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    MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by Steve Regier on Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:10 pm

    We are developing 3way bass cabinets with Mike but... well...maybe ...hmm...

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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by mikearnopol on Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:27 pm

    This doesn't really show the scale well. The sub is a single 18 that is about 4 feet tall, 24" wide and 30" deep. That's probably not accurate---but it's huge. That's a 46 on top. You have to realize that the lows are the equivalent of 2.5 18's in a reflex box. This setup is more for small coffeehouses and cocktail piano duo gigs.
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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by Steve Regier on Tue May 14, 2013 12:55 pm

    Here is the production prototype of the MAS110Flex. The switches are to engage different voicings from mild to wild. This is one cool cabinet. Cool There will be a MAS210Flex as well.

    This series is based on the 3010LF, Faital 6.5" mid-woofer and Ciare tweeter.

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    The switches are: Top-Tweeter control, Mid-Left -12db pad, Mid-right -6db pad, (pads are for the top mid/tweet section) Bottom Mid Section Phase

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    For you graph guys out there: Here is a graph of three of the basic voicings generated by the test mule. The production unit is smoother and we will en-devour to publish graphs of the voicings.

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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by Steve Regier on Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:04 am

    OK, so I left a prototype G10 instrument cabinet in our former recording studio.The bass player in the band that is renting the space unplugged his Hartke 410 and plugged into the G10 to try it out. Seeing that it is a 2x10 cabinet he assumed it was for bass. In reality it is a guitar cabinet loaded with some meaty 10s and sensitivity in the high one teens. I was not there but the guitar tech called me and told me what had happened. When he told me that the bass player had tried out the G10 I thought his next statement would be something like,"... and the cones are shredded and stuck to the back of the grille...there's smoke everywhere..." and such. What I heard instead was,"...he loves it! ...kicks the 410s ass... super articulate and clean ... nice old-school tone... can get gritty and loud on little power!" Well, that was not what I was expecting from this 4 Ohm 150watt prototype. So after a hearty laugh with BigE and Duke we decided to fast track this into a retail product: The G10 GrungEinator for 4 string. I went back to the lab and looked at the initial measurements. The cab did well from 50Hz to 5KHz and still had response past 10KHz. It was rich in the 200 and 1.5KHz realm. It is constructed on a hybrid RachE waveguide which limits bottom end response but enhances response above 50Hz and provides better transducer cooling. We will be working with Duke to make some refinements but hope to get this happy discovery to market by the end of year.
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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by Leland Crooks on Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:41 am

    Nice looking cab.

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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by 3rdcurve on Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:02 pm

    Well, that is pretty dang cool. Being a 4 string player I wouldn't mind trying it against the flex 210.


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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by Steve Regier on Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:47 pm

    I'lI bet the Flex will crush it in lower end output and upper extension. I imagine this cabinet will have a very old-school dark grunge. The funny thing is that I have yet to hear it used with a bass. I can't get it away from the guy. I'll have to go into the studio and steal it. Twisted Evil


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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by 3rdcurve on Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:16 pm

    I bet it would sound glorious with a low wattage tube amp being pushed into breakup! 2c 2c 2c 
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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by Steve Regier on Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:41 pm

    3rdcurve wrote:I bet it would sound glorious with a low wattage tube amp being pushed into breakup!  2c 2c 2c 
    Yes, I think that is what we may have going on. I will be working to get more info directly from the man with the cabinet. I was just taking to Mike and he suggested that we ask the afore mentioned player to try the cab out on a few gigs before we bring it in for analysis and tweaking. I think that is an excellent idea. I should be able to attend one or two and get a feel for the cabinet in the wild.


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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by 3rdcurve on Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:44 pm

    Steve Regier wrote:
    3rdcurve wrote:I bet it would sound glorious with a low wattage tube amp being pushed into breakup!  2c 2c 2c 
    Yes, I think that is what we may have going on. I will be working to get more info directly from the man with the cabinet. I was just taking to Mike and he suggested that we ask the afore mentioned player to try the cab out on a few gigs before we bring it in for analysis and tweaking. I think that is an excellent idea. I should be able to attend one or two and get a feel for the cabinet in the wild.
    Good plan.
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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by Steve Regier on Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:24 am

    I took a trip to the studio today and lookie what I discovered...

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    I heard a rumor that he wants to re-record the bass tracks for their CD with the little GrungEintor G10 cabinet (on the far right next to the chair).
    My source tells me that when he plugged into it and started playing the band's collective jaws hit the floor. I inquired if the 4x10 had more bottom end and punch and if maybe the G10 was just producing octave harmonics. The answer was a resounding NO! Here is a closeup of the amp and the settings he is using. What really has me spun up is that I discovered that his primary stage weapon is a Music-Man Stingray5. I do not know if that is what he is using in the studio or his P Bass. I don't see how the humble G10 could stand up to a B string!affraid 

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    I also hear rumblings that the G10 may be going out on a gig this weekend. So as much as I am itching to take it and analyze it I will just have to wait 'till next week.Sad 
    Then I will solicit reviews from the band directly and take it to Mike so he can give it a go. Then it's back to the lab for measurements and such. I'll bang on the thing a bit with my son's Rickenbacker 4001 (that he left with me for safe-keeping Twisted Evil) Then I'm taking it out on some gigs. drunken
    Then I'll report back ... I sense a new cabinet series from AudioKenesis in the works!cheers


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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by 3rdcurve on Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:33 pm

    If the guitar 10's can pull double duty I would imagine the 12's would be equally as awesome Cool 

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    Post by kringle77 on Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:37 pm

    This 2x10 for bass looks like something I would love.  Any more info?
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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by 870skitzofrenzy on Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:20 am

    Yeah, a guitar cab that could double as a bass cab is pretty amazing if you ask me. Sounds like the perfect cab for me!
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    Post by Steve Regier on Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:06 pm

    kringle77 wrote:This 2x10 for bass looks like something I would love.  Any more info?
    We are testing some driver integrations. Some bassists thought the tone great others feel that the bass was thin. We are making some tweaks to make the cabinet more rounded without losing its natural grunge. I imagine it might be a good modeling cabinet when we are done.


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    The work continues on our newest wonder weapon: The M109. The design goal of this loudspeaker is quite simply vortexitude on a budget.
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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by Leland Crooks on Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:16 pm

    Now that's a graph.
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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by Steve Regier on Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:02 am

    Just in time for New Year's Day.
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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by Leland Crooks on Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:08 am

    Just look at those resonators  affraid 
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    Post by Steve Regier on Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:47 am

    Sorry but those are the tweeter locations affraid 


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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by Leland Crooks on Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:28 am

    I meant in the braces.  In The Dark 

    I figured those were tweeter holes. No combing? MVW does crazy things with that.
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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by spiritbass on Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:19 am

    You guys are non-stop. Are you familiar with the concept of a vacation? Just kidding - I am still enjoying watching and reading about new models and refinements (and my 110 Flex)!
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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by BigE on Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:40 pm

    We stopped for Steve to go hunting!

    Besides this is what we do for fun...


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    Post by spiritbass on Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:47 pm

    BigE wrote:

    Besides this is what we do for fun...

    I 'hear' that and second the notion.  Wink  I hope that 2014 exceeds the fun quotient of last year!

    Double congrats for bringing on the M109 - I'm sure that it sounds good and that its price point is going to make more 'converts'.  What a Face
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    Re: MVW cabinets NOT seen on Talkbass ... yet

    Post by mikearnopol on Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:35 pm

    Man---that frequency graph is to die for.

    Well, it looks like the 109 will be using two tweets!

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