Anybody ever heard of these?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by joel406, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. joel406

    joel406 Inactive

    Dec 27, 2013
  2. Redbrangus

    Redbrangus Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Under The X In Texas
    Almost 1000 Euros plus shipping from Germany for a single 15 cab. Plus another 180 if you want Tolex instead of textured paint. Plus another 100 for a cover. I don't think we'll be hearing too much from them, but I remember that one time when I was wrong before.... :D
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  3. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    That website gives me zero reason to consider them for a millisecond.
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  4. BogeyBass

    BogeyBass Inactive

    Sep 14, 2010
    Look like same ol ugly duratex metal grill
    Carvin copy fuDfuLLs
  5. JimChjones


    Aug 6, 2017
    SE England
    Man, I am amazed how folk can dismiss kit they haven't even heard... They look nicely presented, then most things do.

    The trouble I have with almost all advertising material for bass gear is that it's so meaningless to me... what is 'punch' or 'heft' or 'clear'. I haven't really much idea how to describe the sound I like. But even recordings of the speakers in use wouldn't be much good to me, because all I'm really hearing is the recording and the reproduction at my end.
  6. srayb


    Oct 27, 2010
    Looks interesting. The 10” cab also has a 6” and a *two* tweeters. I have no idea how that would sound but at least it’s different.
  7. JimChjones


    Aug 6, 2017
    SE England
    Well we have the observation in the distortion/tweeters thread that not every tweeter in bass cabs has sufficient power handling to cope with very HF rich signals. Two tweeters with sensitivity tuned appropriately would seem to be one option to provide extra power handling.
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  8. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Silk dome tweeters like that are typically hi-fi pieces with pretty low sensitivity and power handling. Looks kinda like an AccuGroove influenced design, more or less. Priced similarly too. Might be great for the type of things I care about, especially upright. Greatly prefer that look to the same old vintage thing, personally.
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  9. Jaco who?

    Jaco who?

    May 20, 2008
    One thing puzzles me. I've never seen rear shelf ports before, Interesting, but why have those cool recessed jack plates when you wouldn't want them flush with a wall anyway?

    BTW, it doesn't look like they're designed for Harmonically rich signals - Which I couldn't care less one way or the other about. I'm weird - I use no distortion and can't imagine ever wanting to. :bag:
  10. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Rollover protection, maybe?
  11. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    That was back in the summer of β€˜82 iirc
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  12. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi joel406 :)

    Nope! They are only available since 25/5/19

    But I think, it certainly would be :hyper::hyper::hyper: to demo a Ritter with them! :drool:


    may the bass be with you

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  13. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Many of the things made in Germany are very good.
    These may be too...and looks aren't everything.
    I just think that the website doesn't give enough info(yet?).
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  14. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    The homepage is made bad.
  15. Redbrangus

    Redbrangus Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Under The X In Texas
    It would be enlightening to know how many speaker systems have been manufactured and delivered to end users. Seems to be a lot of 'coming soon' on their site.

    And yes, I think that having rear-mounted shelf ports might be unique to this manufacturer. I always felt like the biggest advantage to having the ducted port use one wall of the enclosure is that it made better use of precious baffle board never occurred to me to put one on the back.
  16. HCF

    HCF Of course, YMMV

    Nov 30, 2008
    I don't know anything about these cabs, but if bad design/cheap websites would stop me from buying gear I would be so much richer than I am right now :D
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  17. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    Smart move on that company's part. Hughes & Kettner getting out of bass amplification for almost a decade opened up a gap in quality bass cabs that not only this company is attempting to fill but others hopefully will follow suit.
  18. Redbrangus

    Redbrangus Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Under The X In Texas
    It wasn't my intent to dis' the product itself...I just think they don't look like anything particularly special. The "12er" (great name) is more than $1300 US before you shell out $100 for the cover...and before it transits from Germany to wherever. I don't see that having much of an impact on the US market unless they are somehow more miraculous than they appear to be. Obviously they'll be more competitive in the for the UK, who the [email protected]#$ knows?

    The cabinetry appears to be nice enough, but also nothing special...for the money, I would want a $.50 piece of foam behind the perforated steel grill, but that's a matter of personal taste.

    Oh...and that picture makes me want to say "Nihilists!" ;)
  19. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    Proof of the pudding is in the product. The market will sort out the winners from the also rans.

    I wish them well. Having one more available choice to consider is never a bad thing.
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  20. Gizmot

    Gizmot Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Pittsburgh area
    From a positive standpoint, there are very few bad German products. On the other hand, there are German products that I don't care for the sound of and German products that are so expensive that their apparent value is near zero.

    So - I'd give these guys a chance to prove their worth.