Mesa/Boogie Stereo Simul-Class 295

95W Head

Made by Mesa/Boogie

Description Fantastic all tube power amp, blending the tone of both EL-34's and 6L6's.
Posted By Justin Frear (3769)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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Overall Rating: 5.0 (of 5)
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On 10/2/2003, Justin Frear (3769) posted:
Overall Rating:
I tested a number of power amps and I really liked the ability to run both EL-34's and 6L6's to blend the sound. As far as it being better, Mesa tried to fix that by releasing a newer model (2:90?) which is only 2 rack spaces and close to 1/2 of the weight. I like my beast though. It's solid and puts out some serious sound.
Price: $350.00
Where Obtained: Ebay
Features:
Stereo all tube power amp 4 EL-34 tubes 4 6L6 tubes 4 12ax7 tubes 95 watts per side in Simul-Class mode (runs both varieties of power tubes) Switchable down to 30 watts per side (uses only the EL-34's) 2 volume controls - my model has them on the back. Power and standby rocker switches on the front. Aforementioned 95/30 watt power switch 2 8ohm speaker outs per side 2 4ohm speaker outs per side
Sound Quality:
Excellent sound quality. As this is a power amp, a separate preamp is to be used, and that is really what's going to shape your sound. I run it with a Soho 4 channel preamp (think Kitty Hawk Quattro) and it simply screams. It works perfectly for what I play, whether it is metal or praise and worship.
Ease of Use:
Not very difficult to use. Signal goes in, turn your knobs to whatever volume you want, flick the switch to which wattage/style you want, run a speaker line out from your selection of 8 outputs. Not much to it!
Durability:
Mine is what...10 years old at least. Takes a licking and keeps on ticking, but then again, it's a Mesa and built like a tank. Speaking of which, it is a tank. Takes up 4 rack spaces and tips the scales at about 50 pounds.