Hi everyone - over the period of the next year I intend on putting together a "convenient" bass cab as part of my studies in woodworking. The structural and material sourcing aspect of the build is no problem, however I would like to get the specs for the speakers (and hence volume/porting in WinISD) sorted early. Budget is limited given that I am in a study period of my life so suggestions on speakers choices should bear that in mind. If my thinking is true, I should hit a combination giving me either 4Ω or 8Ω. The amp to be used with the cab will happily put 800W or so into 2Ω and I have no use for stupid high volumes with this cab or for that matter amp shopping! I think it is logical to have a cab that doesn't load the amp too heavily with a low Ohmage or necessitate the master volume forever living right at the bottom of the range. The design of the cab needs compactness hence the initial rough idea being a 2x12 in a deep wedge or kickback style rather than being a bootshaker. A 1x15 with a horn crossed my mind, however cost is again a factor with the crossover and the large speaker pumping up the cost, etc. Constructive commentary on this choice is welcomed of course. Choice of speaker and cabinet volume/porting specifics are of course dictated by the programme type. The muse in my playing style is a mix of pick, finger and percussion (in that order of prevalence) with a brighter up-front tone than as not. My former favourite cab was a Trace Elliot 4x10 however my main instruments are 5-string basses in "normal" B and also open C (GCGCG). The bass response is not that much of an imperative as I prefer punch and presence to big warmth. The initial idea for speaker choice is a pair of Gallien Krueger 082-0590-A. These 12" drivers are rated 200W at 4 Ohms, so two in series hits my target weight of 8Ω at 400W. I seem to remember some recommendation about not installing speakers in series however. Hmm. Unwarranted scathing criticism of my approach, logic or anything else for that matter is not welcome. I am happy to admit I am learning, so all egos can be left in the basket at the door. Complimentary nibbles at the bar, don't pee on the seat etc.