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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by detracti, Feb 21, 2008.
Looks more like the Fathom now.
That suck's. I bought mine in Jun'07. I really like the look of the black. Just like Wesley Snipes said " Always bet on black".
How's it doing for you? Must be amazing.
I just got the old version. They had the new version in the Mesa Boogie store. I liked the way it looked, but I'm not a big fan of those knobs. I like the look of the silver still, so I suppose to each their own. It must be the Aguilar heritage in me, but I associate Silver with being more expensive and black with being cheaper - if you look at the DB line vs the AG line.
it looks quite similar to the JMJ one...
+1 I like the silver better too. Of course, that's what I have so I may be biased..... nah, silver rocks.
Why does the Titan put out more wattage at 4 ohms than at 2?
1200 Watts @ 4 Ohms (840 Watts @ 2 Ohms, 650 Watts @ 8 Ohms),
This makes no sense to me.
I emailed Mesa about this and they said, "the Titan does run at the full 1200 watts at 4 ohms and 840 at 2 ohms. This was done due to the amount of current/voltage the amp would draw from a wall circuit, and without this change the circuit would trip the breaker of the typical house circuit."
Bummer. My 2 cabs are 4 ohms each. So I'm looking at 840 out of the Titan vs 750 out of my BB750.
Better off just slaving out to my Peavey DPC1400x if I want more power. The 2 channels have power specs nearly identical to the one channel in the BB750.
With the power ratings aside...you still get more versatility and some nice features out of the Titan.
Either way you color it, that head is one bad mofo.
It really doesn't make sense that the amp puts out LESS power into 2 ohms. I could understand limiting it to the same output at 2 and 4, because that wouldn't put any additional stress on the output devices and should not draw much, if any, additional current from the wall (after all, wattage is wattage, and I'm sure the efficiency of the amplifier doesn't change drastically from 4 to 2 ohms). But less power?! There's no good reason to do that.
I wonder if there is some kind of output regulator somewhere between the transformer and the transistors that would protect the amp during 2 ohm operation. I've heard of the idea but never seen it applied.
I brought the topic of the lower wattage @ 2ohms up in another thread. It was never confirmed, but somone brought u te possibility that it is two amps (like a stereo amp) but you can only use both if it's in the 4ohm configuration. Not sure if it's true, but you never know. Maybe the two separately pull too much power...?
Just checked, and this is apparently how their new Fathom head works. It has an impedance switch, sort of like you have with tube heads.
600 watts @ 2 and 4 ohms.
That makes a lot of sense -- with a switch (also like the GBE PowerFlex switch) you could switch in the appropriate bias or current-limit resistors for the load.
That is so metal, I think I'm bleeding.
So much awesome.