I'm in a speaker shake up now. My rig is a TH500, a Lakland 4494 w/ Barts, and an A Bass Jade. I sold my DB112 pair to fund the Lakland purchase. So now, I'm sort of speaker-less....well sort of. I have a TC112. I use the Thunderchild for rehearsals and 'small' pick up stuff where a grab'n-go is warated. I've auditioned the CN212 at a local music store. Sounded great with the TH500 using a Lull 4 jazz they had at the shop. Aggressive and tight in all the right places while still maintaining some low end authority. The only hang up is price. $1250 is a lot of scratch for speakers (w/ wife and kids.....no wide/kids, no problem!!) Was looking at picking up an AE212 locally, but it seems from peer advice, the AE212 ad CN212 more different than same. The AE212 prob wouldn't my tone goals. So ffwd....been thinking about the AE210. From what I can gather, the AE210 shares some tonal similarities with the EA NL210.....which is prob one of the best sounding cabs I've played through (w/ older powersoft Puma 500). Guess from what I can remember about the NL210 as was pretty smooth all the up, not bloomy or flubby on the bottom, with a smooth top end. Kinda hoping this is the AE210!! I dont know if the AE210 can 'grind' like the CN212? Maybe you guys/girls can tell me more about the AE210's tonal characteristics. Additionally, would like to know how the AE210 plays with the Aguilar TH500. If all else fails, I'll prob end up just getting the CN212. However, I can score 2ea AE210's (prob w/covers) for the cost of 1ea CN212. Or was possibly thinking of mix/matching an AE112 and AE210 as rumor has it that rig sounds good too. Either way, looking for your input to help me make a decision. Thanks! PS...fwiw, been thinking about trading in the TH500 for a Puma 900. Again, fwiw grain of salt sort of comment.