if you dont feel like reading what i have typed, i am really just asking for opinions/advise/wisdom in regards to response time with different cabs.. (need tight, clean, fast responding cabs) well, i have been playing through a 2x15 old sunn *edit*TRAYNOR*edit* cabinet for quite a long time.. it aint the best as the speakers can only handle so much volume without crackling and whatnot (1 radio shack, 1 i'm not sure of).. BUT, it responds fast... i never thought of response time before because i never had a problem with it, until i jammed with my old fender bass300c bxr combo.. i noticed a slight delay. not enough to notice while playing solo (i usually just play through this combo at home by myself).. but playing fast/punk/metal with my band i noticed a delay.. (they couldnt notice it but i sure could) now, i am sortof seeking info on new cabs.. i cant go try them out around here, but i can research as much as possible, so that when i am in vancouver i can try out the cabs that appealed to me... the sunn *edit*TRAYNOR*edit* is a sealed cabinet split into 2 sections the bxr combo is ported out the front/bottom could the fact that the combo is not a sealed enclosure be what is causing the response delay? i am curious because i want to know what to avoid when shopping for a new cab. cabs that have appealed to me are ampeg svt 8x10, svt 2x15, and/or mesa road ready's. if it helps to know what type of music i play, i will list some exmples/influences, similar styles: chili peppers mellow with fingers and chili peppers funk slap - didn't notice a problem playing this pennywise/greenday fast skate style with fingers or pick - noticed a problem right away (need tight, clean, fast responding cabs) slayer/cannibal corpse - the faster i play the more of a problem i notice. thanks alot for any and all help everyone. OOPS. edited. i meant Traynor cabinet not sunn cabinet (i use an old sunn concert bass head and got em mixed up!. Sorry about that! thanks again.