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A nice and compact 12" cab (Vox - V112NT)

By novo2010, 29/11/2014
I have been using it for several months to replace the smaller V110nt.
It's a good cabinet and, given its sound and looks, it's a perfect match for the Night Train and Lil Night Train amp heads, obviously...

The pros:
- Good finish
- Very compact, so transportable; not bulky
- Not expensive (I'm talking about the first version, secondhand, because the new V112 nt G2, isn't cheap!).

The cons:
- A small marketing subtlety: The speaker is not an original Celestion Greenback but a "custom designed for Vox" model (unlike the V112nt G2, which explains the price difference). However, I can't say if there's a big difference in terms of sound.
- You can't place the Lil Night Train directly on top due to the height of the handle! Although it's probably the same with other amp heads. Check that beforehand or get some wedges...
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Balanced and versatile (Marshall - 2061CX)

By stereophonic, 24/07/2017
I’ve used this cab for a music that is very demanding for the gear that you use, as it’s full of dynamics with a succession of hardcore-like portions and atom-style moments that often feature delays, reverbs and overdrives/fuzz/distortions (in a nutshell ;) .
I use it along with a Marshall 2061X head and a Marshall 1936 loaded with Greenback speakers.
So I have a full stack with a real sound – and it’s quite transportable !!!
With the 2061 head, this is tha cab that sounds best after trying several other models – Mesa and Orange with V30s, Hiwatt with Fane or 1936 with Greenbacks).
The 1936 sounds a bit boxy, the Mesa and Orange too shrilly, and the Hiwatt sounds nice but a bit too straight to my taste – but still very good.
The 2061CX is full of dynamics with a better sound diffusion than all the other models (except the Hiwatt), the volume drops less when you get away from the center.
The G12H30 are very balanced speakers for rock, even if the curve is theorically close to that of V30s. I find their mids to be fuller and more dynamic in the 200-to-1000Hz area, and their frequencies less axaggerated between 2 and 4 kHz.
All in all, you get a good compromise between a slightly dirty 60s/70s sound and the straightest modern sounds – you get details without losing the mojo ;)

On a side note, it looks great and well-built.
I recommend it, but just like with any gear in that price range I also recommend trying it beforehand :bravo:
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Excellent speaker for the money (Behringer - Ultrastack BG412V)

By Zig99, 23/04/2018
I bought this ultra heavy speaker box in 2007 for around AU $450 because I had heard good things about them. I've used it on a Vox valvestate as an extension speaker and then a Bugera 333 Infinium head. I also own two original Rola Celestion greenbacks from the early 70's. I have also owned Marshall 1960A quads in 12 and 10 inch configurations and a 2 x 12 Marshall box.

Why did I give it 5 stars?

Compared to my original 70's greenbacks, they have a similar frequency response except that the greenbacks have stronger upper mids which are quite nasal. Greenbacks also have very tight low end whereas the Behringer's bass and treble are a bit softer. Now, there's a caveat on this review. My understanding is that the Behringer cab is made of chipboard whereas my greenback enclosure is made of ply and pine. My experience is that chipboard takes away some of the high end and makes the low end less refined (something to do with how the sound reflects inside the cab and absorption of frequencies). I bet if I put the Behringer (i.e. Bugera) speakers in a plywood cab that the sound would improve somewhat.

But the cab sounds pretty good as is. In fact, I like that the speakers take away the harshness of my valve amp. The original greenbacks are great but the nasal upper mid range reminds me too much of Marshall in your face sound. I like even mellow tones that stand out but don't overpower. With some EQ-ing, I can dial the upper mid range back in. Not quite the same as a greenback but in a mix no one can tell the difference.

If you want the standard Marshall chugga-chugga in your face, go for a Marshall quad. If you want death metal, go for an Engl cab. But if you want a pleasant all-round tone that does rock, fusion, crunch, overdrive and clean sounds well, then this is a great cab. Considering the price, you can't lose.

Although I haven't opened up this cab (which is unusual for me), it appears to be well built but it's bloody heavy. Then again, it's been in my studio for 11 years and last time I moved, removalists did the back breaking work for me.

Bugera, which is owned by Behringer, now make quad boxes. They go for around AU $460. The speakers in the Bugera cabs are called 'Turbo Sound'. I have no idea whether they are the same speakers just rebranded. If you come across a Behringer version and you're into jazz, rock and fusion, this is a great cab.
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