Okay, some time back, I did a little shootout among the 2x10s that I had on hand at the time. Since then, I have acquired a few more, and I figured that it was time for an update. The cabs involved this time around are as follows: Accugroove Tri 210L (600w, 4 ohm, 39 Hz to 18 kHz, 103 db, 57 lbs, 21.25 x 24.75 x 18.25) Acme Low B-2II (350w, 4 ohm, 41 Hz to 22 kHz, 93 db, 50 lbs, 23 x 15.75 x 16.5) Bergantino HT210 (500w, 8 ohm, 36 Hz to 18 kHz, 100 db, 64 lbs, 18 x 22.75 x 18) Dr. Bass Custom 2x10 (specs unknown Ill take some measurements later) EA CxL-210 (600w, 8 ohm, 42 Hz to 14 kHz, 102 db, @ 80 lbs, 22.5 x 17 x 15) EA NL-210 (500w, 8 ohm, 45 Hz to 16 kHz, 100 db, 43 lbs, 22.5 x 17 x 15) EA VL-210 (500w, 8 ohm, 38 Hz to 15 kHz, 95 db, 70 lbs, 23.125 x 19.5 x 16) Glockenklang Duo Wedge [German model] (400w, 8 ohm, 40 Hz to 18 kHz, 100 db, 53 lbs, 15.4 x 22.8 x 18) Here's the lineup shot: First off, let me say that I think that all of these cabs are very good (or else I wouldnt have bought them!), and that personal preference will definitely be the deciding factor as to which one is best for a given person. My testing equipment included my Skjold Custom 5 (which is the instrument that I am the most familiar with right now, and a very clear, yet full-sounding, instrument), into a line driver (with variable high pass filter) built by Jim Bergantino, into a Crest CA9. The little line driver from Jim is deceptively simple, but it is the most clear, pure, uncolored and 3D sounding device I have at my disposal. Basically straight wire with gain (and a variable high pass filter, which I left turned off). Heres a shot of the Bergantino line driver, ifn youre interested: <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o =""></o> Im going to present these results much like I did my Mini Cab Combo Shootout, and try to have a little fun with a guessing game. For anyone trying to cheat off of my prior 2x10 shootout, let me say that my results this time around are somewhat different, and the prior results may not necessarily tip you off as to which cab is which this time around. Also, all cabs were tested in the vertical position, with the tweeters on the high side (if applicable). So, are you ready? Here we go: <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> Cab A<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> This cab was one of a few that could take all that one side of the CA9 could dish out (with the line driver cranked up all the way). In fact, this cab had no signs of breakup at all, even at the highest volumes I could push. The overall tone is slightly dark, with a deep tight low end although the lows to low mids were not as full, overall, as some of the other cabs. Good clarity on the whole, with fairly smooth highs. Midrange was nicely present, but again a little dark.<!--[endif]--><o =""></o> Cab B<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> Very deep and very full sounding. Also a very clear cab, but with less mids than some of the other cabs, and brighter highs than Cab A. Id say that it is slightly mid scooped, though not perhaps compared to other cabs not in this shootout. This cab was louder than I expected, but it couldnt take all that the CA9 could put out without showing signs of stress.<!--[endif]--><o =""></o> Cab C<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> This cab was one of the standouts, and in fact exceeded my expectations (which were actually high to start with). It was as big, deep and full as Cab B in the lows, but with even more crisp high end (compared to Cab B). Midrange clarity was exceptional, with a very quick, very articulate tone and tons of attack. Could not handle full power from CA9 without signs of stress.<o =""></o> Cab D<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> This cab had probably the most cutting, bright, and clear tone. The midrange response was similar to Cab C, but not as full, especially in the lows. Very, very quick (slightly more so than Cab C), but somewhat thin sounding compared to B and C. Not as dark sounding as A, but with some definite similarities to A, on the whole.<!--[endif]--><o =""></o> Cab E<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> This cab had a similar tonal range to C, but was not as polished. It was not as clear/precise as the best in this group, but had good articulation. There was a hint of vintage warmth to the mids. The high end sounded a bit boxy compared to the best in this group, but would probably be praiseworthy outside of a direct comparison to this particular competition. Not quite as full sounding as B and C, though very close. This cab was the punchiest of the group, and also took all that the CA9 could offer.<o =""></o> Cab F<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> This cab was very similar to C, and I was quite surprised by that. Also a true standaout. Most of the comments for C also apply, but it was a bit tighter in the lows (with C being a bit more warm). The mids were a bit more solid sounding, whereas the mids from cab C were a bit more cutting. This cab really sounds like a bass cab, but still remains very dynamic, punchy, full and clear at the same time, and fast, yet with a sense of weight and gravitas. This cab also didnt quite handle all the CA9 could put out.<o =""></o> Cab G<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> This extremely impressive cab sounds like a cross between C and F (which were very close to begin with). It was not quite as big sounding as either C or F, but was very close in this regard. Great articulation, clarity and precision without sounding at all harsh. This cab could take all the CA9 put out without stressing. Again, a standout cab among a very good group.<o =""></o> Cab H<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> This cab shared some similarities with C, especially in the lows, but was even more full sounding and had the warmest tone, overall, of the group. Even the high notes maintained a certain thickness to them. This cab was not as clear, punchy or dynamic through the mids as some of the rest, but it moved the most air. Handled most of what the CA9 could put out, but not quite all.<o =""></o> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> Again, these are all very good, very impressive cabs. If I had to pick any winners, based upon sonic performance alone, I would have to say that C, F, and G made me sit back and say day-um! more than the others. However, I could easily see any of these cabs being someone elses favorite based upon variations in personal preference. Also, I could gig quite happily with any of these (and in fact, I have gigged with most of them the Glock being a very recent acquisition which I hope to break in tomorrow night!).<o =""></o> Let the guessing begin! The first person who posts to this thread and correctly identifies all of the cabs will get at least one, and possibly two, Gingley JoH CDs (whether you want it or not!). I warn you though, the CD I plan on sending is an old one, and it sounds like it! Tom.