Engl E530

Guitar Preamp

  • 2 Channels (access to a total of four sounds via channel switching and Hi/Lo gain switch)
  • 3-Band EQ for the Clean channel
  • 4-Band in the Lead channel
  • Stereo FX loop
  • Stereo line out and frequency compensated stereo line out with level control
  • Dimensions: 48 x 4.4 x 26 cm
  • Weight: 4 kg
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Further information

Design 19"
Tube(s) Yes
Amp Modeling No
Effects No
Headphone Output Yes
Direct Out Yes
MIDI Interface Yes
Integrated Expression Pedal No
Connections for Pedals or Switches Yes
Aux-Input No
Integrated Tuner No
USB-Port No
Drum-Computer No

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Excellent preamp for the price

28.06.2016
Great "bang for the buck" preamp for both live and studio use.

I ordered this pre-amp several years ago from this site and was blown away by the sound! I primarily use the unit for direct recording into some decent cabinet impulse responses, however I have used it live on several occasions with a power amp or slave head.

Cleans: Fantastic clean tone, sparkly, lots of high end, great character. Tone controls are incredibly effective here. Sounds great with a neck pickup for a bit of warmth.

Crunch: Classic crunch tones! Using the clean channel with the Hi Gain setting gets you some lovely breakup, especially when paired with some hot pickups!

Lead: TONNES of gain on tap here, though it does get a tad noisy when pushed to it's limits. It has a very distinctive high gain sound, not like a Marshall, not like a Mesa. Again, as with the clean channel, the tone controls are incredibly responsive and musical. It's worth noting that the high mid acts more like a treble control, and the treble more like a presence control. The contour button works brilliantly too, at enhancing the mid-range for a more cutting tone.

It connects effortlessly to other gear with line outputs with gain control on the back, and I've used it with a wide variety of equipment with no issues.
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Perfect sounding preamp!

23.02.2017
When it comes to a question about tube sound there can be doubts about buying an expensive tube amps or digital ones - here comes the solution as preamps.

I think its a perfect way to construct your own beloved sound when you can collect everything you need at one unit.

The main thing which i like the most about 530 - its suits in many ways of combining digital and analog types of sound usage.

Im using it mainly for studio - getting a signal from the line output and mixing it with a rosen cab impulses for mesa and it still sounds perfect as if it would sound with a real cab.

The 1.5 watt built in amp is very useful.
You either can connect it to a guitar cab or even use this preamp as a pedal for your combo at home!

Another fantastic thing about this preamp versatility is that you can even record a bass guitar through a clean settings and achieve a massive tone.

Also the gain amounts and settings can suit any kind of guitarist needs - you can rock it, you can djent it, or do anything you want - it would still sound awesome!
It holds perfect the lowest notes of the 5 string bass or 8 string guitr - still sounds crisp and tight.

Looking for buy an engl power amp for it - im sure that it would be a nice combination!
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