Barefaced Super Compact
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|22" high x 17.5" wide x 12"" deep
56cm x 44cm x 30cm
11 kg / 23.5 lbs (steel grill)
|97dB - only fractionally less than our very loud 1x15" Compact
|USABLE FREQUENCY RANGE
37Hz - 4kHz
|RECOMMENDED AMP POWER
|MAX CONTINUOUS BROADBAND & LF SPL
|127dB - similar to what a high quality 2x12" or 4x10" cab can manage before the lows fail to keep up with the mids
"Quite possibly the best compact and lightweight bass cabs available today."
Why you need the Super Compact:
It does gorgeous smooth clean bright tones, thick tight mid-punchy tones, huge deep bottom-heavy tones, aggressive growly grindy dirty tones and more, and can play LOUD. From subtly amplifying your acoustic bass guitar with natural clarity at coffee-shop gigs to thundering out your drop-tuned P-bass and FX pedals in a loud sweaty rocker's pub. Feels small when you pick it up, BIG when you plug it in!
What else do you need to know?
Who is this for?
Anyone frustrated with the ability of their 1x15", 1x12" or 2x10" cab to produce big lows without struggling (regardless of price). Bassists who prefer more mellow tones to brighter tweetered sounds. Those wanting a cab which can match their 2x12" or 4x10" for output but keen to downsize substantially. Players who want to hear their true natural midrange tone with clean balanced lows and smooth warm highs.
Which other Barefaced cabs should you consider?
If you play particularly loud or your amp isn't very powerful you may prefer the Super Twin (or two Super Compacts). If you'd like a more old school tone, with less immediate mids, rounder lows and characterful highs then you may prefer the Retro Two10.
Why upgrade from earlier Barefaced models?
If you have a Compact (15") and would like that same awesome bottom but gain punchier mids, cleaner treble and better dispersion. If you enjoy the breadth of tone from a Midget+Compact (12"+15") and would like that from a single cab. If you like the output and bottom of your Super Twelve (2x12") but would like cleaner smoother mids and a smaller cab. If you liked your original Midget but always wanted a bigger sound.
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.
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.