2x12 Recto cabinet with V30s rated 140W?

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Grayalf
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2x12 Recto cabinet with V30s rated 140W?

Post by Grayalf » Mon May 27, 2019 7:31 am

Hello everyone,

I'm new to the board and have been reading for a few weeks. This is such a great resource for everything Mesa. I really enjoy reading everyone's stories.

I have a question to ask about a recent used purchase. I picked up a 2x12 recto cabinet loaded with V30s. The add stated this was a roadster 2x12 however the specs and appearance are an exact match for the 2x12 Recto cabinet with V30s as compared to Mesas website. It is 30 inches wide, not 25 inches like the roadster. However, the label states its 140W and not the 120W rating I usually see on the recto cabinet. Can anyone confirm this discrepancy please.
2012 - Fender American Std Strat w/ lipstick pickups
2016 - Godin Passion Custom
2014 - Mark V - 90W Combo
2014 - Mini-rectifier 25 murdered out
2016 - Express 5:50+ Combo
2015 - 2x12 Recto cab w/V30s
2015 - 1x12 wide-body w/V30s and Wicker Grill

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Re: 2x12 Recto cabinet with V30s rated 140W?

Post by tbonesullivan » Tue May 28, 2019 8:58 am

I believe for a while the Vintage 30's that Mesa used were rated at 70W, not 60W, which is why the cabs are rated at 140.
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Re: 2x12 Recto cabinet with V30s rated 140W?

Post by Grayalf » Tue May 28, 2019 7:49 pm

Thank you very much for the answer. This one also is a closed back with no porting.
2012 - Fender American Std Strat w/ lipstick pickups
2016 - Godin Passion Custom
2014 - Mark V - 90W Combo
2014 - Mini-rectifier 25 murdered out
2016 - Express 5:50+ Combo
2015 - 2x12 Recto cab w/V30s
2015 - 1x12 wide-body w/V30s and Wicker Grill

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Re: 2x12 Recto cabinet with V30s rated 140W?

Post by screamingdaisy » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:23 pm

Mesa used to rate their V30s at 70w because that’s what Marshall did.

A number of years back they changed it to 60w because that’s what Celestion lists them as.

No change in the speaker, just marketing. Older 4x12s were 280w. It took longer to change because they had a lot of 280w stickers to go through.
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Re: 2x12 Recto cabinet with V30s rated 140W?

Post by Grayalf » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:30 am

Thanks for this added info, I was about to ask that very question.
2012 - Fender American Std Strat w/ lipstick pickups
2016 - Godin Passion Custom
2014 - Mark V - 90W Combo
2014 - Mini-rectifier 25 murdered out
2016 - Express 5:50+ Combo
2015 - 2x12 Recto cab w/V30s
2015 - 1x12 wide-body w/V30s and Wicker Grill

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