Mesa/Boogie Mark Five Twenty-Five
The MARK FIVE: 25, now in a 16.5 lbs., 14" wide head or 15”x14”, 24 lb. Combo, delivers 2 Channels, 6 Modes and essentially a “greatest hits” collection of our renowned Mark Series preamp circuits served up with a brash attitude packaged in two unbelievably small formats!
In this small but mighty 25-watt incarnation, the sounds and attributes that make MARK Series amps so popular on stage and in the studio are not only shrunk to their smallest possible physical size, but are also further refined and improved. The gorgeous sparkling Cleans and soaring high gain Lead sounds have made the jump successfully across output tube platforms and a new and exciting timbre of the MARK Series voice is created here in the MARK FIVE: 25’s EL84 Duet. Brighter, tighter, more shredding in the top end, a bit more forgiving in feel and exceedingly more clip-able, the MARK FIVE: 25 is right on time.
The MARK FIVE: 25 is born of thoroughbred stock that carries worldwide accolades and is still setting trends with top Artists many decades after its unveiling. The MARK FIVE: 25, like the MARK V, is really a collection of iconic amplifiers. There are far too many circuits and sounds to think of it as merely an amp... it’s a living history of MESA/Boogie! From the groundbreaking MARK I that introduced the world to high-gain with it’s cascading preamp, to the MARK II - the world’s first high gain Dual Mode Channel Switching amplifier (and its later siblings that introduced Simul-Class power).
From the MARK III that ushered in the era of 3 Channel foot-switching performance, to the MARK IV which gave all that power individual control, the MARK V (and now the FIVE: 25) is the embodiment of guitar amp evolution that started right here at Boogie back in 1969. Packing the legendary preamp TONE, stylistic versatility and aggressiveness of the MARK IIC+, MARK IV and MARK V, the new MARK FIVE: 25 combines the power of our most famous Mark Series preamps with our exclusive Dyna-Watt™ 2xEL84 power section to create a new Mark Series amp of unprecedented portability, clip-ability and high-speed, tactile expressiveness. The result is a new bench-MARK, every bit worthy of its ancestor’s storied heritage.
Build Location: Hand-Wired In Petaluma, CA with the World's Finest Materials
Chassis Material: Aluminum
Rectifier Type: Silicon Diodes
Rectifier Tubes: n/a
Preamp Tubes: 6x Mesa 12AX7
Power Amp Tubes: 2x Mesa EL-84
Bias Switch for Alternate Power Tubes Types: n/a
Maintenance Free Fixed Bias: Yes
Wattage(s) Quick Reference: 10 or 25 Watts - Channel Assignable - See Power Amp Details for more information
Power Amp Details (Class & Wattage): Mesa's Patented Multi-Watt™ (Patent 7,602,927) Power Amp, featuring Dyna-Watt technology, providing two power levels, each with different wiring configurations (Pentode/Triode) via two 10/25 Watt Power Switches: Choose from 2 power tubes operating in Class A/B Triode for lush harmonics and a sweet, liquid feel at lower volumes, producing 10 Watts or; 2 tubes operating in Mesa's proprietary Dyna-Watt Class A/B Pentode for maximum power, punch and clarity, producing 25 Watts
Convection or Fan Cooling: Convection
Number of Footswitchable Channels (or Modes): Two Channels
Number of Style Modes: Six
Number of Style Modes Per Channel: Three
Types of Style Modes Per Channel: Ch. 1 = Clean, Fat or Crunch Ch. 2 = Mark IIC+™, Mark IV™ or Extreme
Channel Controls: Each Channel features Independent 3-Position Style Mode Switch, 10/25 Watt Multi-Watt™ Switch, Gain, Treble, Mid/Boost* (Ch 1), Mid (Ch 2), Bass, Presence, Reverb (back panel), Master and Graphic EQ Assignment Switch (On, Off or Footswitchable) - *The Mid/Boost Control on Channel 1 doubles as a standard Mid Control when set between 0 to 5 and turns into a Variable Gain Boost when set from 5 to 10
Graphic EQ and/or Contour: Selectable 5-Band Graphic EQ (Footswitchable, Channel Assignable or Off)
Reverb / Effects & Bypass Options: All-Tube, Spring Reverb with Independent Channel Controls
Effects Loop & Bypass Options: Fully Buffered Series FX Loop
Speaker Outputs: One 8 Ohm and Two 4 Ohm
Cabinet Simulation - Direct Live/Recording Output: Built-in Mesa CabClone Cab Simulator with Internal Amp Load & Headphone Output - Featuring Closed Back & Open Back Cabinet Simulations, Speaker On/Off and Ground Lift Switches
Headphone Output: Yes (see Cabinet Simulation for more information)
Footswitch: Included - 2 Button Footswitch (Ch. 1/2 & EQ)
Slip Cover: Included - Fitted Slip Cover
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