So, I'm looking for buying a new cab Currently I'm rigging an Orange Terror Bass 500 (500W hybrid) into a Trace Elliot 1048H (800W 410+tw+reflex) My basic sound is focused just between lowmids and mids, not too many lowmids, bit more bass, everything above mids rolled off. Then a truckload of pedals to blast some heavy tones. When engaging pedals, my sound focus changes (I like my fuzz to have a well-defined high end, for example) The sounds I'm getting are ridiculous, I'm loving it, but boy, that Trace cab is a total backbreaker... Considering the band's practise room is my basement, hauling that monster up and down the narrow stairs is slavework (my back aches already when I think about it) Live venues are mostly cafés/bars and small stages, PA/mains/monitors are available pretty much all the time. Now I'm not that knowledgable on PAs and stuff. I guess that if they mic out my cab, the signal going into the mixing board will mostly be the sound coming directly from my cab's speaker, right? So I'm looking for a new cab Demands: - I need 10" speakers - Not too big (important) - Not too heavy - 500W or more - either 4 or 8Ω Budget isn't much of a problem, trying to stay <€700 though ($800 I think?) So, I'm digging 10"s for their punch, aggressiveness and responsiveness. Usually, I don't like anything bigger than 10" for MY sound. My current 410 (with bass reflex) gives me plenty of punch and low end. I'm looking for something which can handle 500W, punch some faces, boom some low end and yet be portable and not space-consuming I've looked at the TC Electronic BC410 (500W 410+tw). It's pretty lightweight, but still kinda big (this really is an issue) I was thinking 210's perhaps? I know I will lose volume, but I'm too loud already so that doesn't matter I'm afraid that 210 will lose me that precious low end, or that it cannot handle my low end focused dynamic playing and sound... The Orange OBC210 is exactly what I'm looking for, apart from the hideous aesthetic and the shortage of Watts. OBC210 mini also lacks Watts and doesn't have side handlebars. I'm considering the OBC212, but I'm not that keen on 12" Are there any other 210's with bass reflex? Or that small? Is there ANYthing out there that might suit (most of) my demands? I'm lost in the jungle, kinda stuck where I am. Need some outsider visions and suggestions coming from people other than myself Also mistakes in logic I've made, or any ignorance on my behalf, things I should know, rookie mistakes, please point it out! I'm open for ideas I know I'm being specific, but that's mostly to describe what my ideal cab would be. It doesn't mean that cabs get ruled out if one or more demands aren't met. Anything that comes to mind, please comment!