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I am looking for an advice or an opinion and hear about experience of 1x12 cabs. 

I have been gigging Bergantino AE212 for few years in a covers/function band. I am hoping to find few different musical projects in the new year but feel it’s a bit of an overkill to drag that cab around for either jams or small gigs. 

So I was hoping to find a light weight 1x12 to have around for these. I usually just stick to what I know so I would be looking at Bergantino again AE, CN or HDN. I have Mesa D800 and really like it so I was even thinking about the light weight cabs from them. 

So my question is, is there much difference between these three Berg cabs and if so should I be looking for any in particular? How do the Mesa cabs compare? And finally should I possibly get rid of the 212 and have two separate cabs so I can scale up or down as is needed? 

I see that Mesa has the 112 and 115 often paired up. Should that be a consideration instead? 

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I had AE112's for about 6 years and then a CN 212 for a couple more. If I ever move away from my Barefaced cabs Bergantino is where I'd be. I don't know there is a huge difference between the AE, CN and HDN cabs. Maybe the HDN's are the culmination of the tweeks that have been made to the previous models. I'd always go for several 112's, because they are flexible and give you modular set ups. I also have a bad back which is why I had to sell my CN212. I'm always looking for the lightest carry.

Also check out Barefaced. My Super Compact and Super Midget make a world class sound and they are two of the lightest, loudest 112's I've heard. I briefly owned a D800 and used it with 2 Super Compacts. They made a great sound together, but I decided I preferred my Aguilar amps. I'm sure the Subway cabs would be an excellent choice.

BF have a 20% off sale on their cabs until Monday. 

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Shameless plug, I have a Barefaced Supercompact up for sale at the ridiculously low price of £400..... :) 

 

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If you want the lightest weight, Epifani are worth a look, too. Any of the brands mentioned above will do a sterling job. A lot of cab manufacturers use the same or very similar drivers, anyway.

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alusonic makes 1 x 12" and 2 x 12" units made out of aluminum. The bigger weighs 18 kg. Yes, I do have that 2 x 12" + tweeter unit.

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Just a little update. I have been keeping an eye for any of the above cabs and not seen them come up here. I put a WTB here but nothing. Do you guys think that either there are not many on the second hand market and people are quite happy with them or if people are just not up for shipping? 

I have been thinking maybe I should just buy new then since I am not having much luck. Should I then go with the Bergantino HDN or the Mesa? Difference in price seems to be around £120 with cover the Mesa more expensive. First world problems. 

With my luck the classifieds will be full of them the moment I have bought a new one. 

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I've not had any experience of using 1 x 12 cabs (I'm using a Berg AE410) but understand (like @chris_b) that the Berg AE, CN and HDN series are all slight improvements on each other in that order.  

Bergantino have just launched a new 'NXT' series of lightweight cabs including two different 1 x 12 cabs that look very good. These are due to start shipping from next week so there may be a few more of the older lightweight series up for sale soon.  I believe there are a couple of Berg CN 1 x 12 cabs up for sale on here at the moment at a very good price.

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16 minutes ago, gazhowe said:

I've not had any experience of using 1 x 12 cabs (I'm using a Berg AE410) but understand (like @chris_b) that the Berg AE, CN and HDN series are all slight improvements on each other in that order.  

Bergantino have just launched a new 'NXT' series of lightweight cabs including two different 1 x 12 cabs that look very good. These are due to start shipping from next week so there may be a few more of the older lightweight series up for sale soon.  I believe there are a couple of Berg CN 1 x 12 cabs up for sale on here at the moment at a very good price.

I did not know about the new ones thanks for the heads up. 

Yes I did see the ones in the classifieds. Problem is he said he doesn’t want to ship collection or meet up. I am in Perth area he is in London. That’s not going to happen.

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