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Old 11th August 2017, 02:27 PM   #1
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Default Anyone interested in a plasticab bulk buy?

I've been kicking around an idea for importing a container load of pretty decent looking cabinets from China. I have a buddy that does some import/export trade and I've been looking to stuff my own PA cabinets for a while and decided to take a peek overseas to see what's available. Attached is a set of images of a cabinet that looks eerily similar to a few famous name cabinets. I'm awaiting confirmation of some samples to do some testing and measurements with. Worst case I end up with a pair of cheap cabinets to play with, but if they turn out to be decent, would be a pretty good buy based on shipping costs. I live in a container port city. My biggest fear is they are cheap polypropylene 'greasy plastic' instead of a more rigid material. Polypropylene is tough but super flexible so I wouldn't imagine the cabinets would sound good at all, very resonant and drum-my.
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Old 11th August 2017, 07:39 PM   #2
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They look similar to Mackie Thump and all the rest. They will be fine with plenty of wadding. What size drivers, 12 or 15"?
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Old 12th August 2017, 06:59 PM   #3
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I might be interested if it were for a 12 inch coax wedge, but not a 12 inch plus horn box.

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Old 17th August 2017, 06:06 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by JonSnell Electronic View Post
What size drivers, 12 or 15"?
These are 15", they don;t currently have a 12" in this style.
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Old 18th August 2017, 08:41 AM   #5
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Is the horn driver dedicated to thread or to flange mounting? What is it's throat diameter?

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Old 21st August 2017, 12:21 AM   #6
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Unit cost including shipping to us?
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Old 21st August 2017, 11:45 AM   #7
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Interesting idea. The design seems pretty good. With a well designed laser cut grille and backplate they can probably be made to look as neat as a professional brand.

Any particular reason why the 15" though? I would have thought for a bulk buy a 12" would have much more appeal. 15" may have a slight edge when run as a standalone enclosure, but on balance the portability of a 12 and their enhanced suitability for use with external subwoofers makes them the more obvious all-rounder choice for plastic cabs imo.

Also, with cheap Chinese enclosures, the larger you go the more you're introducing risks of sub-par performance. Simple physics of a larger surface area introducing more opportunity for vibration under high pressure. You would think they would increase the stability of the enclosures in larger sizes, but they will be cost cutting wherever they can get away with it.

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