EA CX12 or similar name?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Larry Kaye, Nov 24, 2001.

  1. Larry Kaye

    Larry Kaye Retailer: Schroeder Cabinets

    Mar 23, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    I know they're new on the market but has anyone tried them and/or know what the dealers are asking? Again, I'm torn between adding an Ag 112GS or other small 1 12 cabinet to my mix of options to get a little more bottom end and growl added to 2 EA 208's.

    I'm not one who wants to pay $600 for a 1 12 cab so Bergantino and Epifani are kinda outta the picture unless a used one comes up on bassgear or ebay.

    Anyone played the EA yet or know the price?


  2. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    They seem to have removed the prices from their webpage, but I remember the CXL-110 was around that price, so the 112 is probably going to run you something around $600 at least. Memory might have failed me though. .. :)
  3. Larry, at Club Bass in Toronto they are $950 CAN which is about $15 US. JK ;) Actually around $620 US. I know Dave at Club Bass has been selling a ton of them (I just bought a used VL 110 to put under my 208 that was traded in by some one buying a 112) Just curious : do you really need more bottom end than the 2 208s give you? Mine has a ton, I can only imagine what two of them would sound like! I'm envious!
  4. Larry Kaye

    Larry Kaye Retailer: Schroeder Cabinets

    Mar 23, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    I've found in general that these cabinets need to be turned up a notch to really sound excellent which obviously I love doing!!

    Sometimes, when the room is a bit boomy, like one I played last weekend (all wood raised stage, wood floor, high ceiling, no acoustics at all) or when I'm playing down an oblong room rather than across, the 208's and formerly my EA110's don't project the lowest octave out but about 15 to 20 feet it seems. I'm trying to see if having a little more beef can be had without adding too much more weight to the rig.

    Beaver Felton has been advertising a 210 EA demo for $695, maybe less. When I was down in his store last January right after he first moved in, we combined it with a 208, a Lakland 55-94 and a used GKRB1000. It sounded absolutely killer together. All ranges covered, it was amazing, BUT the 210, regardless of casters, still weighs a ton ....... and getting in and out of my house and the car will require eventual hernia and/or back surgery!!

    So......I was hoping that maybe a 112 could make up for some of the projection the 208's have a little less of without turning up any more.

    Right now I'm working on leaving the lower end of my eq (31 to 60hz) flat, instead of a slight cut, even in a boomy room. Might mean that I don't play quite as loud or maybe boosting the midrange and highs slightly to compensate.

    Hey.....do you mess with the attenuators on the back of the cabinets or do you leave them alone? I don't play full time anymore and most of the gigs we play, we're not "allowed" to soundcheck so I usually leave them flat and try to slightly boost or cut my active EQ on my bass instead.

    Good luck

  5. Larry, I usually set my mid attenuator at three o'clock and adust the high attenuator depending on the style and bass (electric or double).