The Road King 2x12 gets its design foundation largely from the Rectifier 2x12 Horizontal, adding a dado-joined vertical panel in the center of the cab to isolate the closed-back side of the cab from the open-back side. Finished with a custom-tuned, one-piece rear panel spanning both sides, a Celestion Vintage 30 is loaded in the closed side and Mesa's exclusive Celestion Custom 90 in the open side, offering amazing tonal variety and application flexibility. A side-by-side comparison with a 2x12 Horizontal Rectifier Cab showcases the Road King 2x12 Cab as being slightly tighter and more focused in the lows with a little more prominent midrange and sparkle in the high-end from the open-back influence. Combined with the cabinet-switching option built into the Road King Head or Combo, OR – using an external cabinet switcher with your favorite amp, dynamic live performance, composition and mic’ing options are endless.
You simply won’t find a better cabinet. All Mesa enclosures are made using the finest Void-free, Marine Grade Baltic Birch. Super strong rabbet corners are glued and nailed. Speaker baffles are fitted with superior dado joint construction and braced. Grilles are wrapped around a separate grille board, not the baffle board. Grille material is made of strong twisted jute dipped in a special coating that filters top end for a sweeter response.