regular vs coax?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by K Dubbs, Jun 13, 2002.

  1. K Dubbs

    K Dubbs Just graduated from OSU, Go Bucks!

    Mar 16, 2002
    Toledo, Ohio
    What is the difference between a coax cab and a stardard cab. Is the wiring the only difference, or do they sound different as well
  2. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Depends on what you mean by standard, etc. Let's take a 15" speaker enclosure for example. The most simple version will be a single 15" speaker/sub woofer in a cube with fuzzy black carpet on the outside. It will probably sound deep and punchy (great for fingerstyle and/or retro-minded players), but will probably not have much high-end brilliance, sparkle, or snap that most modern players/slappers are looking for. The next version would be to add a tweeter to that same cabinet. You have the same great lows and deep fundamental of the 1X15, but by adding another speaker (a specialty speaker or horm for the high frequencies), you extend the "range" or frequency response of the cabinet. The 1X15 is usually placed in the center of the cab, where the tweeter is usually placed in the upper left of right corner of the cab. The third example would be a coaxial design cab. In this case, the cab would contain a sub or 15" driver AND a tweeter/high end driver, but the high-end driver would be superimposed on top of the 15" on top of the other. Thus, you get the same full range frequency response, but the speakers are working more "together", as they are rignt on top of each other. One is not necessarily better or worse than the other...just different. For a better visual, check out the Bag End site (
  3. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Yup. coax -> coaxial -> sharing the same axis

    The new Euphonic speakers are like this, and most Bag Ends that have tweeters.