I auditioned the the Aguilar GS-112 today at www.planetbass.com. Its out of his home which is fine. Tony, very nice young man (23) very professional and knowledgable (read customer comments on his site). anyway I auditioned the gs-112 with my EA CXL-112, brought my amp (SWR bass 350/RBI) and guitar (G&L SB-1 pbass 1985). I also played through EA and Aguilar with an Aguilar DB-750 head. I noticed right off the bat that the CXL-112L next to the GS-112 sounded thinner and more midrangy? The mids of the Aguilar were darker, but I don't like much mids. The bottom of the aguilar was heavy, heavier than the EA. Closer to the fundamentals?? REMEMBER I bought the CXL-112 without hearing it, I bought it on the sound I heard from the VL-208 and CXL-110L which I borrowed and owned repectively. I really wanted to hear the Aguilar to determine if I'd get another CXL-112 or mix it with the Aguilar or return the EA all together. The sensitivity of the Aguilar was 1dB lower than the EA, but that was enough to allow the EA to be heard better than the Aguilar. I listened to one GS-112 by itself and it seemed much heavier, maybe not as heavy as the Eden I mentioned in my "CXL-112L great for Slab AND Upright Bass???" thread http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=97465 anyway I found myself liking the sound of the aguilar cab VERY MUCH at least in a solo home usage situation (this guy sells and auditions out of his finished basement). I went back and forth and really couldn't get over how irritating I found the CXL-112 EA sound. Peaple say EA is "hi-fi" or "flat response" maybe so, but I guess I don't like that. I like heavy when I want it and not too bright of midrange or treble. Still after all is said and done I was not terribly impressed with my CXL-112L's performance tonight at church. we played louder than at practice. the cab seemed to keep up quite well with overall volume, but some of the lower notes were not as thick as I had hoped and I immediately thought "I wish I had the Aguilar here!" I can't say for sure if the Aguilar's mids will satisfy me, but I'll find out! I'm buying one GS-112 Sunday! and I will give it a good workout next thurday's during practice side by side with the CXL-112. A side note: I was not terribly impressed with the Aguilar DB-750 head at least with my bass. we played through both cabs and Tony played a new Modulus through them also. the amp sounded better with the modulus than my G&L SB-1 Pbass. ...more later when I practice with the GS-112 on august 28th!! stay tuned.