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  1. For several years the new generation of Neodymium speakers have been adopted by bass players across the globe. However there has always been a compromise in the tone that these cabinets produce, with the combination of lightweight drivers and often, lightweight cabinets, have meant a lightweight sounding cabinet! Bergantino use the same 19mm void free AAAAA grade Baltic birch cabinet that are used in all the other Bergantino cabinets and Bergantino's exclusive Neodymium drivers. This, combined with superior design, has created a range of "Neo" cabs that come as close to the sound of traditional high grade ceramic drivers as has been achieved before. At last, lightweight cabinets with a heavyweight sound!


  2. Please note - on 1st April 2011 there has been a price increase on these cabinets. Since the 6th April 2011 they whole range has now been put on hold as the price of Neodymium has become very unstable and the price has nearly doubled during the first week of April. We have limited stocks available of these cabinets.


AE Range - Advanced Engineering lightweight cabinets

Bergantino AE212 - £875 - out of stock and discontinued

Based on the hugely successful AE112 this vertically oriented cabinet is designed as a one cab solution for those looking for a big sound with low weight. With sparkling high end details, plenty of smooth mid-range energy and deep low end the AE212 will deliver a huge sound in a relatively compact and easy to move cabinet. Utilising Bergantino own custom Neodymium drivers you can achieve effortless and controlled sound at any volume. We suggest using a minimum of a 500w at 4Ω amp but this cab will thrive on amps of up to 1000w. Stack a second cab on top for a really massive sound where appropriate.

New for 2010!

Model AE212 specifications:
  1. 2 x 12" Custom Neodymium drivers with 7 oz magnets

  2. high intelligibility 1" tweeter

  3. custom phase - coherent crossover with tweeter level control

  4. power handling - 600 watts rms

  5. frequency response: 40hz - 15khz

  6. sensitivity: 103 db @ 1 Watt/1 meter

  7. 2 x 1/4" and 2 x neutrik connectors

  8. impedance:  4ohms

  9. dimensions: 31"H x 18-1/2"W x 15"D

  10. 78cm x 47cm x 38cm

  11. weight: 55lbs/25 Kgs

  12. Padded/fitted cover £60

  13. Delivery to Mainland UK - £10

  14. Delivery to Mainland EU from £40

  15. Please call or email the shop to buy this cabinet

  16. This cab works well with high power amplifiers from 500 - 1000w at 4Ω


For our latest packages on Bergantino speakers go here.


Bergantino AE112 - £585 - out of stock and discontinued

The new AE112 has been re-voiced for 2011 and maintains the full yet tight low end with masses of bass extension, however the mids are warmer, still clear, yet smooth and very punchy for a 12" cabinet and the high end tweeter gives you crystal clear high end without being aggressive or abrasive. Great on its own, amazing as a pair!

The New reference for lightweight 12" cabs.

Model AE112 specifications:
  1. 1 x 12" Custom Neodymium driver with 7 oz magnet

  2. high intelligibility 1" tweeter

  3. custom phase - coherent crossover with tweeter level control

  4. power handling - 300 watts rms

  5. frequency response: 40hz - 18khz

  6. sensitivity: 100db @ 1 Watt/1 meter

  7. 2 x 1/4" and 2 x neutrik connectors

  8. impedance: 8 ohms

  9. dimensions: 15 3/4"H x 18-1/2"W x 15"D

  10. 40cm x 47cm x 38cm

  11. weight: 31lbs/14 Kgs

  12. Padded/fitted cover £60

  13. Delivery to Mainland UK - £10

  14. Delivery to Mainland EU from £30

  15. Please call or email the shop to buy this cabinet

  16. This cab works well with high power amplifiers from 300 - 500w at 8Ω


For our latest packages on Bergantino speakers go here.



Bergantino AE210 - £725 - out of stock and discontinued

Revised for 2011 the new vertically oriented AE210 now has a smoother mid-range response that before, and has a surprisingly big sound which is in part due to the large rear porting. Like all Bergantino cabinets, the sound is well balanced and clear across the frequency range. The highs are clear and transparent but never course, the mids are present and punchy but not overpowering, and the the lows are full but not boomy. A punchy yet warm cab with surprising output.

A compact, lightweight, punchy cab with a big sound.


Model AE210 specifications:

  1. 2 x 10" Custom Neodymium Driver with 7oz magnet and vented pole pieces

  2. high intelligibility 1" tweeter

  3. custom phase - coherent crossover with tweeter level control

  4. power handling - 400 watts rms

  5. frequency response:40Hz - 15kHz

  6. sensitivity: 100db • 1 watt/1 meter

  7. 2 x 1/4" and 2 x neutrik connectors

  8. impedance: 8 ohms

  9. dimensions: 22 3/4" W x 18" H x 12 1/2" D

  10. 55.9cm x 45.7cm x 31.75cm

  11. weight: 40lbs/18 Kgs

  12. Padded/fitted cover £60

  13. Delivery to Mainland UK - £10

  14. Delivery to Mainland EU from £30

  15. Please call or email the shop to buy this cabinet

  16. This cab works well with high power amplifiers from 400 - 800w at 8Ω


Shown with EA iAmp Pro







Bergantino AE410 - £1000  - out of stock and discontinued

This cabinet delivers! It has everything a bass player needs for larger gigs with it's balanced sound and clear tone. With plenty of volume on tap, the AE410 delivers serious bass end with tight, punchy midrange, clear and transparent highs and will take all that you throw at it and remain controlled and uncluttered. If you are struggling to be heard this maybe the perfect cab for you in a compact lightweight and super efficient package.

Another classic from Bergantino - a one-cab-does-all solution.


Model AE410 specifications:

  1. 4 x 10" Custom Neodymium Driver with 7oz magnet and vented pole pieces

  2. high intelligibility 1" tweeter

  3. custom phase - coherent crossover with tweeter level control

  4. power handling - 800 watts rms

  5. frequency response: 40hz - 18khz

  6. sensitivity: 103db  1 watt/1 meter

  7. 2 x 1/4" and 2 x neutrik connectors

  8. impedance: 4 ohms

  9. dimensions: 22 3/4" W x 25 1/2" H x 15 1/2" D - 55.9cm x 64.8cm x 39.4cm

  10. weight: 62lbs/28 Kgs

  11. Padded/fitted cover £70

  12. Removable caster set £40

  13. Delivery to Mainland UK - £15

  14. Delivery to Mainland EU from £50

  15. Please call or email the shop to buy this cabinet

  16. This cab works well with high power amplifiers from 500 - 1000w at 4Ω


For our latest packages on Bergantino speakers go here.


  1. AE (Advanced Engineering) PASSIVE SERIES

Having design speakers cabinets and drivers for some of the worlds leading manufacturers, Jim Bergantino has over the past few years been putting his vast knowledge into one of the most acclaimed range of bass guitar cabinets available today. This new generation of Neodymium speakers finally addresses the shortcoming of regular "Neo" speakers and offer you the clarity, definition and bottom end you have come to expect from Bergantino bass cabinets.


The new AE range use only the highest quality tweeters, they are the same as in the HS series cabs, and studio quality "transparent" cross overs for detailed smooth top end. There is a new birch cabinet design that utilises the same 19mm "void free" Baltic Birch as all the other Bergantino speakers but with a new highly durable spray on finish. The cabs also feature durable bottom feet and top recessed feet docks (on the AE112 and AE210) to aid stacking cabinets .


"Bergantino cabs: hear more of your bass, all of the time"


Padded fitted covers are available for all these cabinets and all cabinets come with a three year guarantee against faulty parts.



The Talkbass AE thread


All cabinets have a three year guarantee against faulty parts.


Quality padded/fitted covers for all Bergantino speakers are available - pictured here on the right.





Left) The back plate showing tweeter level control, from fully off to +6db,and speakon and jack inputs

(paralleled)

Right) The new corners standard on all new AE cabinets





Bergantino AE112 x 2 + EA Micro Special offer

Light and punchy with crisp/clear high end and deep lows -  whole rig weighs 60lb and pumps out 550W. Add £45 for the GRAMMA pad pictured.











These cabinets are the perfect match for the following amplifiers;

EA Micro

EA Doubler

EA Pro

Genz Benz Shuttle 6

Genz Benz Shuttle 9

Genz Benz Shuttle Max 6

Genz Benz Shuttle Max 12 - with 2 x EA410

TC Electronic RH450

Mark Bass LMIII

Mark Bass F1

Mark Bass LMIIITube800

Mark Bass MoMark Amplifiers


Submitted on the 6th October 2009 by Stretch who purchased a TC electronic Classic450 amplifier and a pair of Bergantino AE112 cabinets


Greetings from Somerset, Mark and thank you for your hospitality on the 13th. I'm really enjoying working with this amp: old school sound in a compact and classy package. I didn't think it was possible.


I'll be looking at other TC Electronics and Bergantino products and I'll certainly be back to Bass Direct.


For anyone looking to buy new bass gear I recommend Mark very highly indeed. Everything he stocks is the real professional deal and he knows his way around it.


Talking of which - I couldn't help noticing that you're stocking the Rocco Prestia 450...


I'll be in touch


Stretch


Submitted on the 26th November 2009 by David Storey who purchased a MoMark 800 amplifier and a pair of Bergantino AE210 cabinets

Having just spent a second night on headphones & ipod prac, the RH450 is awesome, its transparency and similarity both on Speakers & Phones, it is a bit warmer & heavier on phones, but still close.


Having the one unit to get 'the sound' was one of the priorities, in the change. And I can play late at night at decent volume, if needed, without disturbing my neighbours in the block!!


Actually now the RS210's have their very smart covers, 1 will go into the cupboard and hopefully I will be allowed to keep one out, the1/2 rig is not too intrusive in the Study / office!, certainly much more acceptable than the HLFB410 & SVT3!


Submitted on the 27th November 2009 by Tim Martin who purchased a MoMark 800 amplifier and a pair of Bergantino AE210 cabinets

Hi Mark,

Got the Mo-Mark & Berg rig home and it is just awesome. Easily the best rig I've ever owned or played through. As I kept saying to you yesterday I just can't get over the detail and depth of the sound. No muddiness or boominess, just pure guitar tone. Glad you liked my Ibanez SR5005e, which sounds fab through the new system. And the light weight of all the components, too. My back loves me again!

I arrived in store with rather old-school ideas and left a) with a massive grin on my face b) with all my notions of bass sound readjusted and c) with a rig at the cutting edge of the 21st Century!

Your product knowledge and attention to detail is second to none, my friend, and you kind of "knew" what I needed when I didn't know myself. I had the sound in my head and you sorted it for me! Just waiting on the rack and MB rack ears then we're good to gig! I can feel my playing improving already.

You can rest assured I will return when I need anything bass-related. I've recommended you to a pro bassist of my acquaintance who's after a new touring rig. Just turn him away from the "dark-side" and he'll be forever grateful, I'm sure (as will his road crew).

BTW: Just noticed Cliff Hugo is a Mark Bass endorsee -we played a UK show with Carl Verheyen & Cliff a couple of years back; what a great player and thoroughly nice guy (with whom we've kept in touch)!

Kind regards,

Tim Martin
Aberdare, South Wales.

 

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