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EINE SYNTHESE UNSERER RENOMMIERTEN VERSTÄRKER DER MARK-SERIE IN ZWEI KOMPAKTEN, EXPLOSIVEN FORMATEN

Mark Five 25 Front Panel

Mark Five 25 Rear Panel

Mark Five: 25 1x10 Combo and Head with 1x12 Recto Slant
Die MARK FIVE: 25™ bietet eine "Greatest Hits"-Kollektion unserer renommierten Mark-Vorverstärker-Schaltungen, die in einem frischen, neuen Format serviert werden, verpackt als kompakter HEAD oder COMBO.

Der MARK FIVE: 25™, jetzt in einem 16.5 Pfund, 14" breiten Head oder 15"x14", 24 Pfund-Combo liefert 2 Kanäle, 6 Modi und ist im Wesentlichen eine "Greatest Hits"-Sammlung unserer berühmten Mark-Serie Vorverstärker-Schaltungen, die mit einem schnittigen Design in zwei smarten Formaten verpackt sind.

In dieser kleinen, aber mächtigen 25-Watt-Inkarnation werden die Sounds und Attribute, die die Verstärker der MARK-Serie auf der Bühne und im Studio so beliebt machen, nicht nur auf ihre kleinstmögliche physische Größe geschrumpft, sondern auch weiter verfeinert und verbessert. Die herrlich funkelnden Clean- und die rasanten High-Gain-Lead-Sounds haben den Sprung über die Endstufenröhren-Plattformen erfolgreich geschafft, und ein neues und aufregendes Voicing der MARK-Serie wird hier mit dem EL84-Paar des MARK FIVE: 25 geschaffen. Die MARK FIVE: 25 ist heller, straffer, schärfer im oberen Bereich, etwas nachsichtiger im Spielgefühl und überaus clip-tauglich, und sie kommt genau zum richtigen Zeitpunkt.

DIE VOLLBLUTPFERDE MARK IIC+™, MARK IV™ und MARK V™.

Mark Five 25 Sound Modes
The MARK FIVE: 25, like the MARK FIVE it is born from, 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!

Der MARK FIVE: 25™ stammt aus einer Generation, der weltweit anerkannt ist und noch viele Jahrzehnte nach seinem Erscheinen mit Spitzenkünstlern Trends setzt. Und der MARK FIVE: 25 ist wie auch der MARK V™ eine Synthese aus legendären Amps. Es gibt viel zu viele Schaltungen und Sounds, als dass man sie nur als Verstärker betrachten könnte, es ist vielmehr die lebendige Geschichte von MESA/Boogie. Vom bahnbrechenden MARK I™, der mit seinem kaskadiertem Vorverstärker die Welt in den High-Gain-Bereich eingeführt hat, bis zum MARK II™ - dem ersten High-Gain- und -Dual Kanal/Mode Amp der Welt (und seinen späteren Geschwistern, die die Simul-Class™-Power Technik eingeführt haben)

Beginnend mit dem MARK III™, der das Zeitalter der 3-kanaligen Fußschalter einleitete, über den MARK IV™ mit seinen individuellen Power Controls ist jetzt der MARK V (und jetzt der FIVE: 25) die Verkörperung der Gitarrenverstärker-Evolution, die 1969 bei Boogie begann. Der neue MARK FIVE: 25 vereint den legendären Vorverstärker-TON, die stilistische Vielseitigkeit und die Aggressivität des MARK IIC+™, MARK IV und MARK V und kombiniert die Leistung unserer berühmtesten Vorverstärker der Mark-Serie mit unserer exklusiven Dyna-Watt™ 2xEL84 Power-Sektion, um einen neuen Mark-Serie-Verstärker von beispielloser Tragbarkeit, Clip-Fähigkeit und schneller, taktiler Ausdruckskraft zu schaffen. Das Ergebnis ist ein neuer Bench-MARK, der dem sagenumwobenen Erbe seiner Vorfahren in jeder Hinsicht gerecht wird.

ÜBERWÄLTIGENDE PERFORMANCE IN EINEM KOMPAKTEN HEAD ODER 1xX10 COMBO MIT OPTIONALEN 1x10 ERWEITERUNGSCABS

Mit der Aufnahme der kleinsten Mark Series Combo und der 1X10 Erweiterungscabs aller Zeiten erwartet Sie dieser historische Ton in einem greifbaren Format, das schlicht und elegant aussieht, aber dennoch beeindruckend, wenn nicht sogar umwerfend klingt. Die Physik scheint Urlaub zu machen, wenn man die Wucht dieser 1x10 Modelle erlebt. Wie der ursprüngliche MARK I Boogie, mit dem alles begann, schleicht sich dieser winzige neue MARK wie eine Maus hinein, aber wenn er auftaucht, um von seinen mächtigen Wurzeln zu zeugen, brüllt er wie ein Löwe, sobald er zu sprechen beginnt. Ob Sie sich für den Head und einen oder zwei separaten Speaker oder für den 1x10 Combo für ultimatives Handling entscheiden, der MARK FIVE:25 enthüllt eine neue und aufregende Version eines Klassikers. Etwas mehr Glockenton, gerissene und leicht komprimierte Bässe, die perfekt, ja vielleicht sogar für manche vorzuziehen sind, überraschen Sie hier in einem Paket, das man hören muss, um es zu glauben, und über das man einfach nur lächeln kann. Ob Sie das Erbe der MARK einer neuen Generation von Liebhabern niedriger Wattzahl vorstellen oder die ultra-portablen Träume der unerschütterlichen Fans der MARK-Serie erfüllen, der MARK FIVE: 25 hat das Zeug dazu, Ihre Leidenschaft zu inspirieren und zu schüren - und das in dem handlichsten Paket, das es je gab.

Eine Übersicht über die Funktionen finden Sie unter Vollständige Angaben. Die vollständige Liste der technischen Spezifikationen für den Mark Five:25 finden Sie weiter unten Vollständige Angaben unter "Verfügbare Formate", und dort HEAD oder 1x10 COMBO.

Alle Details

CHANNEL 1

This Channel incorporates our best two Clean Modes ever, CLEAN and FAT from the MARK V. These Modes offer two musically useful flavors of this sparkling low gain voice that benefit from 35 years of continuous refinement and take Clean sounds to a dynamic, new touch-sensitive plateau. A third “crossover” Mode (CRUNCH) is also showcased here in Channel 1 and again, it’s taken directly from the acclaimed MARK V.

The CRUNCH Mode covers the mid-gain ground between Clean and mildly overdriven and ultimately, with this power section, on up to the higher gain sounds of its namesake. CRUNCH by itself is worthy of—and delivers more than—most stand-alone amplifiers. Also, here in the FIVE: 25, CRUNCH is enhanced by the ability to blend in more power section clip at lower volumes due to its lower wattage range. The EL84s accentuated top end harmonic content adds a nice openness to lower GAIN settings and Brit-voiced shred to the higher GAIN range, making CRUNCH even more applicable and valuable. You will likely find it one of the most useful Modes of all in this MARK’s arsenal.

MID BOOST

Mark Five 25 Mid Boost
From 0 to 5.0 on the MID/BOOST you will find the normal range of a standard MID control in a condensed form. From 5.0 to 10 on the MID/BOOST a wonderful graduation of overdrive possibilities unfold that enhance gain over a wide midrange spectrum and saturate with increasing thickness.

Channel 1 in the MARK FIVE: 25 is also fitted with an additional (patent applied for) MID/BOOST feature that increases both the gain and flexibility in all three of its Modes. What was a switchable On/Off Gain Boost feature on the original MARK I appears here as an adjustable MID/BOOST found on the MID Control. From 0 to 5.0 on the MID/BOOST you will find the normal range of a standard MID control in a condensed form. From 5.0 to 10 on the MID/BOOST a wonderful graduation of overdrive possibilities unfold that enhance gain over a wide midrange spectrum and saturate with increasing thickness. The dial-to-taste smooth, warm overdrive found in the MID/BOOST transforms Channel 1 into a full featured (high gain) amplifier all its own and offers HUGE potential for great solo and overdriven rhythm sounds across a wide range of styles.

CHANNEL 2

The top Mode of Channel 2 (the MK IIC+ Mode) is an exact recreation of the iconic MARK IIC+ LEAD Mode and offers the blistering midrange focus and searing top end of this classic 30 year-old circuit. Its urgent attack and tight midrange focus provide the perfect canvas to create, especially huge Rock and Metal sounds, with another iconic MARK feature... the on-board Boogie® Five-Band Graphic EQ. Many Heavy Rock aficionados find the MK IIC+ Mode with the EQ employed their go-to sound for aggressive high gain rhythm work. For the rest it provides an articulate, singing high gain voice with tons of mid-focus clarity from which to craft your signature Lead voice.

Channel 2’s middle Mode, the MK IV Mode, is another exact recreation, this time of the MARK IV’s “Lead” Channel and it appears on both the 6L6 MARK FIVE’S Channel 3 roster and here on the MARK FIVE: 25. This MARK IV Lead Mode is fatter and creamier than its mid-accentuated brother, offering a warmer voice that’s great for both single note soloing and high gain chording. It’s nicely juxtaposed to the pointed, more forward voice of the IIC+ and is supremely balanced and full bodied. Played with or without the Five Band EQ, the MK IV Mode is a great all around choice for so many styles, low or high gain, and would be ideal even as the only Lead Mode. Its warmth, balance and easy to play feel are the sonic anchor for Channel 3 in the EL84 powered MARK FIVE: 25.

The XTREME Mode (bottom Mode) is also a faithful duplication and taken directly from the 6L6 MARK V. It definitely lives up to its name and delivers the radical dose of high gain infused with extra harmonics and even more urgent attack than its cousin upstairs, the IIC+ Mode. This hyper reactive voice jumps at the first hint of pick attack and roars with aggression. It’s further antagonized by the similar response of the EL84 power tubes here in the FIVE: 25 with their fast attack, higher mid frequency and relative lack of sub-low bottom end. XTREME shreds, grinds and thrashes like the angry teen it is circuit-wise and whatever it lacks in nuance, it makes up for in brash attitude. It’s very fast, forward and furious and should be used in musical environments where you don’t care if you offend and/or dominate... and in fact, may even be the goal.

LEGENDARY BOOGIE® 5-BAND GRAPHIC EQ

Mark Five 25 5-Band Graphic EQ
Legendary BOOGIE® 5-Band Graphic and Multi-Watt™ Channel Assignable Power

The on-board 5-Band Graphic EQ has been an iconic trademark of MARK Series Boogies since it first appeared on the MARK I back in 1970. The shaping power of this feature can’t be denied, especially when combined with the MARK II and IV’s tight, mid-focused gain sound. In the ‘80s the classic “V” setting of the Graphic EQ on MARK II and III models became an instant Classic. The Graphic EQ comes at the very end of the signal chain so you can shape the final sound with the only consideration being how much of a certain frequency your speakers, cabinet – and ultimately your ears – can handle.

MULTI-WATT™ - jedem Kanal seine eigene Leistungsstufe

To the right of the Graphic EQ SLIDERS are the Multi-Watt™ Channel Assignable Power switches for each Channel. These allow selection of either the full 25 watts of Dyna-Watt™ power with its more-than-rated punch and impressive burst of headroom on the attack, or the brighter and oh-so-clip-able 10 watts of Class AB Triode power. Dyna-Watt is the choice for most gigging or rehearsing with others and provides the maximum volume for clean sounds and the tightest tracking response for high gain rhythm work, especially in the low end.

The 10 Watt setting flips the 2xEL84s over to a CLASS A/B Triode wiring configuration that offers an opposite power response to Dyna-Watt along with greatly increased clip-ability. It produces a skinnier, slightly brighter response and is the same low power scheme used in our Mini Rectifier® 25 for its ability to track many styles and it’s the perfect fit for the 6 versatile preamp Modes here in this MARK rendering as well. The 10 Watt setting is great for lower volume practicing, rehearsing and recording and allows more use of the power section as a gain source, enabling you to reduce the preamp’s GAIN Control settings and explore the old school approach to achieving tube overdrive... power saturation.

BUFFERED SERIES FX LOOP

Mark Five 25 Effects Loop
The first feature of note starting at the far left of the rear panel is the Series, Buffered, Tube FX LOOP. The MARK FIVE: 25 includes a HEADPHONE Output for personal enjoyment of the amplifier when it is not possible to play through a speaker.

The Buffered, Tube FX LOOP is the interface point for outboard processing and it provides a junction between the preamp and power section. The LOOP performs well with both Rack and Pedal type outboard gear with the obvious exceptions being those effects that work better on the INPUT of an amplifier (Wah, Compression, Gain and Overdrive Pedals, Envelope Filters, etc.). Since it is buffered, you can use multiple units in line and relatively longer lengths of cable (25 feet or less) before hearing too much degradation in signal.

Kopfhörerausgang

The MARK FIVE: 25 includes a HEADPHONE Output for personal enjoyment of the amplifier when it is not possible to play through a speaker. This jack derives its “speaker simulated” signal from the included CABCLONE™ D.I. feature and delivers a surprisingly good rendering of the FIVE: 25’s sound and feel to your headphone set of choice.

Vollröhre, Federhall

Mark Five 25 All Tube Reverb
The Mark Five: 25 has independent REVERB Controls for each Channel. This allows different amounts of the all-tube, short-spring analog Reverb to be dialed in for each of the Mark Five: 25’s 2 Channels.

Next up are the REVERB Controls and there is an individual MIX for each Channel. This allows different amounts of the all-tube, short-spring analog Reverb to be dialed in for each of the MARK FIVE: 25’s two Channels. Anything from a subtle background ambience to a fully drenched effect can be dialed according to taste and musical style.

CABCLONE™ D.I.

MArk Five 25 Built in CabCLone
On-board CABCLONE D.I. Cabinet Simulation feature - This built-in magic allows you to capture a wonderful representation of the sound and feel of the MARK FIVE: 25 direct to a Console, Converter or even direct to a Recorder without the need to mic up the speaker.

And last but DEFINITELY not least, is possibly the coolest feature ever to grace a MESA® Rear Panel, the on-board CABCLONE™ D.I. and Cabinet Simulation feature. This built-in magic allows you to capture a wonderful representation of the sound and feel of the MARK FIVE: 25 direct to a Console, Converter or even direct to a Recorder without the need to mic up the speaker.

Taken directly from our acclaimed stand-alone CABCLONE, this compensated D.I. (and HEADPHONE Output) does an incredible job of capturing the signal from the SPEAKER OUTPUT and turning it into direct injection gold. The four elements here allow for use both with a live speaker and without, so you can blend the direct and a mic’d speaker cabinet if you so desire. The CABCLONE section features switches for SPEAKER Status (OFF/ON), CABINET Style (OPEN BACK/CLOSED BACK), GROUND (GROUND/LIFT; Pin 1 Float) and an XLR BALANCED Output. This array of controls comprises perhaps the most valuable and welcome feature set on any MESA amp and expands both the functionality and enjoyment potential many fold. The MARK FIVE: 25 is the first of our amplifiers to include this powerful tool built right in for speedy and convenient live use or recording applications without sacrificing authenticity and Tone.

Videos

Official Demo Video

Ch. 2 MK IV – Classic Metal

Ch. 1 FAT – Sparkling Clean

Ch. 2 MK IV – Alt Rock Rhythm

Ch. 1 CLEAN – Blues Overdrive

Ch. 2 XTREME Mode – Metal

Ch. 1 CRUNCH – Classic Rock

Ch. 2 MK IIC+ – Pop Rock

Ch. 1 FAT – Traditional Blues

Ch. 1 CLEAN / FAT Comparison – Funk / R&B

John Petrucci Mesa Mark Five: 25 'Tone Lounge' Proto Playthrough

Andy Timmons, Doug West and the MESA® Mark Five: 25™ In-Depth

Tone Sessions: Intronaut “Sul Ponticello” – Mark Five: 25, Mark Five: 35 & Subway D-800

Tone Sessions: BTBAM “The Ectopic Stroll” - Mark Five: 35 & 25 Heads/Recto 2x12 Cabinets

Reviews

  • "Packing everything from classic clean and crunch tones to fire-breathing Mark IIC+, Mark IV, and even higher gain “Xtreme” sounds, this pint-sized powerhouse is more amp for the money than anything in its class.”


    Michael Molenda
    Guitar Player

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