Aguilar 2x12 loud enough to replace 4x10?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by stevekim, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. stevekim


    Feb 11, 2000
    los angeles, ca
    i'm thinking of getting a 2x12 to replace my mesa road ready 4x10. the mesa is a fine cabinet but i miss the bottom end i was getting with my mesa 2x15. not willing to go back to dealing with the weight of the 2x15 i thought a 2x12 might be a nice compromise. i am using a mesa bass 400. my only problem is, i play in a loud rock band and i'm worried the 2x12 might not be loud enough. right now i am doing fine with the mesa 4x10 so if the aggie 2x12 is as loud as my 4x10 i'd be happy. anyone get a chance to compare the two? are 2x12 generally about as loud as a 4x10 or not?


  2. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    This is just my opinion, but, I don't think that is a good match. I used a Mesa 400+ through an Aguilar 212 for exactly one gig. I couldn't get a tone out of it I liked at all. The aggie is very scooped sounding. Volumewise, as long as you can get a tone you like, it should be comparable to a 410. However, when I switched to a Bergantino NV610, it was like night and day compared to the Aguilar.
  3. zoran


    May 10, 2002
    I had eden 212xlt and sold it after few gigs. Never could get enough volume from it. Replaced it with aggie 4x10" and now I'm fine.
  4. brothernewt

    brothernewt Some people call me the stormtrooper of love...

    Apr 13, 2004
    Happyrock, OR
    My eden 212xlt is not as loud as my SVT410hlf, but I kinda had the impression it was the impedance difference... 8Ohm Eden not drawing as much power as the 4Ohm Ampeg.
  5. Jonesy4fnk

    Jonesy4fnk Supporting Member

    pickup a Schroeder 1212........I ditched my Ampeg PR-410hlf for one, and its actually louder, and much deeper, sounding than the 410.
  6. A few years ago, I replaced my Eden 4x10 with an Aguilar 2x12. The Aggie didn't cut it alone in a band setting, so I had to add a 2x10.
    I'd replace your Mesa 4x10 with a Schroeder 410 and don't look back. It's like having two 4x10s.
  7. joegeezer


    Mar 9, 2005
    Northern Wisconsin
    Avatar Club#12 Eden Club Lucky# 13--USA Peavey Club#37 Carvin Club#5
    For loudness, I have never been able to get my 2-12 cab anywhere near as loud as a 4-10, but it does have better lows, but I would like to try the Eden 4-10XS model. They are supposed to have great lows and the loudness factor.