Which new cab? Mesa?Orange?Other?

Ddavid

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I bought an Orange Tiny Terror and need a cab. I've looked the Orange PPC112, a Mesa Boogie Rectifier 2x12, and a Legacy 2x12 cab. They are all in the same ballpark price wise (some new some used) and I've tried them all. Unfortunately it's hard to A/B them with a terror and I couldn't play loud enough to get a better sense of which cab sounds better.

Does anyone have thoughts or opinions about these cabs with a smaller amp?
 
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I think you hear crickets because the members here don't know what to tell you.
What cabinet to choose is subjective. I think you should start with a baseline. What kind of sound are you hoping to achieve? You ask which sounds better. Better than what?
 

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a cab is still wood and speakers... if they use quality of both, they will be pretty much the same... I want to say someone mentioned on here the PPC212 was pine and a Celestion V30... pretty good mats right there... I'd bet all of these cabs mentioned used good mats though...

they might have a different spacial characteristic, or better/worse insulation... both of these are subjective... I built mine and have no complaints, does that mean it's the best? not at all... it works for me, and sounds good though.

there's also avatar cabinets, they have a good reputation...

fwiw, for the same or less $ you might find a nice 4x12 cab on craigslist...

these are all just things to keep your mind open... in the end you'll take a leap of faith, you'll buy one and you'll be happy about how good it sounds.
 

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Thanks, they all have Celestion V30's and sealed backs, with the Legacy having a 1/3 removable back. The Mesa and Legacy are both 2x12's with the Legacy having about 35% less internal volume.

I searched the Orange forum but thought I'd check here for less invested opinions.
 

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My personal recommendation with the voicing of that amp is to steer clear of the V30's. Some will disagree, but I believe these amps REALLY shine w/ a Greenback or G12H30 variety speaker. I have an AD15 which is somewhat similar in voicing and the V30's just didnt cut the mustard with me :\

You may be better off looking at a sealed back Avatar cab and have him put whatever speakers you want in there.
 

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I don't have experience with the Orange or Legacy but I had a 2x12 Mesa Boogie Rectifier cab and didn't really dig it. It was too boomy and didn't have the mid range punch that I'm used to from my Marshall cabs.

I was so surprised by what a difference dimensions and size made. I would definitely recommend trying it out or at least make sure they have a good return policy. I bought the Mesa from GC and returned after a few weeks within the 30 days because i wasnt digging it.

I still need a 2x12 or 1x12 big enough to fit a full size Marshall head so let us know how your search goes and what you decide on.
 

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I was so surprised by what a difference dimensions and size made. I would definitely recommend trying it out or at least make sure they have a good return policy. I bought the Mesa from GC and returned after a few weeks within the 30 days because i wasnt digging it. .

I assumed internal volume plays a big roll in speaker performance and I thought others would have preferences about that, especially since all speakers are the same. I've tried all three but not side by side. I am not discerning enough to quantify the differences I may or may not have heard. (even though I played with a rosewood fingerboard on all tests! :thumb:)
 

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Apparently it does, it at least the difference seemed apparent to me.

Since you bought the Tiny Terror I'd say to go for that cab since that's a tone you clearly like and those will obviously work well together. Just take it home, crank it then if you don't like it take it back. =)
 

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