Need SV112c vrs MX112R vrs SV212c suggestions.

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  1. Peter Pav

    Peter Pav New Member

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    I was going to buy an SV20combo, then I heard a YouTube demo of the SV20head with the SV212cab compared to the SV20combo, the combo sounded very boxy. I'm thinking of going with the SV20h and a 1x12 cab. Why is the MX112R cab only $229.00 and the SV112c is $599.00 is the speaker and build that much better ? Does anyone here use the head thru a 1x12 ? I don't want to lug a 2x12 cab around.
     
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    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    plywood vs particle board...

    Different speaker also.

    MX has Seventy80 speaker, which is a cheap Celestion.
    SC/V has V-type 70 watt Celestion
     
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  3. SteelLucky

    SteelLucky Active Member

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    The plywood vs MDF debate will start a civil war but good luck hearing a difference between them for the common man. The 70-80 is a very hi-fi sounding speaker which can work well in a closed back cab. It is a bright speaker and a lot of us hate it. It doesn’t sound bad at all when you eq it properly. The V-Type is a newer speaker design and does sound better to me.
     
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  4. Peter Pav

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    Thanks, Yeah if I have to upgrade the speaker the only way the MX is worth it is to get one really cheap used.
     
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    FWIW. Sometimes I wish I had purshased the combo & do speaker swap. Way more versatile & can allways plug into a cab of your choice.
     
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    What do you mean by speaker swap ? Putting a 12 in the combo ? I've read that is not advisable, and people have had problems after doing that, the amp is made for a 10" speaker. Why would the combo be more versatile ? The head can be plugged into any cab, and that 10" combo just doesn't sound as good as a 12" cab. Why lug the combo and a cab?
     
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    Well I'm lugging a head & 1x12 cab at the moment but I do wish I could just take a combo sometimes, just mic a combo when possible or run the 10" combo & 12" cab as a stack. Versatility. Speaker swap I think celestion gold 10". I've no interest trying to jam a 12" speaker in a 10" cab.
     
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  8. Peter Pav

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    Ok, I got ya. Still think you made the right choice, because to me the combo sounds significantly boxier and the v10 that's in the combo already is pretty good, so I'm not sure another 10 would change that. Anyway thanks for the comments.
     
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    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    combo's are heavy & cumbersome...

    You add the weight of the head & the cab - the trannies & the magnet(s). The box is top heavy & unlike a speaker cab, you can't manhandle it if need be. You have tubes & knobs to worry about...

    W/ a head, you grab it by the handle & carry it like a toolbox...
     
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  10. Peter Pav

    Peter Pav New Member

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    Where did you get the cabinet in your profile picture ? that is sweet. I haven't seen that anywhere.
     
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    Madfinger Well-Known Member

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    Its a Achillies Hydra 1x12 made here in Aus. http://www.achilliesamps.com
     
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    Peavey makes a great 1-12” cab with a Cel Greenback in it for $300 that works great. They also have a 2-12” cab with GB’s that’s great with Marshall voiced amps. The logo comes right off with 2 small screws so they match about anything. Another great cab is the ones Eminence sells on their web site. They have very well made cabs without speakers in them for short money, $150 for a 1-12” and $200 for a 2-12” and they match about anything as well. I own the Peavey 2-12” and 1 of each Eminence, 1-12” & 2-12” cabs.
     
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    I bought a MX112 cab to use with my SC20, and I changed out the stock 70/80 speaker to a Celestion G12M-65 Creamback,....it sounds great!

    The MX112 was $249 and the Creamback was $115 for a total cost of $364.

    The SC112 is $699. I saved $335 and I got the exact speaker I wanted.
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