#1
So I was watching a Rob Chappers vid where he goes down to Marshall and tries out the Marshall Class 5. He plays it as a combo and it sounded alright but then he played it through a 4x12 and it sounded amazing. So is there really that much difference in sound when playing a 4x12 compared to a 1x12.

Here's the link for the vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtFRmlPw3cY (4:26 is about when he starts playing the combo, then about 5:12 is when he plugs into 4x12 cab)

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#2
If my understanding of such things is correct, it isn't about it being a 1x12 vs a 4x12 but rather the quality of speakers in the 4x12 cab are surely much better quality, ergo a much better tone. Idk exactly what speakers were in that particular 4x12 but I'll bet most things that they're better than the one that's stock in the combo.
#3
A 4x12 compared to a 1x12 will have much more headroom and more dynamics, thats why they sound so much better.
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#4
I was looking at getting a used 4x12 with G12M's
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#5
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I was looking at getting a used 4x12 with G12M's
G12's are my favourite speaker types. With a quality sounding amp a 4x12 version will lend sweet tones.
As for as I know, however, it's hard to come by 2x12/1x12's with G12's in them. I could be wrong, though.
A 4x12 will give you a rounder sound, and there will be more air pushed forward, thus increasing the proposed amount of sound you're receiving as the listener.

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#6
it's a big difference, but it depends on the tone you're after, too. for hard rock and heavier i prefer the tone of a 4x12. but for lighter stuff, open backed cabs (or combos) can be better.
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#7
4 top notch speakers will sound better than 1 rubbish one!

lots of people think 212 is a happy medium
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