Move Serious Air with This Bass CabWant to move some air onstage? Let's talk about this "moving air" thing. You know that larger speakers (say, fifteens) move more air than smaller ones. You also know that smaller speakers (let's say, tens) - in quantity - also move air efficiently. And here's where it gets tricky: large woofers don't articulate your bass notes as well as small ones. (You see where this is going, don't you?) You aren't playing stadiums, and don't need - or have room for - a monstrous bass cab requiring three hefty roadies to lift.
We think twelves might just be the ticket for you. The bass cabinet we have in mind is the Gallien-Krueger Neo 212-II: two 12" woofers, reinforced with a high-frequency horn, in a compact feather-weight cab you might actually be able to fit in your car.
When it comes to bass cabs, GK runs at the head of the pack (they've been doing this for a while, now). They've built the Neo 212-II with two beefy 12" cast-frame neodymium woofers - and a secret weapon: their horn bi-amp system. Either bi-amped or run full-range, this amazing-sounding enclosure dishes out solid low end and defined mids and highs. And a maximum sound pressure level of 129dB gives the Neo 212-II genuine SPL bragging rights.
Hows's the build quality? GK-tough. Lightweight poplar construction with custom-interlocking corners keep weight down and roadworthiness high. Neo series enclosures include special bracing to eliminate standing waves and provide firm structural support. This reduces cabinet resonance - giving your sound presence, definition, and projection. So if you want to move serious air onstage (but don't have three roadies), you owe it to yourself to check out the Gallien-Krueger Neo 212-II bass cabinet.
Gallien-Krueger Neo 212-II Bass Cabinet Features at a Glance:
- Two 12" cast-frame neodymium woofers deliver tight, extended lows
- 8 ohms
- A high-quality horn delivers articulated mids and highs
- System may be run bi-amped or full-range
- The flexibility of both Speakon and 1/4" inputs
- Roadworthy construction
- Tough Tolex covering
- Weighs-in at a back-saving 50 pounds