Barefaced Big Twin 2
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|33.5" high x 20.5" wide x 14.6" deep
85cm x 52cm x 37cm
22.5 kg / 49 lbs (steel grill)
|100dB - louder than a great 4x10"
|USABLE FREQUENCY RANGE
30Hz - 20kHz
|RECOMMENDED AMP POWER
|MAX CONTINUOUS BROADBAND & LF SPL
|133dB - comparable to really good 4x12" and 8x10" cabs
"The cabs nail it in pretty much every category; you must check one out" - Read the Bass Player Magazine review here!
"Just extraordinary" - Watch the iGuitar Magazine's video review of the Big Twin 2 and the Two 10 here!
Ultimate tone, ultimate performance
A greatest hits compilation of our previous big cabs - the punch of the Super Twelve, the efficiency and loudness of the Super Fifteen, the bottom, dispersion and clarity of the Big Twin T. Plays loud with small amps, plays stupid loud with big amps. Lighter and more efficient than the best 4x10" cabs with more bottom, much better dispersion and the maximum output of an 8x10" stack.
What else do you need to know?
Why this rather than the beautiful Big Twin T?
It's much louder and punchier but it maintains similar dispersion and clarity. It's lighter, smaller and less demanding of amplifiers. It'll play significantly louder but can still go very deep if you EQ that way.
Why this rather than the supreme Super Twelve T?
It has more bottom and cleaner mids and highs. It's dispersion is significantly better and it's more sensitive. It'll play a lot louder. It's bigger but not big and it's not a whole lot heavier
Why this rather than the stomping Super Fifteen?
It's just as loud in the mix but cleaner and more even from lows to high and from on-axis to way off-axis. Consequently it's far more tonally versatile.
That was all you needed to know - only continue reading if you really want more!
Our new 12XN550 driver - a true giant slayer
If you want to compare like for like performance, compare one of our 12"s with TWO of anyone else's 12"s. The radical new design of the 12XN550 combines the very high sensitivity of a pro-audio mid-bass driver, the very high excursion of a pro-audio subwoofer and a response curve which has been optimised to sound great on and off-axis with bass guitar. Massive output AND awesome tone. If you want to learn more, click here.
Generation Three Hardware
Barefaced cabs are built tough for gigging and the generation three finish and hardware is the result of much thought, experimentation and feedback based on the tens of thousands of gigs our customers have played. Durability is paramount! We have also made our electronics easily field-replaceable, for minimum stress on worldwide tours. If you gig a lot and want to keep your cab looking pristine we recommend purchasing one of our padded fabric covers. To learn more, click here.
Generation Three Enclosures
Barefaced enclosure designs are the result of our radical decision to use thin-walled heavily-braced plywood construction on our very first designs in 2008, and then 5 years of constant evolution and change to develop and refine this concept for even better tone, performance and durability. We've looked at a lot of other lightweight bass cabs and often been unimpressed by their inadequate stiffness and thus 'lightweight tone' despite marketing hyperbole claiming the contrary... To learn more, click here.
How can going from 3-way to 2-way represent progress?
The ideal loudspeaker is a single full-range point source with perfect frequency response, dispersion and transient response. To achieve ideal performance is currently (and likely to be always) impossible with a single driver. However, the fewer components we use to get close to ideal performance, the better. To learn more click here.
Low frequency sensitivity, response and power handling
Our cabs have the volume displacement (cone area x cone excursion) to produce huge lows for their size - each of our 12" woofers can do what it takes three typical 12" bass guitar woofers to achieve - and the porting, sensitivity and thermal power handling to use that displacement. If there's one thing Barefaced cabs are really really great at it's producing big fat deep loud lows, that is our raison d'être. To learn more click here.
Sensitivity - marketing, over-simplified engineering and REAL engineering
99% of the sensitivity specs you read are marketing department fabrications. There are no bass cabs currently on sale (August 2013) which have higher sensitivity than ours when comparing equal sized enclosures, fact. To learn more click here.
Transient response - hearing your sound NOW!
Transient response is the ability of a speaker to start and stop exactly when the sound going into should start and stop. A bass cab with excellent transient response sounds far more alive and responsive than one with poor transient response and makes it easier to both groove hard and be heard on the gig. It is particularly important that a musical instrument speaker has good transient response because it is how the player hears themselves and thus has a huge effect on how they play. To lean more click here.
High linear flow ports with thermal benefits
Ports deal with all the deep lows and give the woofer(s) an easier ride - tune them right and use a good geometry and there are no downsides. Tune them too high or too low and the tone won't be as good and the cab won't handle as much power. Make them too big and the cab will be huge (this hardly ever happens); make them too small and they'll stop working right as you play louder, killing your bottom end (this is a really common problem). We design, test, adjust, test, etc and make sure they're as good as can be. To learn more click here.