A few weeks back, I picked up two NL-210's to add to my obessive collection of bass cabs. Unfortunately, the past several weeks have been very un-condusive to actually playing bass and checking out new gear. But, I think I have enough mileage on one of these cabs to post my initial thoughts. The first thing you notice about the NL-210 is that it is ridiculously light. It may look a lot like a CXL-210, but it's not much more than half the weight. Very nice. Sonically, I find that the NL-210 distinguishes itself somewhat from other EA 2x10's and from the CXL-112. In fact, in many ways it reminds me more of the Wizzy than of any other EA cab. It is more full sounding and warmer than the VL-210, CXL-210, or CXL-112, and not quite as crystal clear, though still quite clear and balanced sounding on the whole. My initial thoughts were that the NL-210 seems to fall somewhere between the "typical EA sound" and the sound of my Accugroove and ACME cabs. I will definitely have to do a revised 2x10 shootout soon! At practice, I have been cycling through a number of cabs, so it is no surprise to my bandmates to see me show up with yet another cab. Usually, they just shake their heads and ignore me (though the ultra mini Walter Woods Ultra into Hevos Midget rig certainly got their attention!). However, they all took immediate notice of the NL-210 as soon as I fired it up. Positive remarks came from all. It has an authoritatitve presence that is full without being bloated, loud without being harsh, and clear without being edgy. What was hilarious is that my lead singer made the comment that when I played a note through this cab, the sound waves actually made him feel hungry, even though he had just eaten. My guitar player immediately agreed and said he was trying to describe the feeling that the bass notes were giving him, and said that it also made him feel hungry. Bizarre, I know, but I have to admit to a small amount of strange pride at being able to say, "my bass gear makes you hunger!" It's a strange thing to pluck a note and make someone hungry, but it was good for a laugh (and a power trip!). There's probably a slogan in here somewhere, but needless to say, the NL-210 was doing something to my bandmates gastrointestinal system that other gear failed to accomplish (and this is not playing all that loud). More reports will come later, but so far, I am very impressed with this cab. It is a lightweight, very competent performer, and it presents a subtley different voice from EA. I anticipate that an NL-210/CXL-112 pairing will be quite complimentary. Take care, Tom.