Aguilar 12" Cabs with Little Mark

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by spencer, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. spencer

    spencer Guest

    Feb 22, 2006
    I heard aguilar cabs sound mid scooped, I love the design of them though, is there a difference between the models? And do these sound mid scooped? How do they pair with markbass.
  2. Visirale


    Mar 23, 2003
    I had a DB112 and mid-scooped is the very last word I'd use to describe it. It was the first cab where I had to depart from my flat settings on the LMII. At least with my stingray the thing was OOZING with (too many) mids. It sounded good, but it took a while to get it EQ'd right.

    The GS cabs are pretty different although I have limited experience with them. They are where the "mid-scoop" stereotype comes from, though...
  3. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Let's be clear on something about the GS cabs. Its not that there is a literal dip in the mids, as if they EQ'd them with a cut. Its just that they voiced the cabinets (I have the GS112's and have had the GS410) with a boosted lowend and a sparkly hi-end via the tweeter. IME.

    With that in mind, a more mid-voiced head such as the Little Mark, or even Aguilars AG500 which is a punch machine, will give you all the versatility you need. IMO of course.
  4. spencer

    spencer Guest

    Feb 22, 2006
    well I plan on getting the tweeterless version... if that makes a diffrence..
  5. Visirale


    Mar 23, 2003
    GS or DB?
  6. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000

    Also, I think more of the mid scoop comes from higher up in the spectrum (i.e., 750hz - 1k). My GS112 seems to have a lot of growly low-mids, especially once you feed some watts into it.
  7. The LMII sounds very nice to me with both the AG GS and DB 112's, although as pointed out above, both sound quite different.

    However, for the OP, you should realize that a single 112 speaker is going to pretty much be a 'small gig' solution. Given the small box, and the amp running at only slightly over 1/2 power, you aren't going to get a ton of volume out of that rig. The good news is, adding a second 112 (whether it be the GS, the DB or other) will result in a LOT more volume, low end, and 'push', due to the extra wattage (lower impedance), the extra cone area, and the magical 'coupling' effect of two identical speakers.

    Two GS or DB112's and the LMII is enough for all but the largest, loudest gigs, assuming you don't want to shake the rafters with huge extended low end.

    IMO and IME.
  8. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1. The difference between 1 or 2 12" spkrs seems like more than double.
  9. spencer

    spencer Guest

    Feb 22, 2006
    Yea Im looking for something small and transferable to my ampeg 8x10 for the volume.. I was going to go with the markbass 12" combo but a seperate head an a 12 and the option to add a second 12 is a better combo..