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Avatar SB112? Need some reviews.

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by shawshank72, Feb 8, 2014.


  1. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    A small shop near my mom is willing to sell (2) SB112's for 350$ out the door.
    Im going back home to canada next weekend and am seriously thinking of buying them and taking them with me.
    Want to hear from people who have played them in live/rehearsal settings and how they are sound wise and reliability wise.
     
  2. cableguy

    cableguy

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    Never played that model Avatar. But my friend has a 410 avatar that sounds great. Although he picked it up for $250.
     
  3. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    I take it these are used? ... how old, and what drivers? .. I used to have a couple SB112's with the Delta LF's and they went very deep, but I actually preferred the B210 Delta cabs (over the neo's) for more mid-presence ... no experience with the neo's in the SB112's
     
  4. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Used yes but in near perfect condition.
    Its the Delta 12LF.
     
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  6. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass

    Apr 9, 2009
    I have the NEO SB112 in Blue Tolex and like it a lot. It can handle rehearsals all by itself. I'd say it's voiced more for rock'n blues because it's bigger than most 112's plus it's ported (deeper lows).

    The tweeter has an attenuator which I leave on full. Two of them for that price is a steal if they are in good shape. Drop a 500w - 700w microhead on them and you'll have a gig-able little stack.
     
  7. That's a good price. They do tend to be mid-shy. As is under discussion in another active thread [12/6/1 cabinets?], you can replace the tweeter with a 6" midrange. (Search my threads as well.) It's a pretty easy mod and turns these cabs into monsters.
     
  8. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Sounds interesting.
     
  9. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass

    Apr 9, 2009
    I like what you did, but I still like the cab with the tweeter. It's not as clear as my DRB 1260 (3-way) of course, but it's got a good rockin sound to it.
     
  10. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Go to the Avatar owners club and search there. Lots of good reviews of that cab.
     
  11. Interceptor

    Interceptor Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2005
    Madison, WI
    I had one of those. Solidly constructed, very usable tone and easy enough to move. The tone has a nice beef to it. Two of them would be plenty to compete with a loud drummer, and at $350 are a very safe purchase.
     
  12. I've lost a good deal of my high-freq hearing over the years, so my opinions regarding tweeters are probably suspect. :) Anyway - there's enough room in these cabinets to keep the tweeter and add a 6" midrange driver.
     
  13. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I have one that I bought years ago... It's a decent little 112, but nothing spectacular. I've considered dropping in a mid from time to time for fun. It's a bit boxy sounding in stock condition.