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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by EastCoast Ed, Jul 30, 2003.
Anyone have any experience with this cabinet (www.bagend.com)?
I use the ported version. The S18D. This is the tightest 18" cabinet I've ever heard. Better than some 15"s. I've used it a part as a BIAMP as well a full range and it is capable of both.
The S18ED is for use with the ELF system so your looking at some big bucks as well as another cabinet to handle everything above 80Hz. I will say that the power ratings are very conservative and the sound is great but unless your playing arenas the S18ED with the ELF processor might be a bit much for a bass rig for your average clubs. It's likely to induce vomiting in small rooms.
They've renamed ELF to INFRA! Interesting. Wonder what changes they made.
Their web site seems to be a bit messed up, the INFRA-12 listing under "pro" takes you to the INFRA-12 Home page, and the INFRA-18 page is empty.
The changes probably have to do with licensing. AFAIK, Bag End (Modular Sound) didn't own the ELF technology. I was developed by Ron Wickersham of Alembic. I postulated that the patent ran out, and Bag End no longer has to pay for the ELF licensing and introduced thier own name for the same technology, INFRA, borrowing from the integrated sub modules that they had developed.
...but I might be way off...
maybe they're cheaper now??