Bergantino extension cabinets

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ethnotime, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. ethnotime


    Sep 24, 2006
    So i've got a Bergantino ht112 and I love it. Great sound, clear, and very clean. I was thinking of getting the extension cabinet but after reading around in these forums (very useful) I've read that a lot of people just use 2 ht112. What's the difference? From what i understand the ex112 doesn't have the tweeter. I've never played through two amps so i'm not sure of the sound difference. I figured the extension cabinet would more or less mimic the sound of the main one. Is that right? If there is no tweeter on the ext. cab then the sound should be a bit different out of that speaker no?

    If anyone could explain it'd be great. It seems logical to get the extension cabinet but i'd like to hear from people who purchased 2 ht112s.
  2. Mark Moss

    Mark Moss

    Feb 28, 2005
    Redmond, WA
    I personally like using an EX with the HT over using two HT's; no matter what style of music I am playing. An HT with the EX is a perfrect match - IMO. For me two HT's provide a bit too much high end getting in the way of the other instuments.
  3. dangnewt

    dangnewt Veteran Dispenser

    Jun 6, 2003
    MetroWest Boston
    The neat thing is that you have the option of taking just the HT in a low volume setting (although alone it can do fine) or bring both for that added oomph.
  4. petch

    petch Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    +2 :)
  5. BoomSTICK


    Jul 23, 2001
    I'd say get the EX 112 as the extension - Since you mentioned that you already have the HT.

    +3:) Shamelessly, I also recommened the Genz Benz 750 to Supersize that meal.
  6. dangnewt

    dangnewt Veteran Dispenser

    Jun 6, 2003
    MetroWest Boston
    +1 While we are being shameless, you can go with a Genz-Benz 400 if you don't have the need (or cash) for the G-B 750. Really any Genz-Benz with those Bergs will sound great.
  7. Why don't you add shamelessly 1 Trace 4x10 and 1 Trace 1x15 with a SVT VR and..:eek:...............:rollno::)
  8. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I use two HT112s, and the pair sound better than twice as good as just one, stacked they just kill!
  9. JOME77

    JOME77 Living in the Moment Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002

    This gives you the option of leaving the cabinets in different venues when gigging and still having the tweeter for sweet Berg highs.

    ...and if you use both and feel that you have too much highs , simple turn one of the tweeters off.

    Personally I can't hear the difference between a HT-112 with the tweeter off and an EX-112. I guess that I'm either deaf or just don't have enough imagination....:meh:
  10. ethnotime


    Sep 24, 2006
    Interesting! I think i'm gonna have to bring my bass over to a store and try it out: I use an AI clarus and with the tweeter all the way up my fender jazz is still fat and low-end heavy. It's a very bright and clear sound but i like it.
  11. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    I like my HT/EX setup, but I don't need the sound TOO bright. the EX has a fairly strong midrange, probably similar to the HT with the tweeter off. I don't think any one can go wrong either way.

    I love my bergies.:hyper: