The Sovereign 1×12 B
- Hand made in our facility in Indiana USA with all American made materials.
- Constructed from all 3/4″ tone woods.
- There is zero MDF or particle board used anywhere in our cabs.
- Front loaded, twin ported, floating baffle.
- All steel hardware.
- Choice of handles.
- Equipped with our wiring harness and Lichtenstein Neutrik SpeakON 1/4″ combo input jacks.
- Point to point hand wired with silver solder.
- Wired with 12 American wire gauge acoustic research speaker wire.
- 4, 8 or ohms with two harness options.
- Power Handling = 500 watts RMS.
- Loaded with an Eminence Delta 12LF or Kappa 12.
- All cabs come with steel reinforced rubber feet.
- Height = 15 Inches, Including the rubber feet.
- Width = 18 Inches
- Depth = 16 Inches.
- Weight = 35 Pounds with speaker.
Our Sovereign 1×12 Bass Guitar speaker cabinet fallows the same principal all our other ported cabs use. Utilizing in house technology and not copying anything previously made. This cabinet lends your bass rig more tonal leeway than any other 1×12 Bass speaker cabinet available. The Sovereign 1×12 Bass cab has big, thick, hard-hitting bass tones with punch and girth like a bass cab should.
Our ported cabs backs are closed and sealed. The Sovereign 1×12 Bass cabinets front consists of a twin ported ¾ inch floating baffle that delivers the low-end projection in spades. The Sovereign 1×12 Bass cab adds measurable depth, sustain and natural body to your Bass tone. Made with all the finest materials like all our cabs, The Sovereign 1×12 Bass cab consists of a unique design that allows a full sound without having to utilize tone sucking crossovers, tweeters or horns.
This cab will outperform ordinary 1×12 Bass cabs at every level. The Sovereign is an instrument unto itself because the efficiency and dynamics that naturally maximize your amplification and neurological, auditory perception. The Sovereign delivers a full, organic tone with natural compression, punch and thickness. The Sovereign is very efficient so a 5-watt micro amp will sound outstanding through this cab as well as a 500-watt bass amp, making it an excellent studio and live performance piece of indispensable gear. Once you play through our 1x and 2×12 sized cabs, you are implementing professional enclosures into your repertoire.
Your Bass tone efficiencies and dynamics will transform from a static, one dimensional feel into a deep, monolithic sound with this cab in place. This cab handles everything from 4 string Funk with ultra clean, round, warm organic tone to 5 string “Low B” reggae and everything in between at bedroom practice to large stage and venue volume levels. The Sovereigns ability to cross over between 4 and 5 string fretted and fretless bass guitars, flat and round wound strings, active and passive pickups is one of its most valuable attributes.
We have a lot of professional touring artist that are loving these cabs for their compact size, extreme versatility, excellent tone and projection as well as the ability to customize it to your specific rig. This is one of our cabs that will compliment all of your hard earned effort through practice, rehearsal, years of researching “THAT TONE IN YOUR HEAD” and will prove to be the missing link between where your tone is and where you want it to be. This cab, much like the BassBomb 2×12 or Asaph 1×15 B is something you must truly experience in person to grasp the gravity and depth this cab will deliver.
Two different drivers are offered for this cab, the Eminence Delta 12LF and the Eminence Kappa 12. Both drivers offer very similar characteristics in that the Delta 12 LF (LF standing for Low Frequency) does just that, offers a lower frequency set than the kappa. Though the Kappa’s Magnet is considerably larger which offers more depth and punch to the bass frequency set that the kappa represents. Simply put, you cant really go wrong with either driver.
The Kappa’s higher most audible frequency, 5Khz or 5,000Hz comes in at right about 96DB and the frequencies higher than that start to significantly drop off from there.
The Kappa’s lower most audible frequency, 80Hz hits hard at right about 95DB, peaking at 5Khz or 5,000Hz at right about 96DB with a nice smooth peak at 2.6Khz or 2,600hz at 103DB delivering a relatively smooth response from point to point to point = 80Hz @95DB up to the 2.6Khz @103DB and down in DB but up in frequency to the 4Khz @97DB.
The Delta LF’s higher most audible frequency, 4Khz or 4,000Hz comes in at right about 90DB with the second most higher audible frequency, 2.7-3Khz or 2,700 – 3,000hz comes in at right about 93-94DB.
The Delta LF’s lower most audible frequency, 75Hz hits hard at right about 93DB, peaking at 2.2Khz or 2,200Hz at right about 98DB, delivering a relatively smooth curve between those 2 points.
Okay, so what does all of this mean? Broken down, the 2 things to look at combined with the Human anatomical compression / ability to hear this stuff is, Kappa, 80Hz at 95DB, Delta LF 75Hz @93DB, that is a small difference of 5Hz in frequency coming from a driver with a voice coil 1/2″ larger and a magnet 1.5 pounds heavier = The Kappa. However, the Delta LF has an Xmax < click on that< 1.6mm larger in travel. If it was not for the Kappa’s ability in the higher frequencies (5Khz or 5,000Hz coming in at right about 96DB) it would be comparing apples and oranges but its not. If you are a finger player and love the low warm hard hitting but softer feel of bass note delivery, the Delta 12 LF is for you. If you slap and pop, play with a pick or are a more concussive finger player and like that grind of the pick, slap and pop to jump out with bite and articulation, the Kappa is for you. If you like both, you should look at the BassBomb 2×12.
|The Eminence Delta 12 LF 4 or 8 ohm availability|
|||The Eminence Kappa 12 available in 8 ohms only|
|Maximum Linear Excursion – Xmax||4.8mm||Maximum Linear Excursion – Xmax||3.2mm|
|Power Rating* / Program Power||1000 Watts||Power Rating* / Program Power||900 Watts|
|Watts||500 Watts||Watts||450 Watts|
|Resonance||51 Hz||Resonance||45 Hz|
|Usable Frequency Range||44 Hz – 3 kHz||Usable Frequency Range||62 Hz – 4.2 Khz|
|Magnet Weight||56 OZ / 3.5 LBS||Magnet Weight||80 Oz / 5 LBS|
|Voice Coil Diameter||2.5″ or 64 mm||Voice Coil Diameter||3″ or 76 mm|
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