Bass Box Beauty
The TC Bass Team is always looking
to push things forward. This time we decided to focus on a cabinet
that's portable and invaluable at gigs or sessions where space is
not an option. The result is RS112 - a
great-sounding 1x12" cabinet to carry, plug and play
- Great Sound
- Stackable and Portable
- Dual Concentric Driver
Sound Like You Got a Pair
The custom-made, 12" Eminence driver is dual conentric. What it means is that, even though you can't see it, there is a 1" tweeter built in at the center, adding those crispy highs. the result? Fast response and tight punch!
We have worked closely with specialist US company Eminence to produce specific custom drivers for our RS cabs.
Stackable and Portable
As well as being easy to carry, RS112 maintains the RS range's 'stackability' concept. All the cabinets in the range may be stacked together in various combinations.
The RS112, for example, fits perfectly under an RS210, making it an ideal combination for small to mid-sized gigs.
Vertical Stacking... It may sound like a term that was developed by our sales and marketing departments, but in reality Vertical Stacking was born in our bass development department. The concept emerged from years and years of bass playing. Yep, that's right! The guys developing TC bass gear are actually bass players themselves, and they know what it's like out there in the real world of bass.
If you ever play gigs at small to mid-sized venues or at private parties, you have probably decided to only bring one bass cab sometimes. Typically one with a 4x10" speaker configuration.
However, sound is very sentitive to direction and surface reflections... If you place a 4 x10" cab on the floor, sound waves will bounce off the floor, which is great for getting that fat low-end impact - but the downside is that you can't hear the details of your playing. Well, your knees can, but not your ears.
One solution is to place the cab on a chair, a rack case or similar. Now, you can hear the mid and high frequencies much better, but now the downside is lack of low-end presence. Since you elevated the cab, you loose the early reflections boucning off the floor.
In other words, no matter what you do, using only one 4 x 10" cab means a compromise on sound quality.
The solution to the problem is our unique Vertical Stacking concept. There is nothing wrong with using 4 10" speakers. In most situations, that is more than enough - the problem is that all 4 speakers are fitted inside a square box in a 2x2 configuration.
Our answer is a 4x1 speaker configuration using either two 2x10", 2x10"/2x12" or two 2x12" cabs. Whether you want 10 or 12" speakers or a combination, the point is that you stack the speakers vertically.
Quite simply, you get the best from both 4x10" scenarios: The early reflections adding punch and low-end to your sound, but at at the same time, you can hear every detail thanks to the fact that the top speaker is aligned with your ears.
No More Compromises. Issue Solved!
Just like early reflections is key to the Vertical Stacking concept, you can take advantage of the same phenomenon if you use either an RS212 or RS112 as the lower cabinet and an RS210 as the upper cabinet.
You can align the front of each cabinet, which is perfectly fine, but if you want to emphasize clarity and definition in a natural way (without adjusting the tone controls of the amp), try to push the upper RS210 cab back a bit.
Now, you will get eary reflections of the upper cabinet coming your way, and even though it may sound like a minor adjustment, the difference is significant. Control the amount of eary refelctions by how far you push back the RS210 cab.
With the vertical stack, I heard a clean, focused sound with a smooth middle and tight bottom. Everything lines up really neatly, and the head fits atop with grace and style.Check out the full review by Premier Guitar
The RS210 and RS212 8-ohm cabinets are optimized for vertical stacking. In this arrangement, you get the benefit of really hearing your tone as it sounds. The speakers handled everything we threw at them, and they stayed tight and focused with almost everything we threw at them. This is a rig for players seeking clean, punchy bass tone. It’s big, it’s rich, and it’s beautiful sounding.Check out the full review by Music Players
As expected, each of the cabinets has its own distinctive tone, and I tried any combination of the three. The RS210 offered surprising amounts of volume with no distortion, as did the RS212, while the larger Rs410 is above par compared to many other current manufacturers. My back as well as my ears love them.Check out the full review by Performing Musician (PDF)