TC Electronic 400 Watt 12 Inch Bass Cabinet
The Bass Is Strong With This One
Their new K212 bass cabinet doesn't just look the part, it also sounds it. Behind the awesome vintage-vibed exterior you'll find two custom-made 10" drivers and a 1" titanium tweeter that are sure to bring all the punch, clarity and low-end roar you could ever want for your bass tone. With an 8 Ohm impedance, 400W power handling and a weight of only 20 kg/44 lbs, this cabinet is truly built with the modern bass player in mind.
- Lightweight and portable design
- High-quality custom drivers
- Vintage-vibed look
Stack That Cab!
For you to be able to perform your best on stage you need impeccably clear sound, and that’s exactly what their vertical stacking concept delivers. By stacking vertically, you retain your tone’s natural low-end, while also being able to hear every single detail in your playing loud and clear. You can mix and match their different cabs to your heart’s desire and find the exact combination of low-end rumble and high-end definition that speaks to you.
Minimum Weight, Maximum Tone
They play bass too you know and we’ve had their share of days on the road in a tiny van, jam-packed with gear and sweaty band mates. One of the most exhausting parts of being on tour, is having to carry all of that heavy gear to and from the stage, day in and day out. With their new cabs, you get rocking tones in an ingenious lightweight design so you can focus entirely on keeping the groove instead of your next chiropractic appointment.
Designed to Impress
Everything about this cab oozes quality. Its sturdy plywood construction ensures extreme durability and a natural unaffected tone reproduction, while the ultra cool vintage-looking exterior is sure to turn heads. But the real beauty lies within. Their hand-selected high quality custom drivers, which have been developed with an unparalleled attention to sonic detail, offers both gorgeous sparkling high-end and massive thunderous low-end. This cab will blow the crowd away in every way possible.
Vertical Stacking Explained
Vertical Stacking... It may sound like a term that was developed by their sales and marketing departments, but in reality Vertical Stacking was born in their bass development department. The concept emerged from years and years of bass playing. Yep, that’s right! The guys developing TC bass gear are actually bass players themselves, and they know what it’s like out there in the real world of bass.
If you ever play gigs at small to mid-sized venues or at private parties, you have probably decided to only bring one bass cab sometimes. Typically one with a 4x10" speaker configuration.
However, sound is very sentitive to direction and surface reflections... If you place a 4 x10" cab on the floor, sound waves will bounce off the floor, which is great for getting that fat low-end impact - but the downside is that you can’t hear the details of your playing. Well, your knees can, but not your ears.
One solution is to place the cab on a chair, a rack case or similar. Now, you can hear the mid and high frequencies much better, but now the downside is lack of low-end presence. Since you elevated the cab, you loose the early reflections boucning off the floor.
In other words, no matter what you do, using only one 4 x 10" cab means a compromise on sound quality.
The solution to the problem is their unique Vertical Stacking concept. There is nothing wrong with using 4 10" speakers. In most situations, that is more than enough - the problem is that all 4 speakers are fitted inside a square box in a 2x2 configuration.
Their answer is a 4x1 speaker configuration using either two 2x10", 2x10"/2x12" or two 2x12" cabs. Whether you want 10 or 12" speakers or a combination, the point is that you stack the speakers vertically.
Quite simply, you get the best from both 4x10" scenarios: The early reflections adding punch and low-end to your sound, but at at the same time, you can hear every detail thanks to the fact that the top speaker is aligned with your ears.
No More Compromises. Issue Solved!
As long as you use TC cabinets, most of their amp can actually handle 3 cabs simultaneously.
Obviously, it would become a very tall stack if you stacked 3 2x10" or 2x12" cabs vertically, in fact you may not be able to reach the amp.
But don’t worry, due to the extra cab, it actually makes sense to stack them in the traditional, horizontal way if you hook up three cabs.
If weight and space is less of a concern, you can always go for the classic configuraion of 8x10" cabs. Obviously, this solution will also give you all the benefits of vertical stacking using smaller cabs.