It's hard to believe that Marshall's celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It's harder to believe that it took the freaking company 50 years to market a home version of the amp that's been the standard in live music for almost as long.
The Hanwell is Marshall's first attempt to rock homes the way it does concert venues, engineered to emulate the tone of the company's acclaimed amplifiers. It's patterned after the looks of the Marshall amp too, with a wooden cabinet wrapped in black vinyl, fronted by a cloth grill, and punctuated by the gold Marshall logo.
Knobs and switches put an appropriate finishing touch on the 23-pound amplihemoth, which costs an equally hefty $800 and is individually-numbered to 10,000.