Why Are Mark Vs So Expensive?

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Why Are Mark Vs So Expensive?

Post by spdavey » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:53 pm

I have owned several Boogies, including a Mark III. I have always been interested in owning the V over the years but the prices continue to climb. Is this amp worth the cost? I would love to get some feedback!

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Re: Why Are Mark Vs So Expensive?

Post by barryswanson » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:25 pm

They are great amps that can do a lot of sounds. They have 9 seperate pre amps and selectable wattage. I own one and love it. I also love in Australia so I probably paid a lot more than you would. But yes I think they are worth it.

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Re: Why Are Mark Vs So Expensive?

Post by Rider1260 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:38 pm

They are in line with other amps of similar quality , and some might say a great value for what it can do.
Look on the used market that can be had for some killer deals
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Re: Why Are Mark Vs So Expensive?

Post by GIG4FUN » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:25 pm

they are super busy inside with lots of wires. I think it took a while to make design etc
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Re: Why Are Mark Vs So Expensive?

Post by Markedman » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:20 am


They're inexpensive compared to what's on the market. Most amps from established manufacturers are priced similarly but do not have 1/5th of the options or refinements of a MESA amp. Boogie amps retain their value because they rarely need repair and sound so much better than three knob, one-trick pony amps.
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