“Hi Jim, Finding it necessary to find a smaller cabinet for gigs, I ordered one of your HT 112 cabinets from my buds at Bass Central after reading the review on 1X12’s in the lastest Bass Player magazine. I was drawn to yours because it was the smallest one of the bunch. I was a bit apprehensive at first having ordered the cabinet without trying but I decided to go for it anyway. My regular workhorse is an SWR redhead & I love it. I knew that going to a smaller cabinet was going to be a compromise & I was ready to deal with it so it would fit in my new 2 seat car! I guess I was wrong about that! My doubts were gone once I fired it up with my 1200W Walter Woods amp. No compromise….I couldn’t believe what I was hearing from this tiny thing! The lows are incredibly deep and the woofer really moves air accurately without a hint of muddiness. This is very important to me, I have always found that larger speakers in general, especially 15’s are deep, but way too sloppy sounding for my style and high mids tend to suffer (I can’t stand cabs with big sound but no clarity). Yet some 10’s are so tight, depending on the design, that they don’t offer enough cone movement to really get the air moving (not to mention a bit of phase cancellation with multi drivers). No problem here. The pitch definition is the best of any cabinet I’ve heard and I could not detect any noticible dead or overly resonant frequencies in the cab as I played up & down the neck of the bass (hmmm, do I really still need to use a compressor?). The cab has it’s own tonal “character” without exaggerating or coloring my sound. Because the sound is so clear & responsive across the full spectrum, I am finding myself using an even lighter touch to get a full tone. These things, in my mind eliminate the need to keep turning the volume up to hear what notes you’re playing in a band situation (we all know how that can get out of hand!). The highs are clear, focused, snappy & in your face without being brittle or piercing. (Some “hi-fi” cabs have overly transparent highs which give them a thin sound from a distance). I am also impressed by the meticulous minimal use of space. It is only just as big as it needs to be to fit the two speakers and get the fullest sound possible. The 1X12 is so compact, I can make one trip from my car to the gig, bass & all (no more parking out front with the 4-way hazards). Then when it’s showtime I’ve still got tone & power to spare. Thanks for proving that my sound not only will fit into the front seat of a sports car, but can also improve at the same time.” Sincerely, Cedric Noel Hanover, PA p.s. (nice cover too)
“Jim…I got two of your cabinets from BassNW about three months ago, the 3/10 and the 2/12 …yikes these are great cabs! I’ve been playing thirty years and own or have owned every major cabinet out there. The low end is unsurpassed and the xovers are a beautiful thing:-) Thank you for making such a finely crafted cabinet!” Aloha from Hawaii, Jerry • www.gailswanson.com • • www.duhband.com •
“I can’t begin to say enough good things about the Bergantino 1-12 cabinets. One cab alone can easily handle low to medium volume jobs and produce a superior, well-rounded tone with depth and more lows than you’d expect from a small cab. However, when you put two cabs together they’re even more amazing! They provide more than enough bottom, and handle a “B” string with ease. They take up very little room and sound huge! The highs are very smooth, with no harshness or brittle edge – very audiophile in quality. The mids are focused, defined and even, with no “boxiness”. The lows are not “thunderous”, but are very present, refined, and well balanced with the rest of the cab. I’ll admit I was skeptical about the capabilites of single 12s, but can honestly say that a pair of these cabs can easily compete with (and beat) most 2-10s (and some bigger cabs)on the market. When you compare their size and weight(39lbs.)to the tone and volume they’re capable of – it’s a no-brainer. Jim Bergantino has set the standard for portable, professional quality bass cabinets.” Tom G.
“Thank you for building the perfect cab. I purchased the HT212 and it is well… perfect. I can’t say enough. I feel its well worth the price tag to finally after 16 years be able to plug in and love the sound of my rig every time. Simply the best. Keep up the good work.” Billy King
“Jim, I’ve had your cabs (the 210 & 115) for a few months now. I have to tell ya like everybody else that they sound fantastic! (sold my Eden 210’s to get yours) My band here in Detroit (formally the “M 80’s” now the “Atomic 80’s”) regularly draws anywhere between 500 to 1800+ people depending on the venue, so I have to rely on your cabs to put out when necessary. I’ve never once had a problem hearing myself on any stage we’ve played on. Might move up to a pair of 310 cabs in the future, I can only imagine what that would sound like!!! We cover a lot of ground musically (we do all 80’s music) and with any bass I play thru them (Sadowsky 5, Warwick Thumb Bass 4, Steinberger 4 and my synth bass rig) they sound great.” Thanks a lot, Mike Fredericks •www.m80s.com•
“Jim, I finally had the chance to try out the HT310. All I can say is I have absolutley no regrets selling the Eden cabs. When I first plugged in my Lakland, I couldn’t believe the balance, clarity and punch of the cab at every volume. The horn never got “hissy” even when turned most of the way up. It’s definitely the sweetest sounding horn I’ve heard! I believe I have some more Eden cabs sold, so it looks like an HT112 is in my near future! Please get a dealer in Cleveland! Jim, the cab’s every good thing I heard and more! Well done!” Bob Miller
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