OK, so I got my Aguilar GS112 about a week ago and I feel comfortable with it now so I thought I'd share some observations here on the TB.
Specs: 1x12, 300w, 42lbs, $419 shipped.
I tested it with my Zon Souns and my Fender P-Bass through my redfaced SWR Bass 350 (240 watts into 8 ohms).
Overall: I like it quite a bit, especially for the price. I need to admit a bias to really big rigs, I usually play at Hartke 4x10 and an SWR Big Ben 18 both full range. I love that sound, huge low end AND wicked punchy, but that is way too much beef for small bars and restaurants, lol. I needed to be reasonable / practically in my new band situation, so a 1x12 seemed the way to go.
Good physical design
, I like the size and shape of the box, easy enough to move, sturdy handle in a smart spot, small transit footprint. Nice weight, there are some 1x12s out there that weigh less, but 42 lbs is more than managable for me.
Seemingly very good build quality
, feels sturdy, looks sharp. Looks more expensive than other 1x12s costing $100s more. Kudos to their visual designer.
Decent bass response
. It's no 15 or 18, lol, but it's not bad, especially considering the size of the speaker and, likely more importantly, the size of the box.
Good low mids
/ Good high mids
, as expected. I figured this is where the cab would shine and it does. Good job cutting through my band in rehearsal, which, if anything, is louder than many gigs we play.
, the tweeter is a bit harsh sounding, but it's controllable via an adjustable crossover. I dialed mine in at about 1/4 up and am happy with the mix. If the tweeter didn't have the crossover adjustment it might be rough.
overall is pretty good. It's nothing like running my big rig, but I do believe that it'll do the trick for small venues, and that is what I am doing.
Final notes: I am relatively pleased with it, and I am keeping her for sure. I knew going into it that it would be a comprimise of size and weight for sound, but I don't feel cheated by the cab, and least not much
. And with the price being so reasonable I have to call it a winner. If I had to rate it, I'd give it a 4.5 / 5.0 overall.
I'll post a follow up after I gig it several times in different venues and report back any new observations!