#1
At the moment, I've got 2 choices of cab, both 16 Ohms

1. Kustom Defender 1x12 open back cab, plywood construction.
2. Vox V112TV 1x12 closed back cab, particle board construction.


I have 2 amps I am planning to use a cab with.


1. Vox AC4TV-10 I bought years ago, may benefit from a 1x12 cab.
2. Upcoming 5 watt Hotone purple wind amp.

Both cab I can get for about the same price, with the vox V112TV slightly more expensive.

My budget is for these 2 cab choices only and I have no intention to get used or other brands (out of my price range and can't find a used 1x12 here at the price i want).

If i am limited to these 2, which one would you go for if you are me ?
#2
thats a tough one. i prefer ply to particle board, but i like closed back over open.

i haven't tried either, i honestly would just go with which looks prettier.
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#3
I don't like open backs, but I've owned a particle board cab and I never will again. Good construction and materials is more important than open vs closed. Get the Kustom.


Are you positive those are your only choices? Could you list your budget and location?
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I don't like open backs, but I've owned a particle board cab and I never will again. Good construction and materials is more important than open vs closed. Get the Kustom.


Are you positive those are your only choices? Could you list your budget and location?



Yes way over in Malaysia. Well there're more choices but too pricey and not worth it for 5 watt tube and solid state amps.

Looking to toy around with cabs for fun anyway and it's not a serious investment.
#5
are you sure the kustom is ply? when i looked into it a while back it said the baffle was ply, which makes me think the cab isn't.
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#7
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Kustom cab actually sounds good, I tested it out when a friend bought one. Didn't notice any issues on it. For AC amp I'd prefer open back cab though...
How about Jet City cabs? You can't get their 1x12?


Nopes, no jet city dealers in this area.

The choices I listed is the cheapest you'll ever find in my country as new 1x12 cabs.

Everything else is overpriced marshalls and laney and blackstar cabs.
#8
Just make sure it is big enough. 1x12 cabs that are less than 1.5 cu ft just choke the bass response to death. 2 cu ft seems to be a sweet spot for most 12s.
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Just make sure it is big enough. 1x12 cabs that are less than 1.5 cu ft just choke the bass response to death. 2 cu ft seems to be a sweet spot for most 12s.

or open back if smaller. Get either, at this price point I doubt there'll be a big difference.
Kustom sounded OK to me with their Defender head, so that is fine as I'm familiar with it. Vox is the more "upscale" brand though so for gigs, etc. that will be better looking.
Maybe check the speakers on both and see what will suit the type of amp better, not familiar with Hotone.
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What speakers are in these cabs?
Thats a very important factor in choosing as well.



Definitely not greenbacks for the price. *lol*. Those speakers alone cost more than the entire cab.