Reinhardt Speaker Cabinet questions

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  1. Ud Reks

    Ud Reks Member

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    I'm looking at two of these Reinhardt cabs here: http://www.reinhardtamps.com/files/Cabs.html

    1. One is a mini-slant cab ala mini-Marshall.

    "[FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]2X12 mini slant cab. Made to look like a small version of the slant cabs we all love. These cabs are 23 wide by 25 tall, as I think it looks better to not have them be square. The speakers are on a slanted internal baffle, both on the same plane as some feel that a normal slant cab, with the 2 different planes of speakers causes a slight out of phase issue between the straight and slanted speakers."[/FONT]

    2. The other is an oversized straight cab.

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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Also available is an oversized 2x12 horizontal cabinet. This cab is 24 tall X 30 wide X 12 deep. Available in either a 2 piece "semi open" back, or a 1 piece closed back, or with both sets of back panels for an additional charge. This oversized cab gives you a bigger 4x12 type tone, but isnt quite as bulky, heavy or expensive as a 4x12."[/FONT]

    What are the sonic differences between the two? (Take speakers out of the equation for now, as I'm using g12-65s.) I'm guessing the mini-slant will be tighter with more focus, while the oversized cab will have more bottom.

    Should I be considering for anything else?

    I'm thinking of pairing one of these up with a Reinhardt Titan amp (36 watts).
     
  2. joek86

    joek86 Supporting Member

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    I've never tried a slant, but I own a horizontal 2/12. I have the semi open panel and the closed back panel. This cab sounds HUGE, big bass but not bloated. With my MI-6 I prefer the semi open arrangement.......
     
  3. HeeHaw

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    LOL! Just today I was playing my recently hot rodded Vintage 50 (now a storm) through the slanted 2x12 at Reinhardt's place. I really liked it as it seems to spread the music around pretty good. It's basically a vertical 2x12 with a slanted, one piece baffle. You would not have trouble hearing yourself live with this cab.

    I actually own the horizontal, semi-open back 2x12 and really love it as it sounds just about as big a my old 74' Marshall 4x12.
     
  4. Ud Reks

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    Thanks for the responses.

    And now the big question, I guess is, if you could only have one, which would it be?

    I'm guessing it depends on what I'm looking for...

    I know, I know.
     
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    For overall hugness of sound, I'd go for the semi-open 2x12. For more focused bass, I'd choose one of the closed back models.
     
  6. joek86

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    Rich,

    Off subject, but what differences do you hear going from the V50 to the Storm?

    ~Joe
     

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