I was looking for a small, lightweight practice cabinet that I could use for gigs in small venues. I was going to go the standard route of checking out 2x10" cabinets when I heard about some of the 12" cabinets on the market. I did some research and decided upon an Eden D112XLT. The cabinet meets my criteria of portability and at the same time delivers lows that one would normally expect out of a 15" cabinet. Although the 250w power rating limits how far I can push the cabinet, so far I am pleased. I normally run a GK 400RB with the cabinet for practices as the GK head fits in one hand and the cabinet in the other. For gigs I use a rack mount SWR SM400 bridged and am quite comfortable pushing the low B from my Spector through it. The cabinet is well made and offers the ability to tilt back by setting it on it's top and flipping out the handle for a prop. For maximum low end, I set the box directly on the floor with the port on the bottom. The tone is what you would expect from an Eden cabinet. Clear accurate and well balanced. I play a 73 Precision and find the low end solid without getting to brassy in the upper mids. I also use a couple of jazz basses (fretted and fretless) and find the cabinet to offer excellent reproduction of the classic jazz tone without becoming too brittle with the horn attenuator at midpoint. My Spector 5 string has a well balanced tone with the eq in center position. As I push the bass eq on the bass up I do notice some cone excursion as I play below the fifth fret on the B string which makes sense as the frequency of the cabinet is rated down to 38 Hz which is a low D#. Although the speaker travel increases on very low notes, the speaker has not "hit bottom".
I am not ready to sell my 4x10 yet but I am very pleased with the tone, versatility and portability of this outstanding cabinet.
Well made without being "overbuilt" meaning I can still lift it.
Well balanced, clean and smooth.
103 db, pretty efficient
The ultimate portable yet functional cabinet!
I will enjoy this for years.
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