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2009: ISOBARIC COMPACT BASS CABS

“The 2009 ‘Smart Power’ Bass Cabinet range continues the kind of cutting edge bass cabinet design which began back in 1970 with the Parabla/ Reflex 2×15 – this bass cabinet was way ahead of its time and ahead of anything made by Orange’s competitors back then. In 2009, the same applies to the ‘Smart Power’ range which uses ‘Isobaric’ speaker cabinet construction. Our three new ‘Smart Power’ bass cabinets are ‘Isobaric’, which means there is a speaker behind a speaker, and this helps the front loudspeaker move air. The porting of the cabinet is adjusted accordingly, and the result is the projection of a 2×12 – but coming from a cabinet half the size. Isobaric technology is based on mounting two lightweight Neodymium loudspeakers behind each other within the cabinet. In practical terms, this increases the linearity in the speaker movement, which lowers the bass frequency handling, as well as boosting the output. Our three new speaker cabinet models are the SP210 [600 watts], SP212 [600 watts], SP410 [1200 watts], and SP210 [600 watts]. All have a dynamic and responsive tone and the trademark Tiny Terror compactness, with the SP210 coming in at a little over 30 centimetres square. Built in the UK using marine quality Baltic birch plywood, the ‘Smart Power’ cabs are all rated at 8 ohms.”

Adrian Emsley.  Technical Director