NAD--Origin 50

Collin D Plonker

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Just got a Marshall Origin 50, and I am very pleased with it. It sounds sounds awesome.

I was a little worried about it being too loud, based on some of the reviews and forum comments. It's not too loud for me, primary because I prefer using a pedalboard into a clean amp. I was playing with my buddies with the amp pushing a comfortable 89 dB.

I don't know why people think you can't use it for bedroom playing. It still sounds great at 80 dB. My normal range for bedroom playing is 80-90. It has a 10 watt mode that's much quieter than that, but that mode sounds kinda crappy with distortion.

All in all, this amp us perfect for me.
 

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Man... I've been looking at these and the 20 as well.... congrats!!!
 

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Cool, I have heard good things about that amp. I haven't had a marshall amp in a long time. It's fun to rock out.
 

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Good things come in twos. I also just bought a floor-model Origin 50 combo yesterday. I’m very impressed with the amp.

Congratulations OP.
 
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To the OP, did you get the head or combo?

Man, there is LOTS of love for the Origin 20 and Origin 50 on this board. I am dying to try it out any local music stores when the time is right.
 

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If I buy another amp it'll probably be an Origin. I love a Tele through that Bassman circuit. How close are these to an original Bassman in terms of tone?
 

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I have the Origin 50 head and the Origin 4x12A cab. My experience has been the same. Run it clean as a pedal platform and it can be used in the home in the 80 t0 95 dB range with no problems. The sound is reminiscent of the early JTM type Marshalls. It cannot be beat for the price.
 

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If I buy another amp it'll probably be an Origin. I love a Tele through that Bassman circuit. How close are these to an original Bassman in terms of tone?

I can't say how close it is to the Bassman the JTM45 was derived from, but I can say a Tele sounds glorious through these amps.
High end is certainly plentiful, but there are three controls (presence, treble, tilt) to keep it in check ;)
 

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Congratulations!

I'm strongly drawn to the Origin 20C, but whenever I get to plunk down my credit card, there's always something I want just a little bit more. Eventually, perhaps.
 

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Congratulations! I've had my Origin 50 head for about 6 months, and along with an Avatar 212, it's been one of the most satisfying purchases I've made.

Just a home player, and the only other tube amp I've had was the Blues, Jr.

The recorded guitar tones I like most were produced primarily by the Bassman and the JTM45. The O50 has allowed me to get as close as I could hope for to the tone I've been looking for at an incredibly reasonable price. For me, it's really made playing tremendously enjoyable.

As happy as I was with the stock tubes, I decided to play around with some substitutions. I put a 12AY7 in V1, and swapped the EL34's for 6CA7's. I like it even more now!

I hope you enjoy yours as much!:)
 
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