Bergantino HT112 vs. EX112

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. hi all,

    i'm a proud owner of a Bergie HT212.


    i'm looking for a single 12 for low volume, small room gigs....with portability.

    i noticed the new EX112 on the site.

    no horn, good for fingerstyle...which is me.

    anyone try these yet?

  2. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    havent tried one, but turning my HT112's horn all the way off, it still sounds bergie sweet. cant see you'd go wrong. then again, Jim's tweeters are the best sounding in the biz.
  3. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    I have one of each, what did you want to know?

  4. jokerjkny: good to know, thanks!!!

    Andrew: well, i would like to save some $$$ and get the ex112. but of course, i don't want to sacrifice tonal flexibility all that much.

    sonic differences between the 2? i know its COMPLETELY subjective.

    best shot?

  5. Golem II

    Golem II

    Jan 4, 2002
    Macon, GA, USA
    I figured the point of selling it without a tweeter was so you could buy a pair of them, without paying extra for a tweeter you weren't going to use.

    How does a Bergantino 1x12 with no tweeter (or one turned all the way down) sound compared to an Aguilar GS112 with the tweeter off? Does the Berg sill sound brighter? I was thinking of using an aguilar 112 and a berg 112 with no tweeter as an alternative to two aguilars.
  6. just spoke with jim B.

    how he described the EX112, sounded perfect for my fingerstyle sitch.

    however, always one for flexibilty, i'm going with the HT112.

    thanks for letting me think out loud.

    Jim's a great guy to talk to by the way!!!!

  7. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I ordered a Bergie HT112 last week to join the rest of my Bergie family....I can't wait:D Fred Is right, Jim Bergantino is a total class act!!!!!
  9. Cheech is God!


  10. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    funny you bring this up, cause on my louder gigs, i use both my Bergie, and Aguilar 1x12's in tandem.

    usually, i turn off the aguilar's tweeter, and let the bergie do its tweeter goodness. turning down the bergie, there's still that rounded bottom end on the bergie that i love so much. the glassy top end is slightly attenuated, but its still all bergie in its articulation and definition.

    the aguilar on the other hand just gets darker, and loses just a touch of its articulation. but i'm using it for its better low end response anyways, so its no biggie. the bergie doesnt quite make it as low as the aguilar.

    its quite interesting, and to me, shows the diff between a $350 cab and a $550 cab.
  11. great info!!!!

    thanks a mil!

  12. Gyoon


    Nov 12, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    Sorry to revive a two year old thread, but I too am facing this same dilemma. I would love to save the money, but still have the quality of Bergantino cabinets. I am a fingerstyle player and am quite sensitive to too much highs. I use flats, as well. Am I going to be missing much by going with the ex 112 in terms of tone and volume?

  13. Gyoon


    Nov 12, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    PS, I should also say that on my eden wt 330 my enhance knob is always at zero.
  14. soholounge


    Aug 11, 2004
    it seems to me that if you're using flats with enhance knob at zero, the tweeter wouldn't really be justified??
  15. i can say unequivocally that you'll be very happy with an EX-112. i have an HT-112, and it is still very articulate with the tweeter off. save yourself some money.

  16. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    For your situation, I'd say an EX112 would be fine.
  17. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    And keep in mind, we now also have the EX112s to consider...
  18. GRoberts

    GRoberts Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Tucson, AZ USA
    Do you mean the IP 112's?
  19. CaptainWally

    CaptainWally Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2000
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    The original question was asked in 2002 :)
  20. soholounge


    Aug 11, 2004
    wow, this was revived in 2004, and then again in 2005 (by me).

    it's good to have the current info added to it, though, i think.