Originally Posted by dmbantz41
Anyone know why their is such a price jump?
That's mesa for you... They build the things like tanks, then sell them at list.
I've got a Recto 2x12. True, it's half the cab of a Legacy for the same price, but 75 pounds is enough, and 105, as cool as the full stack would have looked, would have just been backbreaking- no roadie for me just yet. what do i think of it? Dear god... i never fully appreciated it until my TSL got two pints spilled over it and went into the shop to be de-beered and re-tubed. I borrowed a friend's DSL-401 for a gig, and while i'd always liked that combo (almost bought one, in fact), I just couldn't get an inspiring tone out of it- the bass seemed flabby, mids indistinct, and the treble abrasive. Just for kicks, i hooked it up to my Recto cab, and oh my god did it make a difference- suddenly, the bass filled out, treble just came alive, and the highs were SO silky. Part of that is the V-30's, of course, but part of that is also the design and construction of the cab. It just killed me- it sounded almost as good as the TSL.
So in short, yes, you do pay for the Mesa name- they don't discount at all. However, they also build their amps and cabs at a ridiculously high standard. Whether or not it's the cab for you will depend on what your ears and your walllet tells you, but it's a great cab.