2x12 cab = port city???

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I've been looking for a nice match with my Mark V head. I'm more into 2x12 because of the space it takes and it's easier to carry. But I wish I could keep the bass response of a 4x12. I've heard good things from the Port city OS 2x12. Any opinion?
 

traktop

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I've been looking for a nice match with my Mark V head. I'm more into 2x12 because of the space it takes and it's easier to carry. But I wish I could keep the bass response of a 4x12. I've heard good things from the Port city OS 2x12. Any opinion?
It seems that you can get no wrong with the 2x12 OS wave when trying to get a big sound. People are saying things like: "It will destroy any 4x12 cabinet, period".
I was on the searching of a good 2x12 cab to downsize from my marshall 1960a, to be used with a vintage hiwatt dr-103 cabinet. I was sold on it and almost get one of those, but beacuse of financial problems, I finally opted for a quality 2x12 oversized 3-piece closed back cabinet so I can experiment with different settings.
Months ago I opened a thread about that matter where a very nice guy uploaded a bunch of videos with different amp heads connected to the reeves 2x12 cabinet, (which is basically a portcity oswave cab with different tolex and grillcloth), and he is in love with his.
http://www.gearslutz.com/board/so-m...dr103-open-back-closed-back-2x12-cabinet.html
I hope this will help.
Cheers, Gilberto.
 

moosewayne

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I swore I was done with big gear-sold all my big cabs, high powered heads, etc.
What comes along that I can't live without and has been my most loved amp in my life?
Yup, Mark V.
The Port City OS 212 is probably the only piece of gear I regret selling. Everything-and I mean EVERYTHING-sounded amazing through that thing.
I can only imagine what the Mark V would do with it.

For the record, my Mark V powers a Stagecraft Black Jack 2x12 slant loaded with WGS.
No complaints at all.
 

jski59

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I have two port city 2x12 os cabs...they sound great.

Nice and light for gigging too.
 

ungarn

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If you want tight, percussive bass (of which the Mk V is uber cabable) definitely go with a horizontal Mesa Recto 2x12...nothing else will suffice. Mine rarely leaves the basement so the Mesa 4x12 works great for me.
 

ce24fan

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i have a Port City 2x12 that is standard, not OS and i swear by it. it has that good bass "thunk", but is very portable. the recto 2x12 is also a great choice, but it can be heavy and bulky for a 2x12.
 

JYD

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Aren't the Port City cabs very directional?
My OS Wave was directional, which is why I sold it. I'm now a convert of vertical cabs that are 1/3 open back. Still has great punch (I play hard rock) and I don't find them directional.

Still, I liked the Port City when I had it. Good company to deal with.
 




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