Developed after years of experimentation with different speakers, cabinets, and configurations, Demeter finally settled on the three 10″ configuration for its definition, focus and ability to compliment our tube bass equipment. The top speaker is a phase-aligned coaxial design with a center mounted tweeter for crisp highs and presence in the midrange. The cabinet is big enough to stand on its own in larger venues and at higher volumes (handling up to 450 watts), but its size and weight make it portable enough for smaller gigs. The Bass 400 & BSC-310 recently won the Premiere Gear award from Premiere Guitar!
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The new 1 x 12 x 5 Flip top combo cabinet solves the problems found in most Flip top cabinets. These cabinets are built rock solid with latches that really work. The Bass speaker is housed in its own perfectly tuned area that protects the speaker from anything you may drop inside. There is also space inside the flip top compartment to store cables and pedals during travel.
For our 35th anniversary, the sound scientists at EA decided to re-engineer our 12-inch cabinet by revisiting our audiophile roots. The groundbreaking hi-fi speaker cabinets that defined Euphonic Audio in the 1980s reproduced the recorded field of sound with accurate dimensionality and presence. Using state-of-the-art computer analysis, we tuned our cabinets to make the most of custom drivers, high fidelity tweeters, and a sophisticated crossover design. Our speakers reproduced the loudest and the softest musical passages realistically, creating a wide, deep, focused sound field that you feel like you were onstage with the musicians at Carnegie Hall or the Blue Note Cafe.
In the 1990s, we turned our attention to bass amplification. To replicate the full range of the bass guitar in a small and light speaker cabinet, our goals were: wide dynamic range, to reproduce the loudest and softest, highest and lowest notes realistically at lowest and highest listening levels; extended bass response to reproduce the fundamental frequencies of the B and E strings; and wide dispersion, to provide a broad sound stage so that listeners around the room will hear all reproduced frequencies. Using custom drivers paired with finely-tuned crossovers in transmission line cabinets, we achieved a rich studio-quality tone with our VL series that inspired musicians such as Lee Sklar and Michael Rhodes. Drawing on feedback from studio and touring musicians, we developed the CxL and Wizzy – speakers that remain favorites to this day.
To improve upon the groundbreaking Wizzy-112 and the Wizzy MLine-112 cabinets, we envisioned a lighter, louder cabinet with improved tonal range and wide dispersion to fill a stage with the pure sound of your bass. The brand-new NL-112 utilizes a custom, lightweight neodymium driver. To improve upon the Wizzy design, we paired a larger (3-inch) voice coil with an array of sweet-sounding 1” Ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters – the kind typically found in audiophile quality stereo cabinets. By removing the recessed handles we increased the cabinet’s internal volume and gave the transmission line more room to breathe, extending the bass response to 43Hz. To balance the improved bass response and sweet top end from the dome tweeters, we reworked our crossover to provide an even response all the way through the 43Hz to 18kHz range. This is a return to EA’s Hi-Fi roots and our original idea to make lightweight, small cabinets with a wide sound field that sounds like your upright or electric bass but louder.
To celebrate this shift back to our roots, we’ve changed the aesthetics to a more traditional look: brown tolex covering Italian Poplar with gold/brown grill cloth and a thick, padded leather handle. We even redesigned the EA badge to fit on a brushed aluminum plate. Paired with our new Doubler II, the new NL-112 is the sound of your bass in high definition.
The Wizzy series are the best selling bass cabinets we’ve ever produced. That’s because they deliver a balance of warmth and accuracy that fits electric bassists as well as upright players. The baby of the line is the remarkable Wizzy-110, one of the smallest and lightest bass cabinets in the history of bassdom.
The Wizzy-110 is based on our legendary Wizzy-112, known for delivering “fliptop sound for the new millenium”. The Wizzy 10 extends that tradition for smaller room gigs, acoustic and double bass settings and studio use. With its custom 10″ driver and whizzer cone paired with our proprietary transmission line cabinet design, the Wizzy-110 reproduces the low ‘B’ on a bass guitar while revealing the nuances behind every inflection in your playing – whether you’re driving a bop quintet, or anchoring a folk duo.
And at 17.8 pounds, this “10” will make you think twice before lugging anything else. To celebrate our 35th anniversary, we’ve updated the aesthetics of the Wizzy-10 with a luxurious brown tolex covering Italian Poplar with gold/brown grill cloth and a padded leather strap handle. We even redesigned the EA badge to fit on a brushed aluminum plate. Paired with our new, more powerful, Doubler II, the new Wizzy-110 is a tiny powerhouse.
The idea is simple: the less intrusions that get between your instrument and your ears, the more likely you’ll hear the sound you create. And that’s the principle that started the EA Wizzy revolution.
We started with a super-woofer that uses a ‘wizzy’ high-frequency cone inserted at its center. This eliminates the need for a separate tweeter, crossover and extra wiring – all items that separate you from your sound. What’s left is a speaker cabinet in its simplest form. Built in Italian Poplar tuned with our transmission line cabinet design, the result is pure bliss – a balance of warmth and accuracy that fits bassists of all shapes and sizes. The Wizzy 12 delivers “fliptop sound for the new millenium.” And it might be the best all purpose compact bass speaker cabinet ever made. It easily reproduces the low ‘B’ on a bass guitar, punches out rock and soul, and reveals all the emotion in your playing.
Whether driving an R&B quartet, or a bluegrass quintet, the “12” will be the one you’ll take everywhere.
M-Line cabinets are a Euphonic Audio exclusive. They are an application of transmission line technology that can only be found in high-end audio speakers and studio monitors.
When applied to a bass speaker like the Wizzy 12, it adds a high-fidelity spin for those looking for the flattest response in a 1×12 cabinet configuration. Of course, this is only possible because we started with a successful design – the Wizzy itself, the speaker cabinet that uses a super-woofer with a “wizzy” high-frequency cone at its center. This eliminates numerous parts that separate you from your sound. What’s left is a speaker cabinet in its purest form.
The Wizzy 12 M-Line is a very special cabinet. In many ways, it’s our replacement for the VL-208, considered by many to be the best cabinet ever created for Upright Bass and Bass Guitar. The 12 M is like playing through a studio monitor for bass, yet one that can play at stage volumes. No matter what the music, the 12 M lets you hear your bass as exactly as it sounds.
A favorite among bassists looking for portability and even frequency response in a low to mid volume application, the TF112 is precise, punchy and tuned for an even response. While the cabinet can be EQ’d to sound believable in any genre, it shines when you want a natural, organic tonality. Acoustic bass, acoustic bass guitar, basses featuring expensive tone woods and vintage instruments all reveal their subtlety and nuance when played through a Trickfish head and the TF112. And if you need a little more oomph add a second cab for the added cone area and free coupling gain.
Don’t let the TF208’s pint-sized design fool you. It’s packed full of the same strength that makes the TF408 such a powerhouse. Utilizing the same custom Eminence® ferrite bass speakers, this 2 x 8″ compact bass cabinet delivers a tight and balanced tone. The focused low end, articulate midrange, and superior high-frequency articulation are perfect for both upright and electric basses.
As with all Trickfish cabinets, the TF208 is made from void-free Baltic Birch for superior stability and covered in our proprietary, road-worthy 22 oz. “Sharkskin” vinyl. A perforated steel grill and steel corners add to the cabinet’s durability. The HF transducers and proprietary drivers are designed by Trickfish and manufactured by world leader Eminence®. Our crossover networks employ an advanced circuit design and an on-board protection lamp that preserves component integrity even under the most demanding conditions.
The TF208 is rock solid and still light enough to carry one-handed. A side-recessed steel handle makes transportation effortless. Optimized for horizontal orientation, the TF208 stacks perfectly on the TF408 for a massive mini stack. Add it to a TF112 for a perfect small to medium volume gig. Standalone or as a pair, the TF208 is designed to impress!