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ENGL Powerball 2 E645/2

Ultra low end, versatile ROCK/METAL amp. 4 channels lead to where no ENGL amp has gone before. The Sonic Evolution of ENGL sounds, from crystal clean to crispy crunch ñ tight fat rhythm to punchy lead sounds in conjunction with low bottom end to satisfy the needs of the modern guitarist. Rich harmonics and fast attack delivered by special built transformers to cut through on any stage or recording situation.

Make and model ENGL - Powerball (E645/2)
Power (Watt) 100 W
Type Head
Channels 4
Footswitchable channels Yes
Power lamps 4 x 6L6GC
Preamp lamps 4 x 12AX7
Rectifier Solid
Effect loop Yes
Effects No
Reverb No
Impedance 4/8/16


The second generation of the approved and extremely popular, 4-channel, all-tube powered amp head appears in an absolutely ingenious revised model; the successor is loaded with some additional, very meaningful features for guitarists: in addition to an optical facelift the new amp model is equipped with four gain control knobs making individual sensitivity adjustment and precise saturation tuning in the preamp section a piece of cake!

Designed to satisfy the exacting demands of discerning players, it delivers all the tonal hues and colors you need to paint the most vivid musical pictures imaginable. Housed inside this newly designed enclosure is a powerhouse 100-watt amp boasting 6L6GC tubes. It delivers the sonic goods you need to dial in everything from contemporary ultra-high gain lead tone to crystal-clear clean and punchy crunch sounds. An astonishing amount of gain reserves, remarkable tonal versatility, and bone-rattling bottom end have crowned the Powerball king of the heap among modern-day guitar amps.

Courtesy of its ability to crank out tight, focused low end, glossy top end and jaw-dropping sound pressure levels, this amp provides the contemporary guitarist with richly detailed tone and the kind of cut-thru-the-din assertiveness that sets standards for amps of this class. And in keeping with the ENGL tradition of engineering excellence, it sports a host of hip features: a second master volume ( ), electronic power amp monitoring (P.T.M.), a switchable and adjustable FX Loop, and a Depth Punch knob that shapes the power amp’s response by beefing up the low end. But that’s not the last word on this ENGL head’s innovative features: you also get two different mid sound voicings, via the middle-boosted feature. We created these voicings to extend the range of lead sounds you have at your disposal by tweaking mid-range response to suit different playing styles and applications.There are few more handy features to rave about: This amp sports our Serial Amp Control Port, or S.A.C. Port for short.

Plug an ENGL Z-9 Custom Foot Controller into to it and get hip to some very convenient remote control options. This footboard lets you activate the four channels directly in combination with Master A/B switching simply by tapping its four footswitches. And that affords you instant access to four sound variations at two different volume levels each. Moreover you can access further prominent features like and  the build in Noise Gate affecting both Lead channels is switchable via footswitch in the new amp version too. In addition, the amp comes with three stereo jacks designed to accept dual footswitches like the ENGL Z-4 or a MIDI switching system (e.g. ENGL Z-11) for selecting the channels and other crucial Amp features. Old world craftsmanship and highest quality components are part of what makes ENGL amps so special, and the Powerball is no exception. On that note, please read and heed the guidelines on handling all-tube amps. The ENGL team is convinced that this amp will delight and inspire you


Front panel new features:
• 4 Gain control knobs: Clean Gain-1, Crunch Gain-2, Lead Gain-3 and Lead Gain-4
• 2 Bottom sound switches, one for Lead-Channel 3 and another one for Lead-Channel 4
• Middle-boosted switching (affects all 4 channels) via front panel button or via footswitch
•Electronic Power tube monitoring system (P.T.M.) with LED indication (new version)

Front panel common features:

• 4 channels: Clean-Channel 1, Crunch-Channel 2, Lead-Channel 3 and Lead-Channel 4
• 4 Volume control knobs: Clean Vol.-1, Crunch Vol.-2, Lead Vol.-3 and Lead Vol.-4
• Bright and Bottom sound switches for Clean and Crunch
• EQ system Clean and Crunch: Bass, Middle, Treble-Clean, Treble-Crunch
• EQ system Lead-Channel 3 and Lead-Channel 4: Bass, Middle or Middle-boosted, Treble
• Channel switching via two front panel buttons or via footswitch
• Master A and B controls for different output volume settings
• Presence and Depth Punch controls in the poweramp stage
• Stand By switch

Rear panel new features:

• ENGL S.A.C. Port to accept the Custom Footpedal Z-9 (more options)
• Noise Gate (including threshold control) can now be activated via footswitch (On/Off)
• F.X. Loop Send & Return with Balance control now switchable via footswitch (On/Off)

Rear panel common features:

• 3 x 1/4″ Stereo jacks for connecting three Z-4 footpedals or a MIDI switching system
such as the ENGL Z-11
• Poweramp Output 2 x 4 ohms, 2 x 8 ohms and 1 x 16 ohms for many speaker options
• 100 Watts output power, 4 x 6L6GC power tubes
•Four ECC83 (12AX7) preamp tubes

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