avatar cabs tone

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by iamlowsound, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. ok i did a serch, but i couldn't come up with a good answer. i am looking at buying an avatar cab (eather a 212 or a 210). i have never heard anythign bad about them, but i have also never heard anything about the tone of them. so i am wondering what kind of tone they give out, i am a midrange/bass kinda guy. thanks for your help

  2. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Too much hip thrust
    They are pretty flat tonally and dont have a tremendous amount of character. They a nice bump to them for rock though.

    If I compare my 2x10 Pro to my Goliath III and Mesa Powerhouse, it sounds pretty similar in bump to the Mesa. Low mids.
  3. Sqeejo12000

    Sqeejo12000 Guest

    May 5, 2005
    I personally own the 2x12 cab and can't say enough good things about that tone. I love it because it has good attack but still enough low to really rumble. Hell I am thinking of getting another to go with it. Or just a 15
  4. well i play lots of funk/prog, would they be good for that?

  5. I think the reason you don't hear much talk about Avatar's "tone" is that especially among low-priced cabinets they have a fairly transparent sound to them: with my setup of a 2x10 and 2x12 Neos, the best compliment I can give them is that it lets the sound of my basses and my preamp/effect (an SWR Mini Mo') through extremely well.

    I've found it's much harder to put a term to them as opposed to the Ampeg "grind" or the SWR "hi-fi". However, I would agree that there's a nice low-mid bump which IMO gives a nice kick through the mix.
  6. thanks, thats actually the sound that i like. punchy yet growling

  7. If you compare them to a EBS 210 and an Ampeg 210?

    I've played those cabinets both with my Peavey head and the Ampeg sounded pretty good - fat, round and growly. The EBS, however, was way too crispy. Now I want to look into Avatar.
  8. AGCurry

    AGCurry Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    St. Louis
    I just got my new SB112 Neo. Now first let me say that I don't play rock.

    My preference in a speaker is that it shouldn't color the sound much. It should reproduce rather than produce. I'm using mine with a SWR WM 4004 head, and I have to say (after one gig) that it does what I want it to do. It can get pretty loud (for me) anq still sound good, with a balanced tone, allowing me to set my EQ and hear what I expect to hear.
  9. Daytona955i


    Feb 17, 2005
    Albany, NY
    If you EQ your amp right, you can get an Avatar cab to sound like anything. At least IMHO.
  10. skewh


    Sep 5, 2005
    Ithaca, NY
    Indeed. I've got an Avatar 112 and it sounds fantastic; it's a very versatile speaker with great low-end, punchy mids, and cutting highs, at least, in my experience.
  11. hijack:

    Isn't 112 not a bit less for a rockband for example? Or you need to pump a lot of watt through it I suppose..
  12. DAcat

    DAcat Supporting Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Do any of your avatar cabs vibrate :hyper: and buzz when you play notes below D on the 2nd string. I recently got a Avatar 210 for a practice amp at home and its really noisy--I'm not sure,maybe it has blown speakers,but most of the buzzing seems to be coming from the back of the cab. :confused:-anyone else gone thru this :eek: ...
  13. Daytona955i


    Feb 17, 2005
    Albany, NY
    Make sure everything is tight, also the one time when I thought I heard a rattle in my 1x15 was when it was on a stage. It was shaking the stage so bad that it rattled.