Mesa Boogie Transatlantic TA-15
January 15, 2010 by Charlie
Mesa Boogie Engineering never ceases to disappoint. With the growing popularity of low wattage lunch box- and toaster oven-sized heads, such as the Vox Night Train, Orange Tiny Terror and the new Jet City JCA20H, Mesa are now deep in the hunt with the introduction of the TransAtlantic TA-15.
From Mesa Boogie’s website:
Legendary tone in a lunchbox — Weighing in at Only 12 Pounds!
Introducing the Mesa Boogie TransAtlantic TA-15, the new micro-dynamo from MESA Engineering. While they may be the last to show at the lunchbox amp party, there is good reason for this stylishly late appearance… Mesa Boogie Engineering saw another chance to redefine a genre.
The TA-15 packs all the footswitchable performance – including Mesa’s patented MULTI-WATT Channel Assignable Power – found in our high-end full-size models and offers the most classic British and American sounds in a beautiful 12 3/8”W x 6 3/4”D x 5 7/8”H package that weighs only 12 pounds!
Two channels feature 5 Modes that cross the Atlantic with ultimate finesse and flexibility, creating the most portable all-tube gig companion ever. Choose a preamp style in each channel and then select the perfect power for it from 3 super expressive output choices; 5 Watts Single-Ended CLASS A, 15 Watts CLASS A or 25 Watts of patented Dyna-Watt power.
The Channel Modes start off with lower gain NORMAL and higher gain classic versions of the iconic TOP BOOST sound in Channel 1, which includes an ingenious Pull MASTER on the CUT control that can be Hard Bypassed for purists. Channel 2 houses three Modes; a gorgeous TWEED clean, a British high gain in HI 1 and a classic Boogie Lead in HI 2.
All this Tone and performance comes to you travel-ready in its sturdy padded gig bag that holds both Power Cable and Footswitch and allows easy access of the Retractable Handle. So prepare for a smooth Crossing as you enjoy the best of both sides of the pond with the new TransAtlantic.
Transatlantic TA-15 on cab Multi-Watt, Channel Assignable Power Amp featuring Duo-Class and Dyna-Watt technologies providing three power and operating class options that are channel assignable via independent 5/15/25 Watt Power Switches: Choose 1 power tube operating in pure Class A Single-Ended, producing 5 Watts – 2 tubes operating in pure Class A Push-Pull, producing 15 Watts or 2 tubes operating in Mesa’s Patented Dyna-Watt Power that maximizes the power and punch of time-honored Class A/B power / 2xEL-84 & 4x12AX7
Front Panel Cluster 2 Fully Independent Channels with 5 Style Modes – Channel 1 features Normal (Brit Clean) or Top Boost Modes with Multi-Watt Power Switch (5/15/25 Watt), Volume (gain), Treble, Bass, Cut w/Pull Master – Channel 2 features Tweed, Hi 1 (Brit Gain) & Hi 2 (Fat Gain) Modes with Multi-Watt Power Switch (5/15/25 Watt), Gain, Treble, Bass & Master controls.
This amp looks amazing! But how does it sound? We’ll get more information on the all-new Mesa Boogie Transatlantic TA-15 as it’s released. Can’t wait to get my hands on this little guy. I bet you are wondering on a price for this little monster. Check here for prices as it’s updated.
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Transatlantic TA-15 Specifications:
- All Metal Chassis – Black Crinkle and Platinum Pearl Powder
- Ultra Compact, Portable Design with Massive Tone & Amazing New Styling – 12 3/8”W x 6 3/4”D
x 5 7/8” H – Weighs Only 12 Pounds
- 1 Button Footswitch (Channel 1/2)
- Padded Gig Bag w/Strap
- Fixed Bias for consistent, maintenance free performance
- 2xEL-84 & 4x12AX7