What are the best NEWER metal amp heads out there?

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  1. Gmork

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    Would love to be able to afford a meatsmoke!! Absolutely gorgeous amps!
     
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    Its official!! Ive ordered the randall T2 from ebay. Apparently its from a music locker in LA of the band KISS! (Whom i vehemently hate btw, but really interesting any how)

    Cant wait to get brutal with this thing!!
     
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    LOVE my Satan.
     
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    @Gmork You are now forced to post some sound samples when it arrives.
     
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    Will have to be from its DI output, but yes ill try to get around to it.
    Anyone know how good or bad the T2 di output sounds?
     
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    PRS MT15 very good sound for so little money. On the downside: You normally have to wait quite a few months because of the hype.
     
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    maybe in europe, but in the us/canada there's a bunch on reverb/ebay right now.
     
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    Yup, I see one for sale on Rigtalk, too
     
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    Im sure its really nice but im not into the idea of paying over $1000 for a 15w lunchbox amp whos description states...
    "the MT 15 stays balanced across the spectrum with a sweet, smooth tone that won’t bite your head off."

    Im looking for an amp that sounds like a 50 foot chainsaw cutting through 20 people bound together as their souls scream out in unison with their last gurgling breath. Hoping the T2 is THAT amp! :)
     
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    not sure if you've seen most of the mt15 demos floating out there, but that thing screams metal. Sure there's a bunch of blues dadrocker demos, but guys like thesubmancometh and ninjaraf have some killer metal demos of it. I thought about grabbing one myself but I'd rather hold out for an archon or a mesa f100 personally.
     
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    Youre right i havent, but I SHALL!
     
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    Peavey invective is a beast. Lots of great features and an amazing clean too. I really doubt I’d ever sell mine it’s just that good.
     
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    Minimal search results in few informations:
    - it is capable of being 55W head. Just swap output tranny and few parts, so it is loud
    - it costs 540€

    My obserwations:
    - it is considerably bigger and heavier than my Orange Dark Terror (DT)
    - it is much louder than DT
    - it has that lower freq omph that only big power bulbs give
    - clean is very clean and it a great clean pedal platform
    - it is worth 500 euros for that clean channel
    - drive channel is very gainy and fat - Bogner-esque.
     
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    You can get surprising mileage from the Tubemeister series from H&K. I know not everybody like those (I have a 1st gen Tubemeister 18) but I find mine pretty good, I often use it to go jam at places where there's a cab and no Pa for my axe FX.

    About the MT15, I don't knwo where you people saw prices over 1K$.
    https://www.thomann.de/gb/prs_mt_15_amp.htm

    Yes it's restocking and you'll wait a bit. But I fidn that price very reasonable.
     
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    I have a lot of experience with the triple crown. It does metal exceedingly well. I really like that amp.
     
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    Invective.120 metal machine with all the bells and whistles
     
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    AMT stonehead 100 might be worth a look
     
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    is it more mark or recto esque?
     
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    Isnt it supposed to take over the stiletto for hot rodded marshall esque sounds?
     
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    What budda said is roughly correct, but on this spectrum I’d say more Mark. It’s capable of being a very focused amp, very saturated, with a very powerful treble control on the high gain channel.

    It certainly uses the EL34’s reduced bandwidth to its advantage to create a very direct, cutting, ‘shouty’ quality of stuff like old Marshalls, but the gain structure is geared toward tightness.

    It’s a great amp, it’s the first ‘new’ amp I’ve tried in ages that not only exceeded expectations but actually made me want to buy a new amp. I’ve had Mesa amps for years, right now I have a Mark IV and I’ve had a few Dual Rectifiers in various guises come and go; I’ve never seen the need to replace it. The TC has me considering it haha.
     
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