and a good speaker, the sound is standard. Obviously, there is less gain than the heads ENGL Powerball and company, but just push a little more gain and * BAM! *, That kills the sound, especially the price! My cabinet is VHT srement for something, but low, whatever people may say, are Submitted, the sound is round and full as any sharp, aggressive and prcis. Even with a power amp transistors, I feel the sound of the lamps. Obviously, a larger volume gives better low volume lev but even I find a ring.

    EDIT of 10 December 2005: The highlight of this pramp is the quality of rendering palm-muting, but that sound aggressive without being particulirement Gorge low unnecessary)

    Well, for a c'tait Lead Hi, I use mainly. Lead normal is good but not so aggressive (but hey, this is not the goal either), and I think to have a good sound ACDC style hardrock with this channel would require a power amp lamp, we feel more than a lack.

    The crunch is nice, well rounded as it should, not too powerful, and clean is good enough, but my guitar n'tant not made out of beautiful clean, a hard slap, I can not judge too ...

    The contour switch is quite radical, a mdiums boosts strong enough and I use little (I put a lot of dj's in my mdiums, people must understand that without the metal m dium has not only sounds good when playing alone, and more!)

    The mini amp Intgr 1.5 W also sounds a lot, it is linear and transparent trs, trs but amplifies well, j'tais tonn same noise which I could go up! (The performance of my VHT cabinet is also for something ...)

    The prampli is not too loud but nevertheless his little purr;) I am yet to quip ProCo cables Lifeline. But hey, nothing super strong, it is reasonable, I will not even bother to pay me a Hush ...

    EDIT of 10 December 2005: I changed the lights: Tung-Sol 12AX7 in V1 and Electro-Harmonix 12AX7 in V2 ... of pure happiness, the sound is radically amlior but still recognizes the pramp and grain ... only, it is more prcis, tighter and has more gain. A change needed, it sometimes nglige the importance of a change of lights ... aarveill my 530: D

    OVERALL OPINION

    I just got it so I'm still a bit shocked.
    I'll be back in a few months to tell you what I think;)

    I love the big sound, and there is hardly any thing that I do not!

    Report quality price!

    Go for the eyes closed ... if you have the following stuff (guitar, microphone, speaker), you will have a big sound. Now it will not change a single coil in Jackson Stagg United States, but it amplifies the qualities of a good guitar, and I suspect a bad guitar sound worse than it something modlisation style Spider II ...

    December 10, 2005 EDIT: I see my bill and I put 10 as the shifting lights and lamps Poweramp make a war machine, and for that price it is not the best!
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