Acoustic Image Unveils the Doubleshot Lightweight 2x10 Cabinet

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (June 3, 2019)--Acoustic Image today announced the launch of Doubleshot, the worlds smallest, lightest 2X10 speaker cabinet, offering natural, omnidirectional, full-range, high-volume sound, for all acoustic instruments, including voice, through two opposing sidefir- ing woofers and a single 5-inch midrange driver mounted in an extremely compact enclosure with a total weight of just 15 pounds.

    The 12-inch-high Doubleshot cabinet will be available on its own (for use with any power amplifier) at a street price of $599 or paired with one of three Acoustic Image Clarus SL heads in combos ranging in price from $1299 to $1449, depending on amplifier features (each includes a high quality backpack-style gigbag). Prices for Doubleshot combos (and new 1X10 Upshot combos) will be reduced by $100 on all sales prior to September 1, 2019.

    “Our downfiring/frontfiring Ten2 EX was, until now, the world’s smallest and lightest 2X10 cabinet—and arguably the best,” said Rick Jones, Acoustic Image Founder and Chief Designer. ”The sidefiring Double- shot is half the size and weight...sounds more open and natural...plays just as loudly...and sells for 20 percent less.”

    “Doubleshot’s design takes full advantage of physics to maximize volume and breadth of frequency range, “ Jones added. “What’s more, the 180-degree sidefiring configuration, plus the added frontfiring wave of the midrange driver, result in true omnidirectional sound. The soundstage is huge, giving it a ‘coming from everywhere’ sound.”

    DoubleShot Combo

    The DoubleShot Combo consists of the DoubleShot speaker and one of three AI
    SL-class integrated amplifiers. There are rubber stops on the top of the cabinet that hold the amp head in place. When the amp is placed on top against the stops and the speaker is connected, a unique “combo” is formed.

    Three versions are available:

    1) DoubleShot-Clarus SL = DoubleShot plus 600W Clarus SL (one channel, no effects) plus short speaker cable.

    2) DoubleShot-Clarus SL-R = DoubleShot plus 600W Clarus SL-R (one channel with effects) plus short speaker cable.

    3) DoubleShot-Clarus SL-2 = DoubleShot plus 600W Clarus SL-2 (two channels, no effects) plus short speaker cable.

    When the units are purchased together as a “combo,” a duffle/backpack carry bag is included.


    • Designed for acoustic and electric instruments including bass, guitar and keyboards
    • Compact, highly portable, cylindrical shape fits in a backpack for transport
    • 12 inches diameter, 11 inches wide, 15 pounds, small enough to fit in airline overhead storage bin or under seat
    • Two 10-inch broad frequency range custom side-firing drivers • One 5-inch forward firing midrange driver with level switch
    • Two-way asymmetric crossover
    • Omnidirectional sound fills the bandstand and venue
    • Bumpers allow compact amp head to mount on cabinet
    • Rated at 4 ohms, 600W


    Frequency Response: 40 Hz - 16 kHz

    Max Continuous Power: Max SPL:

    Crossover: Enclosure: Weight: Input:

    4 ohms
    >118 dB at 1 m
    2x10 inch side-firing custom
    1x5 inch forward-firing custom w/ level switch Two-way second order asymmetric
    12 inches diameter, 11 inches wide
    15 pounds
    Neutrik Speakon wired to pole 1

    doubleshot.jpg doubleshot-clarus-sl2.jpg
  2. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    My own opinion, but i never liked 10'' cabs or combos.
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  3. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Supporting Member

    I guess this product isn't for you, then? Others may be interested, though.
    FretFree, Charlzm, MDBass and 12 others like this.
  4. bigmikebass

    bigmikebass Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    Fairview Park , Ohio
    Looks like a good upright solution.
    punchdrunk likes this.
  5. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
  6. MVE


    Aug 8, 2010
    Is this cab focused and voiced towards DB or electric or both?
  7. steelbed45

    steelbed45 36 on Ignore Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
    I look forward to the next thread where you pop in and say "I don't like this".

    Hell, you've probably already posted it while I was typing.
  8. SgtHulka

    SgtHulka Inactive

    Mar 29, 2019
    "for all acoustic instruments..."
    Lance Bunyon and MVE like this.
  9. tedw

    tedw Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Northwest U.S.
    Brilliant...I love Acoustic Image products!!!
    lowendrachel likes this.
  10. It reminds me of a hat box.
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  11. SgtHulka

    SgtHulka Inactive

    Mar 29, 2019
  12. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
  13. tedw

    tedw Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Northwest U.S.
    I’m an electric bass player and AI amps and speakers sound fine for me. But then again I Don’t have to compete with an ear splitting drummer. AI is a super innovative team and the bassist community is lucky to have them
  14. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    All AI products are designed to have a very transparent natural sound. If you’re used to the colored sound that most Electric Bass Amps give you, you might not dig it. But they are so natural sounding for upright/acoustic instruments, hence the name. That said, AI products work for electric bass with no issues...probably one of the most accurate representations of what your bass really sounds like.
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  15. Al T.

    Al T. Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    Richmond, VA.
    The Clarus SL works very well for electric bass. I imagine that the Double shot would also work for electric bass.
    OogieWaWa, kittyboy and Lance Bunyon like this.
  16. mb94952

    mb94952 Endorsing Artist : SFARZO STRINGS Inactive Supporting Member

    I LOVE 210 / 410 cabs. I can't wait to hear this cab and at 15 lbs makes my GK 210 seem heavy and I can pick it up with two fingers !
  17. NeonVomit


    Jan 29, 2013
    Must be great with an acoustic bass! Very interesting, especially for pub/coffeehouse gigs
    B-Mac likes this.
  18. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    Why are they balancing an amp on the top of that? Looks like an accident waiting to happen. Also, I like 10" cabs and combos.
    RiffwRiter and alaskaleftybass like this.
  19. I'd like to apologize for my previous post. I didn't mean to denigrate AI's engineering or design work, as I'm sure this combo sounds fantastic. And I bet it moves a lot of air.
    desotoslo, RiffwRiter, CB3000 and 6 others like this.