"MODERN ROCK“. This 4 channel preamp has much more to offer than just being the heart of a modern Rock rack system. Beside the convincing clean, crunch and lead tones, a unbalanced recording compensated output helps you to lay your parts straigh...
"The stage is packed with props, but Purgason’s amps and cabs are cleverly hidden in set carts to prevent damage. His rig is fairly simple: a pair of 4-channel Engl E530 tube preamps and a 6L6-powered Engl 850/100 tube power amp running through a blood-soaked Krank 4x12 cab," states [this](http://www.premierguitar.com/ext/resources/images/content/2014-12/RRs/Gwar/pust-amps-web.jpghttp://www.premierguitar.com/articles/21840-rig-rundown-gwar-2014) rig rundown, by Premier Guitar.more
"MODERN ROCK“. This 4 channel preamp has much more to offer than just being the heart of a modern Rock rack system. Beside the convincing clean, crunch and lead tones, a unbalanced recording compensated output helps you to lay your parts straight into the hard drive. A stereo 1,5 watts power amp works with any cabinet or headphone for silent practicing. Technical innovation in a single rackspace!
Preamp: 4 channels, Clean, Crunch, Soft Lead, Heavy Lead, 3 band EQ for Clean/Crunch, 4 band EQ for Soft/Heavy Lead, separate channel volumes, preamp defeat switch, Bright switch, Contour switch.
Power Amp: 2 x 1,5 watts solid state
Outputs: Stereo fx loop, stereo outputs, stereo recording outputs, 2 x dual footswitch jacks (Z-3, Z-4)
Dimensions & Weight: 48 x 4,4 x 26 cm, 4 kg
I am a big fan of ENGL for years and I was looking for something cool and compact, which could produce the typical tube ENGL sound, but could be used for silent recording. Well, the E530 is a really great solution for such purposes. I even use it with no additional plugins or simulations - just a small EQ via my Boss GT-8, plugged in the fx loop - these devices are a wonderful combination to put in your bag and go kicking some ass with a cool sound, still caring just a sack, but not large and heavy stuff.