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Berg Reference 112 vs Mesa Subway 112 vs Aguilar DB 112

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bnkr, Dec 29, 2017.


  1. Bnkr

    Bnkr

    Dec 26, 2017
    Home studio environment. Cost not a factor. Will not be gigged. Looking for a high quality 1x12

    Main factor: Wife
    Secondary: "Living room" appeal

    Looks are important but does not need to be a "real wood" furniture grade cabinet. I believe the three choices are quality sounding cabinets.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. stephenb923

    stephenb923 Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2014
    New York
    Love my Aguilar DB 112's in Chocolate Thunder. They fit in/look nice with wood furniture and sound great.

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  3. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    You can get the Mesa in any color you want from the Mesa custom shop, as well as a variety of real wood finishes.
     
  5. Bnkr

    Bnkr

    Dec 26, 2017
    Thank you everyone for your feedback.
     
  6. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    I love my Bergantino Ref 112's, along with my "rack of victory" -Fender tube pre and Crown power. I'm sure I heard my wife making fawning sighs as she passed by, just the other day.
     

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  7. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    Duke at AudioKinesis makes some incredible home audio wood cabs. I wonder if he could get you a nice studio sounding rig enclosed in one of those fancy wood cabs of his...as long as you said cost isn't a factor! :)
     
  8. chris_b

    chris_b

    Jun 2, 2007
    Any of the Berg 112's would sound great. I'd also checkout an Aguilar SL112.

    Show your wife a mock up of the Barefaced One10, the size of 2 cereal packets, and stand back in amazement as she orders the cab for you.
     
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  9. klejst

    klejst

    Oct 5, 2010
    Omaha, NE
    Ah women...everything has to match the decor...:rollno:

    But gotta keep them happy.

    True though some manufactures do offer custom woods, stains and tolex wraps (designs). As "mmbongo" mentioned above Mesa/Boogie offers all of these. Generally a bit pricey but made in the USA and their products at least in my opinion are top notch.
     
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  10. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Development Specialist for Bergantino Audio Systems
    Given your criteria, Berg all the way.
     
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  11. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    Great point! And: The Barefaced 110 with cloth grill is sexy as hell.
     
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  12. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    I wish my wife would make fawning sighs over it......
     
  13. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Montreal
    If living room appeal is paramount and cost not a factor, a Mesa Custom Shop 112 is clearly the grail-gorgeous, furniture quality finishes in wood or leather and great sound....I'd go to their page and let her browse the options :)
     
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  14. SJan3

    SJan3

    Dec 8, 2010
    Ct.
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  15. Gizmot

    Gizmot

    Mar 22, 2009
    Nashville area
    I also use a Euphonic Audio cabinet - a Wizzy 12. When I first got it, I wasn’t all that impressed with it, but over time I’ve come to appreciate how good it is. It’s very detailed yet smooth because the sound emanates from a single point.
     
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  16. David A. Davis

    David A. Davis Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Summerville, SC
    Bergantino REF112
     
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  17. SJan3

    SJan3

    Dec 8, 2010
    Ct.
    Yes, the WIZZY 12 is on my gas list. I've found that some speakers "wow" at first but become irritating over time. Others may seem more "bland" initially till you realize that you could listen to it all day.
     
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  18. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
  19. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Don’t forget, AccuGroove is back in business. Barefaced cabs are excellent, as was previously mentioned. Bag End also has some new offerings. Sometimes we only consider the more popular brands...too bad there are more options!
     
  20. Loring

    Loring

    May 4, 2017
    Ontario
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