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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by emjazz, Apr 27, 2003.
Anyone tried the Glockenklang 112? Thoughts?
These cabinets and amps are as scarce as lips on a chicken. And prices are pretty high from what I've seen. I would assume that it pretty common stuff in Germany, though.
retail price is about 615 in Europe.
Isn't the Euro about 1 to 1 on the dollar? If so that would mean that the Glock 112 is less than the EA and Epifani 112. Or pretty close to the same, anyway.
Jerry, that's in Europe. By the time you import it and move it through a distributor (Salwender) and a dealer, it's almost twice as much. For example, Glock Soul Top Heads sell for about 1100 Euros in Europe and $1750 here in the US.
A german dealer told me that it´s sound is not far from the Aguilar 112. I haven´t tried either though.
The problem with the Aguilar 112 is that if you push it then it will fart out (break up). I don't know if this happens with two cabs but it definately does with one.
I imagine that the Glockenklang is also of a higher quality than the Aguilar. The Aguilar is less than $400 new. Glockenklang is known for using high quality parts and therefore is more expensive. I'm very interested in how the Glockenklang compares to Bergantino. I think that Berg is making the best, most intelligent cabs out there. He seems to have the most knowledge about what he's doing. I would like to find the quality of the Bergs with a more monitor/uncolored type of tone.
Maybe the salesman told me so because the Aguilar is more expensive than the Glockenklang here in Europe.
Man, I was just in Switzerland and I couldn't believe the prices on Aguilar gear. Well, then again it was Switzerland and everything is expensive.
Oh, I'm aware of the high cost of importing the Glock's. I was just commenting on the reasonable (?) price if one was in Europe.
I would suggest the EA 112 as a monitor type cabinet that would probably take a considerable amount of pushing.
I agree on the Bergantino cabs being awesome. I am duly impressed with my HT112. To me it is seasoned just right. There seems to be nothing glaringly wrong with it. It just seems to do everything right.
Amen to the Bergs!
Actually Jim Bergantino did try coax speakers originally, such as the EA's use, and he felt that they didn't produce the same quality sound as a seperate speaker/tweeter or horn combonation. I don't know though if this included the kevlar speaker types. Also, I don't know of any high end audio companies that use coax speakers. I guess I'm just sceptical of the design. I would love to try the whole EA line, among some other company's products, but there just isn't a well rounded bass retailer in the Boston area that offers lots of different company's products to compare. I don't know why I just can't go with the Bergs. I guess I just want to see what others have to offer before I make a decision.
Have you considered Epifani's?
I've owned Epifani cabs. I like them but the crossover and the horns just aren't all there.
What do you mean?
There are companys out there that are using better quality horns/tweeters and they really do make a difference. Also, I feel that you can hear the seperation between the horn and the speakers with the Epi's. There isn't a seamless transition.
I will say that I do like the Epifani cabs a lot and I havn't tried any of the newer cabs. Nick's still using the same horns and tweeters though.
Emjazz, who do you think makes the best 2x10 cab?
I have a Glock 212 and a 115. They are nothing short of glorious! As for farting, mine haven't broken up yet. Even with my 8-string. That's quite a feat. All the other cabs mentioned here are worthy of consideration as well though. It's all good.
Daytona: I really don't know man. I havn't honestly tried a lot of cabs out there. Also, I think it's all up to the individual. I like the Bergs a lot. I've tried Eden, SWR, GK, Ampeg, Aguilar, EBS, Epifani. They all have had their strengths and weaknesses. It all depends what you are looking for in your individual sound.
Trip: The reason I have regained curiousity in the Glockenklang gear is because of a small post here on Talkbass that you posted. Glockenklang has an incredible reputation and I would like to check out their gear. Of coarse there is nowhere to actually play it here in the U.S. so I'm trying to get some input from people out there who use their products. I love 12's and they just came out with 112 cabs. I'd like to pair them with either a Woods, an IAMP800 ($1,000 cheaper) or possibly the soul head. I'm concerned about the low wattage of the Soul though. Whatever amp I choose I'll probably put a tube pre before the amp.
I'm definately getting off topic.
Trip, I would love to go with the setup that you have, the 212 and 115, but I need a more portable rig. How does the 212 sound by itself. I know that 2 112 cabs would be different but I'm sure similar.