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EA CXL-110 still in production?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Phil Redman, Nov 22, 2005.


  1. Is the EA CXL-110 cab still being produced? I noticed that it's listed under "Classics" on EA's web site and it seems to have fallen off the web sites of several EA venders :meh: .

    Thanks,
    Phil
     
  2. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    I'll contact EA for you. Mike Dimin may chime in before then.

    I should know the answer to that question. :eyebrow:
     
  3. jmain

    jmain Oo, Uhn't uh, Yes! Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    IIRC, I think it's been said somewhere else that they quit making them. (AH) Bob G. was offering the inventory he had left. (Might have been AH, but I don't want to speak for him.)
     
  4. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    Discontinued 2 years ago but parts are still available.
     
  5. Thanks for checking on this. I'll probably consider the CXL-112 instead.

    Phil
     
  6. jmain

    jmain Oo, Uhn't uh, Yes! Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    If you're thinking EA, a lotta folks have been raving about the Wizzy. Maybe some will chime in. I'm currently suffering from an acute case of plankitis, so not of much help finding a DB cabinet based on experience.
     
  7. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    I sold my last new stock about three months ago, though did score one refurb since then. EA hasn't notified me of any others since, so they may be off the radar completely now.
     
  8. I'm looking for something that's going to be very versitile. I need to use it for doubling and would like to be able to cover a medium sized venue. Right now on my radar are: Schroeder 1210, Acme B-2, EA CXL-112. I've heard that the Whizzy can be a bit nasal/midrangy compared to some of these others. Not sure if it goes as loud as the others on the list, but it might be worth considering.

    I've got a QSC PLX 1602 so power is no problem. Just need to make up my mind on a cab, which is difficult given that none of the above list can be demoed where I live.

    Anyone with thoughts please chime in :help:

    Thanks,
    Phil
     
  9. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I would strongly recommend that you check out either the Wizzy or the NL-210.

    Tom.
     
  10. Ya, that NL 210 looks hot. A bit spendy though...
     
  11. hensonbass

    hensonbass Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    I have both a NL-210 and a CX-112L cab.

    As far as a stand alone, I think the NL 210 is the better cab whether you are playing upright or slab.

    The cabs sound great together IMO. I played my slab with this combination one night and it was slammin'! :bassist:
     
  12. bolo

    bolo

    May 29, 2005
    Apex, NC
    Phil, if you have an opportunity to demo the Wizzy, or if you are willing to try it and send it back if you don't like it, then you might wanna check it out. Based on my experience, I think it could perhaps meet your criteria well (versatility, doubling, smaller and less expensive than the NL-210).

    I don't like "nasally" tone (does anybody?), but that's not what I hear with my Wizzy at all. However this might vary depending on the pickup you're using for upright, and perhaps the preamp (if applicable).

    The Wizzy does have a strong mid-range presence that helps cut through the mix, but to my ears it does so in a musical way. And now that my ears are accustomed to that mid-range presence, I miss it when I use other amps.

    I'll bet the NL-210 is a fantastic sounding cab as well, although I have not used one myself.

    BTW, Tom Bowlus would be a great resource to compare and contrast all 3 EA cabs currently available new: the Wizzy, the NL-210, and the CXL-112L. He probably already has, and more than once actually.
     
  13. Well, my new Wizzy is sitting in a box next to me in my office. Can't wait for Beer O'clock when I can go home and test it out. :hyper:

    I'll let you know how it goes.

    Phil
     
  14. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Here's one thread to check out.

    Another

    And another
     
  15. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    Phil,

    Congrats on your bouncing baby Wizzy. Look forward to hearing all about the cab.

    Tom thanks for those links.
     
  16. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    No problem! I should point out, though, that after using the NL-210 a good bit more and putting it through its paces, I am even more impressed with the NL-210 than I was when I wrote those earlier posts. Truth! :D

    Tom.
     
  17. bolo

    bolo

    May 29, 2005
    Apex, NC
    Congrats Phil! The Wizzy can put out such a nice, velvety warm sound under the right conditions.

    Let us know how you make out with yours.
     
  18. So far I've only played through the Wizzy in my living room but my initial impression is very possitive--a big warm sound that's phat but not flabby. Very clear but not overly analytical and lots of meaty low end with punch. It seems to respond well to EQ. With a Fishman Full Circle I wouldn't say I'm getting exactly "my bass only louder" yet I really like the full, round tone that's coming through the Wizzy.

    Thanks for the help all,

    Phil
    :bassist: