Meet the Mark Five: 25™
Packing the legendary preamp TONE, stylistic versatility and
aggressiveness of the MARK IIC+™, MARK IV™ and MARK V™, the new
MARK FIVE: 25™ provides a “greatest hits” collection of our renowned
Mark Series preamp circuits served up with a bouncy, brash new attitude all
its own and packaged in a truly unbelievably small size!
The 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 highspeed,
tactile expressiveness. The result is a new bench-MARK, every bit
worthy of its ancestor’s storied heritage.
Scale-down in size, not performance!!! Check out the Mark Five: 25 and
prepare to be blown away as to how MASSIVE “mini” can be!!!
Mark Five: 25™ Features:
• Designed AND Handcrafted in Petaluma, California USA
• All-Tube Design: 2xEL-84 Power Tubes & 6x12AX7 Preamp Tubes
• Fixed Bias for consistent, maintenance free performance
• Patented Multi-Watt™ Channel Assignable Power Amp featuring
Mesa’s proprietary Dyna-Watt™ technology providing two power
levels with different wiring configurations via independent 10/25
Watt Power Switches - Choose from:
10-Watt Mode utilizes 2 tubes operating in Class A/B Triode
for lush harmonics and liquid feel at lower volumes
25-Watt Mode utilizes 2 tubes operating in Mesa’s exclusive Dyna-
Watt™ Class A/B Pentode for maximum power, punch and clarity
• 2 Fully Independent Channels with 6 Style Modes:
Channel 1 Features: Clean, Fat or Crunch Modes with Multi-Watt™ Power Switch (10/25 Watts) - Independent Gain,
Treble, Mid/Boost*, Bass, Presence, Reverb (rear panel) & Master Controls - *Powerful Mid/Boost Control doubles as a
standard Midrange Tone Control (from 1 to 5) AND a Variable Gain Boost Control (from 5 to 10) providing precise levels
of sweet harmonic overdrive, from subtle to blistering
Channel 2 Features: Legendary Mark IIC+, Mark IV and Xtreme Modes with Multi-Watt™ Power Switch (10/25 Watts) -
Independent Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass, Presence, Reverb (rear panel) & Master Controls
• Selectable 5-Band Graphic EQ – Footswitchable, Channel Assignable or Bypassable
• All-Tube, Spring Reverb with Independent Channel Control (rear panel)
• Fully Buffered, Tube FX Loop
• Built-In CabClone™ Cabinet Simulator with Internal Amp Load and Headphone
Output – Featuring Closed-Back and Open-Back Voicings, Speaker On/Off
and Ground Lift Switches
• All Aluminum Chassis
• 2 Button Footswitch (Channel 1/2 & EQ)
• Slip Cover
Standard Finish: Black Taurus Vinyl / Black Jute Grille
Dimensions: 8" H x 14" W x 8.75" D
Weight: 16.5 lbs.
http://www.mesaboogie.com/Product_Info/Mark_Series/mark-5-25/mark-5-25.html John Petrucci visited the Mesa Factory in April 2014 before his San Francisco show to hang out. It was also a great day to have John play through an early prototype of the Mark Five 25 for the first time. We took the fly-on-the-wall approach to capture the experience and got some epic playing from John, some great tones and a bunch of good times with Mesa Founder, Randall Smith, Tone Boy Doug West, and the rest of the Mesa team. John played through all the various modes and many different settings through a Mini Rectifier 1x12, a Rectifier 1x12 and at the end, a 4x12 Rectifier Standard Slant with Celestion Vintage 30s. He also played with a few different delays (T.C. Electronics G-Major and Jim Dunlop Carbon Copy) in the loop for singing solo tones. Recorded with the Mark Five: 25, various cabinets (listed above) and a Shure SM57 and a Sennheiser 421.
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