#1
I am thinking of buying a Marshall Valvestate 8240 and was wondering if anyone had any experience with these amps. Are they any good?
Also what is the watt rating of these amps? All i can find out is they have 2x 40w speakers. Does this mean it is 80w or just 40w and are they particularly loud?
#2
Well, it's stero 40 watts. So, granted you have a speaker per side, that's 80 watts

I have an 8200, it's great! Fantastic even! I have it EQd for a perfect sounding old school death metal and heavier thrash metal sound, it is a real beast No need for a boost :P Loud too, considering I only run it at 50 watts.

Bear in mind it has a bite to the sound, which makes it sound lovely too. You might want to boost it if you're doing heavier than mid 90s death metal though (if you want mids).