AudioKinesis Cabs V!!!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Chef, Sep 25, 2012.


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. steubig

    steubig Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2001
    locustland, ca
    i keep my tc112 wide open. no plugs.

    no static has one plug in the middle position on the tc212. i had him take it out almost immediately. made it sound bigger :)
     
  2. DukeLeJeune

    DukeLeJeune rational romantic mystic cynical idealist Commercial User

    Nov 24, 2008
    Princeton, Texas
    Owner & designer, AudioKinesis; Auth. mfg, Big E (Home Audio only)
    I just got an inquiry about what happens to the box tuning and low-end behavior when port plugs are installed on the TC212. The cabinet has three 3" diameter flared ports in a vertical line on the back of the cab, with the top and bottom port right behind the woofers and the middle port centered between them.

    No plugs = 48 Hz tuning frequency, -3 dB @ 56 Hz, "flat" upper bass region (sounds "big").

    One plug (middle one to maintain symmetry) = 40 Hz tuning frequency, -3 dB @ 60 Hz, a little bit less upper bass energy (medium bigness, a little tighter).

    Two plugs (top and bottom) = 29 Hz tuning frequency, -3 dB @ 70 Hz, even less upper bass energy (starting to get lean, and tighter).

    Three plugs = sealed box (Qtc = .54 ballpark), -3 dB in the lower 90's (definitely on the lean side of the spectrum).

    I may not have included three plugs with all of the TC212s that went out, so if anyone with a TC212 needs more plugs, shoot me an e-mail or private message and I'll take care of it.
     
  3. Mike Arnopol

    Mike Arnopol Inactive Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 4, 2005
    Chicago
    Owner of MAS Soundworks
    I've been sending mine out with one plug because I didn't think the cabs sounded good with two---but also because of the possibility of asymmetrical loading on the woofers---likely not a real issue.

    I'd also be happy sending extras---let me know.
     
  4. DukeLeJeune

    DukeLeJeune rational romantic mystic cynical idealist Commercial User

    Nov 24, 2008
    Princeton, Texas
    Owner & designer, AudioKinesis; Auth. mfg, Big E (Home Audio only)
    My bad - I told Mike to do that, and I did it too.
     
  5. I know it has been mentioned before:
    Looking to order a cover for my Hathor any suggestions on who makes the best cover?
    Thabks
     
  6. Mike Arnopol

    Mike Arnopol Inactive Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 4, 2005
    Chicago
    Owner of MAS Soundworks
    Le Cover is near me and really good. Tuki is also good. Make sure to spend the extra dough and get the vecro straps on the bottom---stays on really nicely.
     
  7. Thanks!
     
  8. I don't see the Velcro option on the LeCover site. Am I missing something?
     
  9. Bassist30

    Bassist30 Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2004
    NEW YORK
    LeCover may had Velcro to attach the strap which held the bottom of the cover to the cab. I have one of their covers and they use a plastic buckle type snap to keep it snug for my TC15AF. They make a very good cover and well worth the money and protection.
     
  10. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    Not anymore.;)
     
  11. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    He still has one plug in the middle position.

    If ya follow.
     
  12. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    Are we still talking cabs?
     
  13. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Maaaaaaybe.
    Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe not so much.
     
  14. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    Lompoc, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    I can neither confirm nor deny the status of my ports at this time.
     
  15. Lia_G

    Lia_G

    Oct 27, 2005
  16. PDGood

    PDGood

    Sep 19, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Even though I like the bigness of all ports open on the TC cabs, I'm finding increasing uses for plugging the ports. In rehearsal situations in untuned or odd shaped rooms you have more control over the sound and it can help reduce boominess.
     
  17. Ukiah Bass

    Ukiah Bass

    May 10, 2006
    I like two plugs in the TC115 when using acoustic bass. Decreases the boom and tightens the sound.
     
  18. steubig

    steubig Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2001
    locustland, ca
    after the cabpalooza with no static this last weekend is started jonesing for something along the lines of a hathor that's a 1x10 with a 4-inch mid/high driver.

    seems like a no-brainer for subway culture . . .

    just saying.
     
  19. PDGood

    PDGood

    Sep 19, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    I thought the same thing but have been told that there are better choices of 8s being manufactured right now than 10s.
     
  20. Primary

    Primary TB Assistant

    Here are some related products that TB members are talking about. Clicking on a product will take you to TB’s partner, Primary, where you can find links to TB discussions about these products.

     
    Sep 27, 2021

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.