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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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if you like rack preamps...its worth a look

onedge custom, 29.05.2017
The ENGL E530 is perhaps the ONLY tube driven 1U preamp you can still purchase new. there are small boutique manufactures doing other things, there is lots of activity in the digital world and LOTS to consider in the 2nd hand market, but if you want big name, new, tube drive, affordable rack preamp... this is the one.

The quality is EXCELLENT and the features are good (perhaps the inclusion of MIDI would help but regardless you can remote midi switch via TRS from another device). the inclusion of a small 1W power amp and basic speaker simulation output is very good.

The sound is ENGL. This is great if you want ENGL but for me perhaps lacked the saturation of other (no longer available preamps). its a great sound but just not 100% my sound.

Stating that - if you want a great featured, new, very well built 1U tube preamp, you should consider the E530
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