It's a partly closed-back combo, running on 6L6 power valves synonymous with what we'd think of as the classic American sound.
It is loaded with two 12-inch special-design Eminence Rockdriver Cream speakers, which according to the company were specifically designed to bridge the gap between an American and British speaker voicing – for example, a sonic cross between the Celestion Vintage 30 and the lower powered Greenback.
Aesthetically, it shares the same retro-classic styling of the other Statesmen; the Tolex is well finished and nicely tucked in around the sharp corners of the cab. It's also relatively light so lifting the 2 x 12 back into the car boot isn't too much of a worry after a long set.
Accessing the valves in the Statesman is a straightforward task, but no more so than with any other classic amp design.
The Dual 6L6 is not one for bedroom blazers. This combo is loud, and needs to be played loud to get the best from it.