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Pairing Aguilar cabs

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by tommy9, Nov 4, 2012.


  1. tommy9

    tommy9

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    Hi,

    I've recently bought Aguilar GS410 cabinet in 8 ohms.
    I have also DB680 preamp. I mainly play reggae music so I need nice low end. I'm thinking about different combinations of Aggie cabs:

    1. GS410 + GS212 both 8 ohms parallel
    2. GS410 + 1xGS112 both 8 ohms parallel
    3. Gs410 8ohms parallel with 2xGS112 4ohms series.

    I read that two GS112 cabinets sound much better than one GS212 so I thought about it.

    Thanks for advice.

    Tom ;)
     
  2. froghat

    froghat Supporting Member

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    The general consensus on TB seems to be add a second identical cabinet. The GS410 claims to go to 40Hz (the GS112 to 42) and has significantly higher sensitivity (101dB vs 95dB). The GS112 cabs wouldn't extend your low end at all.
     
  3. RickenBoogie

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    +1 the most ideal pairing will always be 2 of the same. When the 2 "couple", you get increased volume, lowend, and badass factor. Mixing cabs will give mixed results.
     
  4. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

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    I thought the GS410 and GS212 were terrible together. Either one alone is great, they just don't combine well.

    Get a second GS410 if you need more juice, or switch to a GS412. The Aguilar EQs have really deep lows, so you just need a clean high power handling cab and you'll get everything you need.
     
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  6. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

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    I've found the opposite to be true by the way. The more 12"s in a single cab the better -- GS412 rules. 2 1x12s sounds more sterile to me.
     
  7. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

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    I would recommend the GS412. How much power are you using? I liked 2 410s, just got tired of hauling them. Tried the 410 and 2 112s and it was ok.
     
  8. tommy9

    tommy9

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    Does the one 212 sound like a half 412? 412 makes too much trouble with transport.
     
  9. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

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    Wouldn't say half the volume, but would be better than hauling a 410 and a 212. The 412 is HUGE sound and weight wise
     
  10. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

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    Dude, don't be mixing driver sizes. There's simply no advantage, and you may very well introduce problems such as phase cancellation.

    You want a powerful, modular Aguilar rig? Get a pair of 2x12 cabs, and call it a day.

    MM
     
  11. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    The one GS410 isn't enough by itself? Mine sounds huge, especially on the bottom.
     
  12. GolfGuy

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    I have a GS 2x12, GS 1-15. The 2-12 is all you will need. I have had 2-GS 1x12's. Stick with the 12's.
     
  13. tommy9

    tommy9

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    Thanks for advice. I'm still waiting for the gear which is being shipped. The phase cancellation issue convince me not to mix the driver size. Maybe its better to take one 412 instead of combination 410 + another cab, but when I gig in the club sometimes I can't take 412. I'll look for the 412 or 2x112, so I will have possibility to create different sound in studio. I've got the answer, so the thread can be closed.
     
  14. jasonbraatz

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    The GS412 is the truth and the light.
     
  15. tommy9

    tommy9

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    I missed the fact that 412 is only 18 lbs heavier than 410. Plus it has response from 37hz.
     

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