NAD Schroeder Mini 12+L

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Runlikegregg, Jul 15, 2021.

  1. Runlikegregg


    Dec 31, 2011
    New Amp Day!
    Well, actually it was technically New Amp Day a few weeks ago.
    But I wanted some time to play on it, play it with a group, and form an opinion.
    This little cab is 500 watts, 8 ohms, approx. 15"h x 17"w x 15"d.
    And it weighs NOTHING!!! It weighs in around 18 or 19 lbs.
    This little thing has really nice low end, is loud, punchy, and defined.
    I play in an instrumental Hard Rock/Rockabilly/Metal/Jazz/Pop trio and this little guy was moving more than enough air to keep up. ( Iced Ink )
    My head is a David Eden WT-600. I didn't even have the master up to 9 o'clock. I was running it bridged mono so it's putting out 600 @ 8 ohms. There was plenty of headroom and a lot more power on tap than I needed. My EQ was pretty flat, one click of bass boost and treble boost, the enhance knob is set very low (enhance cuts mids and gives that Eden/mid 90's sound).
    This cab does have a particular sound, but I may not be the best judge as it is the first 112 I've ever really spent time with - I previously was playing on an Eden 410xlt. So this is a pretty big downsize for me, but the 410's have almost always felt like too much for this band unless we were playing big rooms with no PA support.
    Back to that particular sound - on it's own it sounds really good...though is maybe a bit flat? or something?
    But with the band it really came to life and sounded great: full, bassy, and is voiced to cut through.
    My guess is these cabs are maybe better for Rock. Or at any rate sounded great with my rock band.
    I just can't get over the weight. It weighs probably 10 lbs lighter than my head!!

    Anyway, so far I am very happy with this cab. Jorg was super nice, very informative and helpful to email with. It took about 3 weeks to get this cab from the time I ordered it. The price was great and he even sent a few pictures of production which was fun to see (if not a bit torturous as my impatience to get my new toy started to get the better of me! ha ha ha).
  2. SLO Surfer

    SLO Surfer

    Jun 3, 2009
    Los Osos, CA
    Jorg is great to work with!

    I played through one of his single 8” cabs, and it was ridiculous how well it kept up with drums and electric guitar.
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  3. Runlikegregg


    Dec 31, 2011
    Yeah, he seems like a great guy! Certainly a good engineer!
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  4. Inara

    Inara Fierce Fun Fretless Female

    Jun 12, 2017
    Seattle, WA USA
    I love the Mini 12+L! I bought one to use as my small-medium room rig, where my Bergantino AE410 was overkill. It punches way above its weight, and I ended up buying another. That gives me basically a 40 pound modular 212. The AE410 is a great cab, but weighs a bit over 60 pounds. Also, one of my 12's has the tilt up handle on the bottom so I can angle it up slightly as in the pic. Love these things!
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  5. Runlikegregg


    Dec 31, 2011
    Yeah, that's my long term plan - to get a 2nd one to make it a full rig.
    I'm in NYC so I sort of rarely need that much amp so I figured I'd see how this little guy holds up for rehearsal and see how it goes.
    I think a more portable head will be the next step.
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  6. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Nice speaker but it should be NCD. A cab is not an amp.

    Carry on...............
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  7. Ellery


    Mar 25, 2015
    20200812_100425.jpg Dude you're preaching to the choir, these cabs KICK ASS!! :bassist: Jorg does make ordering a breeze. The BC driver he uses is amazing. I play all rock and metal and this will keep up with drums & guitar all on it's own for rehearsal. Also mic'ed it last recording session and it sounded incredible. I love that I can carry it in one hand. Usually running my GB Shuttle but it totally handles my GK 1001RB. I would have happily bought another Schroeder for a double stack if I didn't already have a 15:
  8. NigelD

    NigelD Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2013
  9. Runlikegregg


    Dec 31, 2011
    dang it. you're right!!
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  10. skyline_01

    skyline_01 Endorsing artist: Nordstrand Audio, Tsunami Cables Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    Lebanon, OH
    Congrats! My main cab for almost 10 years was a Schroeder 21012 (the recessed, angled 12" design). That thing was an absolute beast - cut through the mix like a razor and took whatever power you could throw at it.

    Sadly, I was forced to sell it a few years back due to insurance costs. :bawl: I'd love to have another Schro' someday though.
  11. Runlikegregg


    Dec 31, 2011
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  12. Runlikegregg


    Dec 31, 2011
    Here's to the next 10 years!
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  13. skyline_01

    skyline_01 Endorsing artist: Nordstrand Audio, Tsunami Cables Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    Lebanon, OH
    CHEERS! :hyper:
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  14. doran.dragic


    Jul 2, 2014
    I used to own a 21012 too and it was easily the best cab I've owned, simply ridiculous. For me it was the transport though - I had to sell my car and consequentially I had to get smaller and lighter cabs.
  15. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    Great choice!!! I love lightweight, compact cabs that deliver good sound. Enjoy it.
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  16. skyline_01

    skyline_01 Endorsing artist: Nordstrand Audio, Tsunami Cables Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    Lebanon, OH
    Yeah, I feel your pain on having to sell it. I wasn't in love with the transport either, but at least I had the casters for rolling on level ground.

    My main cab now is an Epifani UL-210 4 ohm, and I have to say that it gets stupid loud and stays clean too. Definitely more than enough cab for what I'm doing musically, which is next to nothing right now LOL.
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  17. Slough Feg Bass

    Slough Feg Bass Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    San Francisco
    I've had one of his older, heavier 4x12 cabs for about 13 years, and it is still the most powerful thing in the room when I take it out.
    granted, I have not taken it on tour for many years now, but it chews up Marshall stacks no problem.
    If it ever got stolen or burned to the ground, I would definitely order another one!
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  18. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    NW Ohio
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    Schroeder PL 15 cabs with GB Shuttlemax 12.2, '95 Fender MIA Jazz.
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  19. Matt Power

    Matt Power Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2000
    Magnolia, TX
    I was going to have Jorg make me a Mini+L, as he already built a killer 4 ohm 2x8 vertical cab for me that I run alone with an Acoustic Image Clarus. Instead, I had him make me a vertical 4 ohm 12x8 1000 watt Surf Green! Chrome grill, white baffle, the whole shebang. Absolutely ridiculous. Whatever special drivers he is getting from Italy do something that I have never heard from any other driver manufacturer. They can handle obscene amounts of power, yet are still full and handle gobs of low end. Between those 2 cabs and a Mesa D800, I am DONE.
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  20. Pics please!