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HELP!!! MESA ADVICE NEEDED

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by villegastx, Sep 30, 2017.


  1. villegastx

    villegastx

    Jul 22, 2016
    garland texas
    I have a mesa m6 but I may have the chance to trade+cash for a mesa titan V12 but i dont see so much info about it online.
    What would you do? What about m6 vs v12 tone?
    I have a ph412 and like to play classic rock.
    Should I upgrade to V12 or keep M6?
    V12 used price is $1100 and i paid $800 for my m6
    Mesa website is confusing, it says 1,200 watts 4 ohms (840w 2 ohm, 650w 8 ohms)
    Why more watts at 8 ohms than 2 ohms?
    Fender tb1200 reach 1200 watts at 2 ohms only.
    Mesa V12 souns like a powerfull rig with my ph412 but not so powerfull if i add an extra 412 for a 2 ohm load.
     
  2. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    The V12 delivers less power at 2 ohms, that's by design. It's primarily intended as an 8/4 ohm amp. It can run 2 ohms when the switch is set in t he 2 ohm position but you will not get 1200 watts.
     
  3. villegastx

    villegastx

    Jul 22, 2016
    garland texas
    So, titan v12 still stronger since M6 is 600W at 2 ohms vs V12 at 840W 2 ohms
     
  4. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Specialist and Artist Relations for Bergantino Audio Systems
    I’ve had both. The Titan probably the strongest amp I’ve ever had in my life. The M6 is no slouch though, that’s for sure. In terms of tone, IMO, they are different. The Titan is just a brute with some very sweet and organic (there’s that word again) mids. The M6 is a little more “modern”sounding but with tremendous low end thump. I’d say the M6 is a little quicker and articulate in its note deleivery as well where the Titan has a bit more sag. With that said, both amps can be EQ’d to sound similar.

    The cool thing about the Titan is you have two footswitchable channels...that and the OD if drive is your thing. Both stellar amps at what they do.
     
  5. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Montreal
    Only anecdotal, but as far as I can tell, the Titan seems to have had (perhaps more than) it's fair share of breakdowns, whereas the M6 has been more reliable....I don't have specific data to back this up, but it's my distinct impression based on following these heads closely on TB, eBay and locally Kijiji (Canadian equivalent of Craigs List). The M9 had a ton of problems (I had 3 and 2 failed before Mesa eventually decreased the M9 power output to equal that of the M6)....juss sayin'.
     
  6. shoot-r

    shoot-r

    May 26, 2007
    Illinois


    BIG M-6 fan here, (I've two of them at present and thinking seriously of buying a third.)

    If you really like what the M-6 does for your sound best keep it.

    There's not another amp that quite does what the M-6's will....
     
  7. villegastx

    villegastx

    Jul 22, 2016
    garland texas
    I see a bunch of complains about silver face titan v12, i think mesa were working on cooling mods.
    The amp i could buy were already at mesa shop for repairs. The entire MOSFET power section were replaced and it has a clean bill with 3 years warranty, but i still not sure about it. It could be ready or i could not.
    But is better to buy something with warranty than something without it
     
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