Marshall makes some of the world's loudest guitar amps, but until now they haven't offered much to extend their legendary power into the home listening environment. That's about to change with the Hanwell, Marshall's first speaker designed to amp up your personal music player.
Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jim Marshall's first guitar amp, the Hanwell is named after the London district where Marshall was founded. While details are still kind of sketchy, the Hanwell certainly looks the part with a black Tolex covered wood cabinet and the iconic white Marshall logo with gold colored accents.
Instead of adding a soon to be redundant iPod connector, you connect your player to the Hanwell using a cool coiled cable that looks like an old-school guitar cord. Controls include volume bass and treble, but I was very bummed to see that they only go to 10. Haven't these guys seen Spinal Tap? Watch the video below if that reference leaves you scratching your head, and check out the gallery.
No word yet on price, but Engadget reports that there will only be 10,000 units made, which certainly won't help make that mystery dollar amount lower.