Eden EX112 speaker swap?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by deluxejusa, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. deluxejusa


    Jan 30, 2012
    I bought this cabinet originally for home practice and low volume rehearsals. I have never dug the tone. I wanted to get thoughts on what I should do with it. It currently sits at home for practice, but it would be nice to take a small cab to gigs when a big one just isn't needed. Should I just sell it and look at other small cab options? Or replace the speaker, which would also mean no horn, as it only has enough room for a single 12. Thanks for all responses in advance!
  2. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    I don't think replacing the spkr is going to make it any better.
    It's a small cab not designed for high output. I'd sell it if you're not happy and look at some of the current offerings.
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  3. HaphAsSard


    Dec 1, 2013
    ^ This. OP, if you feel you're definitely gonna miss the tweeter, any off-the shelf replacement with a whizzer cone (by Eminence or Fane) may end up performing worse in the cabinet (OTOH you might like the tone better, but it's either a question of luck or time+money). The possible alternatives would be enquiring into nice-sounding stand-alone (non-whizzer) woofers whose parameters predict they'd play nice in the enclosure, and/or adding an external piezo tweeter box, like the velcroable one MarkBass makes.
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  4. ErnieD


    Nov 25, 2004
    May ask what you don't like about the Eden cab' tone? I ordered one last week, UPS lost it. Hopefully the replacement will arrive today, Tuesday. I've been using a GK CX210 for restaurant gigs. I just added a EarCandy 110 on top of the CX210 and I can hear my rig better but I feel the 210 is just too boomy for this place.

    I was going to order a EX110 to go with my 110 cab but didn't read great things of the Eden EX110 cab here. So I felt to still stay with a small cab to add to my 110, I bought the Eden EX112. I use a 5 string fretless bass and a TC-E BH550/w some TonePrints-Chorus thrown in at this restaurant we gig about once a month. Guess I'll know soon enough if the 8 ohm,EX112 is the right choice. Cab (hopefully) arrives this time so I can try it at the Mardi Gras gig at same place next Tuesday. Be nice to be able to use a 112+110 at this and a couple other restaurants we gig. Fingers crossed.

    @OP have you considered a second EX112 to maybe get a bigger, possibly better tone you can use for gigs? Also, if you just go with a different cab, this 8ohm, GK CX210 is an impressive, lightweight, lower priced cab that I've used at med-sized club gigs with loud band. Again with a 5 string bass, GK MB800 head. It held it's own and with no PA support. Guessing two of these cabs would be a nice 210 or 410 setup as needed for the room.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2018
  5. ErnieD


    Nov 25, 2004
    My new mini-rig of doom. Trying it first time at gig Tuesday, so far sounds pretty OK at home practice volumes.
  6. keep it the way it is. i got one of these, use it with a small 200w power amp and tiny tube preamp, sounds fantastic. way better lows than i though. great little cab for small gigs or bar gigs with reasonable volume musicians.
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  7. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    +1...great advice! This cab is excellent at what it does, but admittedly limited by some of its design aspects. I really like these little cabs for small and acoustic gigs (I own an EX110), but when the need arises for huge volume and brighter top end/booming bass, there are better options IME.
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