Hartke Kilo vs Mesa Carbine M9

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by hellstring, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. hellstring


    Jan 12, 2014
    Which would you choose? The Hartke's cheaper but...
    Speakers will probably be two 115 and a 210 (powerhouse or Hydrive) or a 810.
  2. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables, Dirtbag Clothing
    Not many Kilo users on the forum but I love mine. Ive never used the Mesa so I cant comment on it but I did sell my Ampeg and kept the Kilo. The Kilo does have an issue with running bridged mono though.
  3. KablesP


    Oct 29, 2013
    I haven't played either but I have played an M6 and it was totally badass. It was through an Ampeg 810 and it sounded great. Mesas have great sound and a reputation to back it up, and they hold their resale value much more than Hartke. I would go Mesa.
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Hartke makes fine gear, but Mesa is over the top awesome. The M9 is a great amp, certain to be a future classic.