best lightweight cabinets?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by st stephen, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. st stephen

    st stephen

    Jan 7, 2013
    What's your recommendation for the best lightweight (~65 lbs. or less) cabinets? I'm thinking in terms of maybe a 15" in one and two 10" in another, or a couple stacked 12", etc. Great sound and light weight more important than price. Also open to your thoughts on great heads to match.
  2. seang15


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    Carvin BRX series, for sure.
  3. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    Best is pretty subjective. If you really want to go low weight, I would check out Mike Arnopol's composite builds. He could build you a pair of greenboy Bassic15's at a crazy low weight. If composite isnt your thing, there are other greenboy builders that work in okoume, that can also push the weight down by quite a bit.
  4. leona1

    leona1 Supporting Member

    May 27, 2009
  5. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006

    ^^^only if you want mids at the expense of lows.

    Search fEarful, Audiokinesis, LDS, Barefaced, Baer and read up.
  6. G-K's NEO series cabs. Not boutique but sound darn close to it.
  7. Randyt

    Randyt RAAPT Custom Wood Productions

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    There have been 3 posts I have been following for quite a while now:
    Tec Amp
    Baer amplification

    All 3 cabs have really intriqued me...Im still on the fence with either one!
    Good luck with your search
  8. dincz


    Sep 25, 2010
    Czech Republic
  9. Thundar

    Thundar Living in sin at the Holiday Inn Supporting Member

  10. Jawbone


    Jul 15, 2010
    Humboldt County
    GB's neo 212 is around 50lbs, plenty of low end. Most of the time you can find a used one at a very reasonable price.
  11. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    Markbass Traveler 102P

    Super small, two of them fit in the (tiny) back seat of a sports coupe,
    400 watts rated and only 33lbs.
    Stack two of them vertically for a 4x10 line array that is loud and punchy.

    Scoring where 0 is the worst and 10 is the best:
    Size = 10
    Weight = 10
    Sound = 9
    Price = 5

    They are kind of expensive at $600 for a 2x10, but for me it's worth it. I really need the small size for the aforementioned car.
  12. hgiles


    Nov 8, 2012
    I think 2 x 112 is the 'in-thing' now. At my budget I went with a GK Neo 112.
  13. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    I'm doing alright with my two Markbass Traveler 151P cabs, but I WANT a Barefaced Compact. I'm worried about what it might cost, though, to get one shipped over to the US.
  14. LowEZ


    Mar 29, 2011
    Central NJ
    Prices in $ including shipping to the US is on their site. About mid-way down this page:
  15. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Genz Benz Uber 212 fits the requirements, and happens to be a top-notch off the shelf cab. Good mix of modern/vintage tone, and LOUD.
  16. Bardolphus

    Bardolphus Put some stank on it... Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    I'm happy, happy, happy with my mini Aguilar setup: TH500 + SL112 + SL112. Great tone and the whole thing weighs 55 lbs.

    With the idea of the 2x10 + 1x15, I probably won't be the first to mention that the overall consensus on TB is that you should match driver sizes on multiple cabs for the best sound. Doesn't mean that you can't get good tone out of mixed driver sizes but most will tell you that it would be even better if you went with all the same size. FWIW, YMMV...
  17. irbass


    Jun 16, 2011
    Charlotte - NC
    Big twin Barefaced

    But you need to wait, i think Alex is very busy.
    I ordered mine in 08 Sep 2012, and I'm still waiting.
    You will be happy with Barefaced.
  18. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
  19. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    los angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    Baer ML112 is pretty spectacular. 37 lbs and a pair of them will cover pretty much any gig. I've owned a lot of different cabs and have been impressed with them. Running Puma heads but have been using a Monique tube preamp in front. Ridiculous tone.
  20. Stephent28

    Stephent28 Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    C470, CO
    Glasstone LiL G
    2x12 cab, small footprint under 35# and a huge sound.