ENGL Amp Spotlight: Ironball Special Edition E606SE

ENGL Amp Spotlight: Ironball Special Edition E606SE

If you're like most guitar players, you're faced with an internal battle of epic proportions: should you bask in the glory of a true all-tube amplifier with its heavenly palette of genuine tones, or should you go for the convenience of a digital profiling/modeling amp? With the new ENGL Ironball Special Edition E606SE, the choice might be a lot easier than you think.

To be clear, there are no semiconductors in the signal path of this pure all-tube beauty, but it offers an incredible amount of tonal flexibility and control. The Ironball Special Edition E606SE is a two-channel amp where every channel is boostable. The Clean channel offers chimey, shimmering cleans and smoothly breaks up at higher settings. Thanks to the gain boost function, you can boost the channel to get nice shimmering crunch sounds out of it. The Lead channel starts where the Clean channel ends and offers a huge amount of gain, and can even be boosted to make it more versatile (and perfect for any style of Rock and Metal).

But what about the flexibility of digital-based effects and MIDI control? With the Ironball Special Edition E606SE, you literally get the best of both worlds with digital components for the MIDI system, the Effects section and the Impulse Response Loader. Plus, the built-in Power Soak offers you the opportunity to play late at night or whenever higher volumes are unacceptable, and can used to push this great little amp to breakup at lower volumes.

Features
• 2 Channels: Clean, Lead
• All Tube Head
• Power Soak (Full Power / 20 Watts, 5 Watts, 1 Watt, Speaker Off)
• Tube buffered FX Loop
• Noise Gate
• Master Volume Boost (M.V.B.)
• Reverb
• Delay
• Midi: MIDI In
• Engl MIDI Footcontroller Phantom Power Switch
• Impulse Response Loader
• USB: for IR loading
• IR Selector Switch
• Headphone Output with Level control
• IR Balanced Output
• XLR Ground Lift Switch
• Store (for MIDI programming)
• All functions accessible on the front panel plus the IR Selection, Reverb Level, Delay Level and the Noise Gate Threshold are MIDI programmable

Sound Options
• Gain Boost
• Reverb
• Delay

Controls
• Gain (for each Channel)
• 3-Band EQ
• Presence
• Lead Volume
• Master
• Reverb Level
• Delay Level
• Noise Gate Threshold
• Headphone Output Level
• Power Range Selector
• IR Selector

Outputs
• Poweramp Output (1 x 8 Ω - 16 Ω, 2 x 16 Ω ||)
• Headphone Output
• IR Balanced Output

Footswitch
• Z4 (Channels, Gain Boost)
• MIDI (Z9, Z12, Z15)

Preamp Tubes
• 4 x Engl ECC83 / 12AX7

Output Tubes
• 2 x Engl EL84

Output Wattage
• 20 W

Dimensions
• 13.4" x 5.5" x 8.7" (34 x 14 x 22 cm)

Weight
• 15.4lbs (7 kg)

ESP distributes ENGL amplifiers in the USA and Canada. Find a list of our ENGL dealers here!

Comments
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Randy V.

I have been excited about this Amps release ever since I first played through and nearly purchased the First Ironball 20, and discovered the Special Edition and the many features I desired for Studio recording. Plain n Simple a Perfect set of features.....Except for availability. I’m patient. SO I had contacted Engl back in June 2020 in which I was advised of a delay (not surprising) In November 2020 I was advised to contact Esp Guitars. No sign of availability at known Authorized Engl dealers.

Please Advise

Brandon M.

When will these amps (ENGL Ironball E606SE) ship?  The original ship date was April 1, and then COVID happened.  Any update on when they might ship to the customers that pre-ordered and paid many months ago?  

David S.

Doesn't look very well to me....still not available, no news, no ETA, not even a single demo video. I guess there's a production problem or something wrong with the unit itself....

Adam Y.

How much is this guy

Nevla

Looks to be around $1400 USD/£1250

Raff Sangiorgio

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