Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Steve S, May 8, 2003.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    I have an Avatar B210 and B115 powered by an Ashdown MAG 400 and both of them ae rear ported cabs. We have several outdoor gigs coming up and I'm wondering if it would help my sound if I bought some Avatar front ported cabs?
  2. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    No. It makes almost no difference putting the ports on the front rather than the back. The only times front ports would be preferable is if you're playing on a very small stage and want to put the cabs hard up against the back wall, or if you're using so many cabs that they're forming a wall-sized baffle between you and the ports.

    Rear ports can be beneficial if you want to use the corner of a room as horn to project your low-end out into the room, but that's only because they're about 18" closer to the corner than a front port.

    Don't fret about where you ports are located, it makes no difference to how your low-end projects.