Open or closed cab for 5 watt amp?

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  1. XKnight

    XKnight Member

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    I recently purchased a Dr. Z Mini 5 watt head. I'm looking to buy a 1x12 cab loaded with a Celestion Alnico Blue. Any suggestions on whether an open or closed back cabinet will work better with this amp? Thanks!:)
     
  2. alivegy

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    How are you going to use the amp? Playing at home? Studio? Stage? If you're using it at home I would suggest an open back cab. Using an open back cab means it's going to sound similar as you move around the room. Where with a closed back cabinet the sound will be more focused and there will be a sweet spot to sit in while you play.
     
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    :agree

    Some cabs have a back that is removable, making it easy to convert between open or closed. One of those might give you the best of both worlds.
     
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    In general, I think low-watt amps and Celestion Blues sound best with open-back cabs. Try a couple of each if you can...
     
  5. XKnight

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    I'll be playing at home. I occasionally due some very unprofessional recording too. :) No stage or studio work in the foreseeable future.
     

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