I just received my 2 (two!!) SWR 12 Pack bins today (Fedex Ground = Perfect Condition -- thank you)!!!! Here are my initial thoughts and observations. Size: Not bad at all. Very compact for 2-12s. 63 lbs. They are the horizontal form factor, not the usual 45 degree gotta fit all different-sized drivers in the same 4-10-size box that everyone seems to be doing these days. So, even though SWR is discontinuing this bin, they get points for doing it differently. It reminds me of the original Epifani 2-12 which was the horizontal style, too. Looks: Nice tough-and-quality-looking tolex/vinyl type of cover in black. I am so tired of rat fur. Big points for SWR here, too. A pretty interesting feature is that the front of the speaker baffle has some thin black furry carpet substance covering it. Very matte look. It makes the speakers and baffle disappear behind the shiny chrome speaker grate. Cool. I took off a metal handle and the jackplate to check out the insides. NICE! 11-ply marine-style plywood throughout. Very clean joints. Not a lot of bracing. The shelf port is the main brace for the baffle, plus there's a triangular piece between the drivers anchored to the baffle and the shelf. The speaker wiring is very clean and the box is well-lined with white acoustic fuzzy stuff. All-in-all, it seems to be a very nicely made box. The drivers are sort of generic looking. Pressed steel frames, brown paint, vented pole throught the ceramic magnet. No name or identification of any kind on the driver. Hmmm. Eminence? I've no idea. Anyone know? Anyway, they are 16-ohm 200-watt speaks wired in parallel. Interestingly, these bins are made in Mexico. Ah, the fingerprints of Fender. But I can't complain; these are really quite tidy and well-build. OK. Now for the juicy stuff: Sound. As many of you know, there is no tweeter or crossover in this box. Just good old 12s. Old-style, for sure. But I really prefer that sound -- and I really don't appreciate having to pay for that stuff if I'm just going to turn the tweet off! That said, I didn't have to pay -- in fact the price on these babes was truly amazing: $320 each including shipping! Woof. Great low end, great mids, quick, pretty bright -- perhaps a little rise in the frequency response at about 2.5 - 3k I'd guess. I can get a reasonable snappy-poppy without the "burn" of cheap tweets. However, those looking for hi-fi need to look elsewhere. These may sound clean and clear, but they are not full-range by any means! They are very responsive to small changes in eq. Those of you who know the Trace V-type preamp will understand that the eq is sort of quirky. These speakers really work well with those quirks, although I've got to spend a lot more time with them to fully suss it out. I should say that I haven't broken these in or gigged with them yet, so I'll have to do a follow-up. And I've only tried 'em with my Trace V300H, not my V6, so I've got more listening to do (gimme a break, I just got 'em today!). The big story is PUNCH. Damn. Four 12s is FUN!! Oh yes. PUNCH is what these got. Did I say PUNCH?