XiTone Special Build For Us.

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  1. frankv

    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    I had Mick at XiTone on the phone yesterday. He is creating me a killer 1 12 powered wedge. It's even going to feature bass ports and a powder coated Matrix amp.. Color on the powder coating is your choice. Its also going to feature a Lasar etched speaker grill. It will be about 4 weeks out for mine. If you want one call or email Mick at XiTone and tell him you want "Frank's Build" It's going to be something special unavailable to anyone else.

    Mick has gotten quite busy these days. Right now there are 20 regular cabinets in que.
     
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    I have seen his powder coated hardware and amps, they look great! what color did you go with?
     
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    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Burgundy
     
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    But, I JUST got a Xitone 2x12.
     
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    Lucky you...:fingersx:
     
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    Its Luke Premium Member

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    And how do you like it?
     
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    Nice Frank! Burgundy wouldn't be my color choice but that's what makes life a little more interesting isn't it?
     
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    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Plan on posting a full review this weekend (busy week). Lets just say, the 1x12 Atomic is now unused. But, it has some interesting facets. It is a DIFFERENT beast when used stereo, than as 2 monos, oe one half, and yet still different in stereo, depending on how the signals are panned. MAYBE less spread of sweet spot compared to CLR, on an individual 1,12 comparison, but the wider 2x12, when used in stereo makes up for it. BIG full sound.
     
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    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    What color would you like?
     
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    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Hey. If you are selling that Atomic contact POP.. Ya never know:thumb:
     
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    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    I'm still deciding. It might be my 'play out' solution, If I ever do open mics again.
     
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    Can`t wait to read the Review! ;p
     
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    Frank, can you tell us more about your build specifications? I've been in contact with Mick this week and I am curious to hear about your ideas and how they may be different if not better. Subjectively, that is.
     
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    When you speak to Mick make sure you reference MLP. Drop my name and you will get special pricing.

    The "Walliman" powered 1 12 wedge is what is the basis for my cabinet. He's putting base ports in it, powder coating the amp and hardware and doing laser etch work on the grill. He will put your own logo on it if you want but I just want XiTones logo.

    I have had a couple of XiTone wedges. They are simply awesome for the money and built like a tank.

    Here's a photo when I was running stereo 1 12 XiTones
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    I'm discussing the possibility of getting a nice discount from Mick on an MLP group buy. Any of you dudes want in. You can go powered or passive. Speak up now...
     
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    I've had ported cabs and not over the years. Never gave a ton of thought as to how that effects the tone. If you could elaborate on what kind of changes you'll expect to hear, that would be helpful. My guess would be slight decrease in mids and more bass? Would it be similar to an open back feature and improve cleans?

    What will the laser etching look like?

    Also, is starting price the same as the Walliman or more?
     
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    In in on group buy!

    1OO%
     
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    I can't tell you about the ports because I have never had a XiTone FRFR with ports. You don't have to get them on yours.

    Regarding the etching. I'm waiting for pictures. What I am told is he can etch in what you want.
     
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    Ok. I'm going to get all the details and form a list. I can tell you from experience. They are fantastic speaker systems.
     
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    I juuuuust emailed Mick to grease the wheels a little bit for us!

    Hey Mick,

    I’m friends with Frank from MyLesPaul forum. He’s the one who convinced me to go Xitone instead of Atomic. I’m hounding him for details about “Franks Build”. If you end up doing a group buy deal, I’ll definitely throw my hat in. Just thought I’d help connect the dots for you and who I am. You really owe Frank a thank you. He’s got to be one of your biggest advocates.

    I’ll be in touch!
    Kevin
     

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