Marshall Introduces Hanwell Anniversary Edition Loudspeaker – First-Ever Marshall Home Audio Speaker
September 1, 2012 by David Weiss
Looks like Christmas just came early for every music head on the planet.
An active loudspeaker which “embodies Marshall’s legacy of loud,” the Hanwell is part of a line 50th anniversary Marshall products. (See more about what Marshall has in store for their Golden Anniversary here: “50 Years of Loud” will be taking over Wembley Arena on September 22nd.)
Pricing and availability are yet to be specified. Now, we’ll let Marshall do the talking:
“The Hanwell moves Marshall’s heritage of big stage performance out of the arena, and into your home.
‘In 1962 Jim Marshall developed the first Marshall amplifier in his shop in Hanwell, London, England after taking time to listen to what guitar players wanted and needed,’ says Managing Director of Marshall Amplification, Jonathan Ellery. ‘From that very first amplifier, history was created and Marshall became the most iconic guitar amplifier company in the world.
’We have worked in close conjunction with Zound industries to create the first Marshall home audio product, the Hanwell. Named after the birthplace of the first Marshall amp and indeed the company, Hanwell keeps alive Marshall’s tradition of listening to what the customer needs, and then exceeding their expectations.’
Konrad Bergström, President of Zound Industries (parent company of Marshall Headphones) continues, ‘We are excited to be a part of Marshall’s legendary history. From the launch of Marshall Headphones in 2010, all the way up to the Hanwell, we have worked side by side with Marshall to ensure every detail of every product we develop meets and exceeds the expectations of both Marshall Amplification and Marshall fans around the world.’
The Sound of Hanwell:
Delivering a sound that resonates with the presence and power of live music, the Hanwell is a carefully crafted machine, designed to attain that trademark Marshall tone. Its dual long-throw woofers produce super lows, and hi-fi tweeters yield sharp extended highs, rendering the sound sharp and clear, like sitting in the front row of a concert.
How it Looks:
The Hanwell is housed in a wooden cabinet and clad in black vinyl. It features an analog power switch and controls for volume, bass and treble. The fret cloth and gold logo on the front are borrowed from vintage Marshall amplifiers. The body is outlined with gold piping for a celebratory effect.
As a tribute to Marshall’s 50-year legacy, each Hanwell is branded with a numbered anniversary edition commemorative badge.