2X12 cabinet versus 1X12 cabinet

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  1. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

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    I believe that a 1 x 12 combo + a 1 x 12 cab would sound as full if not fuller than a 2 x 12. Separate 1 x 12's place the 12's farther apart and you can place them side by side and point one at a slightly different angle than the other. You can get more body to the sound from this.

    This is not a combo + another 1 x 12 - this is a head and two 1 x 12 cabs but I gigged these side by side with the cabs at different angles and it sounded bid when I walked around. I think you'd love separate 12 cabs (combo + a cab).

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  2. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah, don’t get me started on the benefits of vertical vs horizontal! ;)

    I have a bumper sticker that says “Ask me about my line arrays!”
     
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    JustABluesGuy Friend of Leo's

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    One important thing to note when comparing vertical and horizontal orientation is the dispersion pattern. Walk around in front of the speaker, and note the sound both on and off axis. The vertical cabinet will have a much more consistent sound than a horizontal cab.
     
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    +1....

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_array
     
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  5. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    I'll be taking delivery of a 1X12 cabinet next weekend. Built by Derrick Bell who has a great reputation here in Canada for building great cabinets. I've decided to put a Warehouse G12 C\S and have it sitting here waiting for the cabinet.
     
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