The new Haze line of compact and portable, valve-driven performance amplifiers include the 40-watt Haze combo (MHZ40C) and the 15W Haze head (MHZ15). The Haze line was designed for the musician who demands an honest clean sound, a driving blues tone and some biting rock—all from a single, gig-ready amp. The Haze 40 combo is equipped with a single Celestion G12-66 Marquee 12-inch speaker. The Haze 15 head can be paired with matching single 12-inch Celestion G12-66 Marquee loaded cabinets (MHZ112A, angled; MHZ112B, base), as well.
The preamp section is powered by three ECC83 valves (tubes). Both Haze models feature two channels (normal and overdrive) that share a 3-band EQ; a Bright switch adds extra emphasis to the highs. A selection of retro-style effects offers authentically voiced echo, vibrato and chorus. An emulated spring-reverb is also included. Effect settings are retained by each channel for immediate recall during performance. All effects remain truly bypassed when completely off, providing a more direct signal path.
The Haze 40 combo features unique cabinet construction elements. The closed-back cabinet has been modified with four circular holes to preserve the best aspects of both an open-back and a closed-back design. The speaker is asymmetrically mounted, allowing for extended lows. This combo also features an additional presence control in the EQ, as well as a boost switch to add more depth to the low-mids. A bypass-able effects loop is also included. For recording or directly patching into a P.A. system, an emulated speaker line output re-creates the speaker response. Power is provided by two EL34 valves.
The Haze 15 head is powered by a pair of 6V6 valves. Two 8-ohm and one 16-ohm speaker jacks are provided. The matching MHZ112 cabinets feature finger-jointed construction and a closed-back design. The MHZ112B is a straight-style (base) design; the MHZ112A is the traditional Marshall angled (top) style.
An included two-way footswitch allows for channel switching and turning effects on and off.
The Marshall Haze 40 and 15 will be available July 2009 with respective MSRPs of $1,000 and $840.