The Best 12" for a 2x12" cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Psycho-bass, May 13, 2005.

  1. Psycho-bass


    Apr 8, 2005
    What is the best 12" (néodymium) speakers for you to make a 2x12 cab?
    I love the design of schroeder cab (the 1212 especially, with the internal speaker!) and I can't found them in France... So i'll try to make one by myself :hyper: .
    I have already make a 12" cab with and eminence Kappa 12 but he is very heavy. And i want a lightweight cab! (16-20Kg)

    So for the moment i see the néodymium B&C 12NDL76 (400w, 100db, 50-2000Hz, Xmax:6,5 and 4kg)

    Can you advice me some other good speakers?
  2. Mika

    Mika Guest

    Nov 29, 2002
    The B&C 12HPL64 is even lighter (2.1 kg). I have a pair of those for an ultralight 2x12" project. It's still under construction, though, so I can't comment on the sound. You can use a fairly compact cab with the 12HPL64, so they would probably be good for a Schroeder-style project.


    Jan 25, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
  4. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    Hey, the real Psycho bass would know the answer to that question. ;)
  5. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I like them. 45litres each tuned to 51Hz gives you a -3dB point of 70Hz which isn't very low, so definitely use 2 of them. To me this speaker specs up very similarly to the Beyma 12LW30/ND which is also worth considering, especially since the lower resonant frequency and cab tuning will help with excursion at low frequencies.

    The 12HPL64 is lighter, and likes a smaller cab, but it's -3dB at 83Hz which is probably too high for bass, even with 2 of them. To me this is better suited for PA.

    I'm not a fan of the Deltalite 12's. On paper at least, their performance under large signal is not as good as the other speakers mentioned here.