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help me pick a 2x12 cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Invader.Gir, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. well first off size and weight isn't a problem. that being said i'm looking for something that can handle atleast 600w rms, although the amp i ordered is 200w into 4 ohm and 120w into 8ohm (hartke 2000). i'm not looking to spend more than a few hundred bucks. or can some1 reccomend me some 12in speakers and i could build my own cab (have lots of experience in car audio enclosures so i imagine it wouldn't be too much different). thanks in advance
  2. shanmag


    Jul 27, 2005
  3. Yep. Exactly as you described.
  4. yeah i have been looking on there, i ordered my amp from them, but i have read about half the pages about the steelsound 2x12 and they are super cheap and seem to be working great for lots of ppl, anydobt know where to pick one up at?
  5. relayer66


    Oct 10, 2002
    Ebina, Japan
    Schroeder 1212 seems like a good way to go. I'm picking up a 1210 this weekend if everything goes according to plan.
  6. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Depending on your taste and location... take a serious look at a used Music Man 2x12. About the same price as a new Avatar and it's a much more interesting cab.


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    I have a SteelSound 2x12 and is a really nice cab...punchy, handles my low B and uses Madison Knight drivers. Mine was $180 shipped. Check 'em out @ www.musicsupplycenter.com or on eBay.

    By the way Dawn is a rep there and she frequents this thread to answer questions and gain info on what we bassists are looking for so she can report back to the company....now THAT'S service!!
  8. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Yeah I know where one of these gems is right now (in perfect shape) just waiting for a new home near the Baltimore, D.C., Southern PA area....
  9. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    2 Bergie 1X12's. :)

  10. where would i go about finding these? or perhaps do u mean
    "THE MUSIC MAN" as in music store

    Phone: (904) 378-1407

    is my closest one, if that's what u mean i'm headed down there this weekend
  11. those are outa my price range
  12. Rezdog

    Rezdog Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    T.Rez, Canada
    Greetings from the North,
    Dr.Bass Rx212. Check out Dr.Bass LLC.
  13. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    No, that is not what Mal meant. Music Man brand. They aren't as easy to find. They are nice cabinets when you can find one.

  14. andertone

    andertone Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Southwest USA

    Used Epifani T212 (the older horizontally stacked unit).
    You can get them cheap used, 75 lbs, and much
    better than Avatar et al.

    Phil Anderson
    Tucson, AZ
  15. thnx, i search and couldn't find the brand for sale but i'll keep checking, thnx all
  16. In what way are they better?
  17. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY


  18. andertone

    andertone Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Southwest USA

    The Epi crossover and high frequency driver
    are much cleaner and "musicall" IMHO, plus
    the 12" drivers are custom made exactly for the
    tuned cabinet. I did an A/B comparison with
    a friends system and the Epi had better lows/highs,
    and just seemed to fill the room better.
    Plus, the price used for Epi is about the same as
    new for Avatar, and they keep their value.

    The Avatar wasn't bad, especially if you could
    fix the HF issues

  19. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Show me a used Epi 2x12 for $321 shipped (the price of the Avatar to your door). I don't think you can get a used Epi 2x12 to your door (shipped) for less than $450 - $500 or more...