Hey guys! I am happy to be able to announce the new Bergantino CN212 and CN112. This is Jim's new neo line. I've played probably 80% of my gigs over the last 4 years or so on one or the other of Jim's previous neo cabs (AE's). Over the last couple of years, my primary gigging cab is the wonderful AE212. Given my love of all things AE, Jim asked me if I wanted to serve as a field tester for his new CN212 (as most know, Jim does not do endorsements, so I will be paying full price for mine like everyone else). So, I was able to spend about 5 weeks with it, and spent lots of time pounding on it with various heads and basses at home and on the gig. While the cab I had was a prototype, it ended up being virtually identical to the final production model. Physical Description: The CN212 is spec'd at 46 pounds, so meaningfully lighter than my AE212. The CN112 (which I haven't played) is 28 pounds. Both cabs are using virtually identical front ported boxes as the HD12's (so, front ported, tolex cover... a cool 'carbon fiber' looking tolex... CN means 'carbon neo', meant to represent super lighweight and modern design). The handles on the CN212 have been moved down a bit versus the AE212, so less 'knee knocking'. Otherwise, the HD212, AE212 and CN212 are the same size. Jim is not including any 10" loaded cabs in his new line, since the neo drivers are still quite expensive (making the 410 and 210 quite a bit higher priced than the 212 and 112. Tone/Performance: One of the reasons I'm so excited about this new cab is that the voicing is a wonderful blend of the AE410 and AE212 (and a bit of the HD212). It is more low end extended and open than the wonderful AE410 (like the AE212), but has a wonderful, round, fat upper bass/lower mid meat to it (which brings to mind the HD 12's). It also has that bit of upper midrange peak and organic warm brightness that so many love with the AE410. The tweeter is relaxed, smooth and musical, and the cab sounds good with it dialed up or way down, depending on your tone goal. I've spent quite a bit of time A/Bing with my AE212. It really does sound 'bigger' and 'less hi fi'. On the gig, it put out every bit the volume of the AE212, but again, with a meatier low mid chest punch, and a much more 'organic' top end (that P Bass growl or 70's J grind comes through wonderfully). I purposely didn't take any close up shots of the cab, nor do any clips since it was a prototype, and I wasn't sure how close it was to the final product at the time. However, here is a 'side by side' shot with my AE212 (the head is the Glock Blue Soul, the bass is my Alleva-Coppolo 70's J.