Speaker cabinet type for someone who ...

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  1. wrxplayer

    wrxplayer Supporting Member

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    will be playing 90% of the time at home (in other words at "indoor" levels)?

    Is there slam dunk reasoning that would support using a closed back, open back, or ported cabinet in these circumstances?

    (Assume the cab is a 1x12 and the head's a Badger 18 played a mid volume (not too loud, not too soft).
     
  2. gulliver

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    FWIW ... I have an open back 1x12 and closed back oversized 2x12 ... the 1x12 is great for lower gain, very big and clear with a WGS ET65, and the 2x12 really pops for higher gain, very focussed, using Scumback H75 LHDCs.
     
  3. alivegy

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    For home playing I like to use a good front ported cab, like a port city. I love the punch of a closed back cabinet, but if you're like me and you move around a lot while you play, with every step you take the sound can change dramatically. I don't like open back cabinets for heavier tones and their tone is very dependent on what you have behind them and how far away it is. A good front port can take care of these issues and give you a very strong, wide sound field.
     

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