Jack 12 Speaker Choice

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What speaker did you install in your Jack 12 or 212?

Beta 12
0
No votes
Delta Pro 12
0
No votes
Basslite 2012
0
No votes
Deltalite II 2512
2
29%
Kappalite 3012HO
5
71%
 
Total votes: 7

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jallenbass
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Jack 12 Speaker Choice

#1 Post by jallenbass »

I plan to build a Jack 12 for electric bass. For those who have already built this or 212 what speaker did you install? Choose one in the poll above.
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#2 Post by Grant Bunter »

Hello and welcome to the forum :)

Please note the intended purpose of the cab, bass, full range PA etc.
While I'm tempted to respond to the "bass" part of your user name, that would be an assumption...
Built:
DR 250: x 2 melded array, 2x CD horn, March 2012 plans.
T39's: 4 x 20" KL3010LF , 2 x 28" 3012LF.
WH8: x 6 with melded array wired series/parallel.
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#3 Post by Signalsdrone »

I have 2 Jack 12's with the 3012HO and they rock!

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Bill Fitzmaurice
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#4 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice »

The reasons for choosing a specific driver are clearly stated in the plans. What someone else decided to use doesn't matter. What your particular needs are do.

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#5 Post by jallenbass »

Yes, this would be a bass cabinet. Added to the original post.

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#6 Post by Bruce Weldy »

jallenbass wrote: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:41 am Yes, this would be a bass cabinet. Added to the original post.
How much power will you be putting in it? If it's a smaller amp, you might go with a 2512 to save a little money. If you are going to hit it hard or want to go really low, then go with the 3012HO.

You are going to put a lot of time and effort into building a great cab, don't skimp on the driver.

6 - T39 3012LF
4 - OT12 2512
1 - T24
1 - SLA Pro
2 - XF210


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#7 Post by jallenbass »

Bruce Weldy wrote: Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:39 am
jallenbass wrote: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:41 am Yes, this would be a bass cabinet. Added to the original post.
How much power will you be putting in it? If it's a smaller amp, you might go with a 2512 to save a little money. If you are going to hit it hard or want to go really low, then go with the 3012HO.

You are going to put a lot of time and effort into building a great cab, don't skimp on the driver.
The amp is my wonderful sounding Ampeg PF-50T. The 2512 is what I'm currently leaning toward.

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#8 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice »

With only 50 watts there's no advantage to using either high power rated or long xmax drivers.

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#9 Post by jallenbass »

Bill Fitzmaurice wrote: Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:55 pm With only 50 watts there's no advantage to using either high power rated or long xmax drivers.
That's what I was thinking.

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