Matchless DC-30 Reverb Second hand
The DC-30 is the first design from Matchless and is still their flagship. We’re talking 30 watts here with 4 EL-84 tubes, across two channels, each with unique voice and tone control designs that allow for a whole world of tone options. The “Class A” configuration provides rich and complex harmonics, whether in clean mode, with swift saturation level or by squeezing its tubes. Basically this makes it sound incredibly good in any situation and with any style of music.
Its many features (design for musicians) include highly interactive tone controls and circuitries unique to each channel, bypassable master volume, individual channel effects loops, cut control for high frequency shaping, high and low (30 or 15 watt) power settings, selectable output impedance and phase inverter switches allow the use of additional speaker cabinets or amps in-phase with the DC-30.
The preamp sections are based on a layout of two 12AX7’s in Channel 1 and one EF86 in Channel 2. The two 12AX7’s in Channel 1 create a parallel-triode circuit with interactive bass and treble. The one EF86 in Channel 2 consists of a high-gain pentode coupled to a six-position tone switch. Outright benefits include quick dial-in of new tones and an easy return to the settings you prefer. Also “high treble” cut control, master volume, with a bypass feature that offers flexible control of the power amp section. The power amp is fed by a 12AX7 phase inverter, which drives four EL84 power tubes. The rectifier circuit gives you the flexibility of using one 5AR4 for a quick attack or you can use two 5V4’s for a smooth, round response. Other professional features include an effects loop, half power-mode switch (a conservative 30 watts switching to 15 watts), output impedance selector (4, 8, 16 ohms) and a speaker phase-reverse switch.
The sound of the 212 Combo is transmitted through two different Celestion speakers: a G12H30 and a Greenback 25, each modified through a proprietary MATCHLESS formula. All of this is encapsulated in an extremely strong 3/4 ”11-ply Baltic Birch screen, handcrafted, wrapped in highly textured vinyl. The bottom line is the nameplate and backlit control panel, which lets you know when it’s on.
- Second Hand
- Power: 30W
- Channels: 2
- Inputs: 2
- Preamp tubes: 1 x EF86, 3 x 12AX7
- Power tubes: 4 x EL84
- Rectifier tube: 1 x 5AR4
- Speaker outputs: 2 x 4,8,16 Ohms
- Channel 1: Volume, Bass, Treble
- Channel 2: Volume, 6 Position rotary tone, cut control, master volume bypassable
- Additional controls: Reverb, reverse speaker phase
- Speaker: 2 x 12 G12H30 and a Greenback 25
- Loop: Yes
- Dimensions: 53.34 x 68.58 x 26.67cm (height x width x depth)
- Weight: 37kg
- Finish: Green vinyl
- Condition: Excellent