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REFORMER 112

Handmade British 1 x 12" AVD guitar loudspeaker cabinet from Barefaced Audio

We believe this is the most significant guitar cab launched since the original Marshall 4x12”. A bold claim indeed! But listening is believing - the revolutionary patent pending AVD enclosure lets you hear the true sound from the speaker, uncluttered by internal reflections or cancellations like traditional closed or open-backed cabs. And from the back of the cab the AVD does even more, filling the room with yet more natural tone.



We may have transformed the cabinet itself with our unique Barefaced Diffractor design but we refuse to discard the loudspeaker heritage that’s the basis of most great guitar sounds - electric guitars need that tonal shaping, character and vibe which comes from the inherent sonic colour of classic speaker designs. The Reformer 112 has an iconic Celestion Vintage 30 loudspeaker as standard and more cosmetic choices. And if the Vintage 30 isn’t your ideal sound, you can have any Celestion guitar 12” as a customisation, including all the Alnico and Heritage models.

This 1x12” 60W cab has as big a sound as 2x12" cabs loaded with similar speakers because the AVD uses both sides of the cone, front and back, to fill the room with tone. Despite the massive sound the weight is absolutely not massive - thanks to our unique design and construction methods this is the lightest gig-tough 12” guitar enclosure ever made!


Reformer 112

Reformer 112
Reformer 112
Reformer 112

Regular price £399.00 £499.00 Sale


Celestion Vintage 30 fitted as standard

Barefaced Reformer 112 Guitar Loudspeaker Cabinet

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Normal delivery times listed below - there may occasionally be delays outside our control:

Next working day delivery: UK & USA (lower 48 states)

3 working days delivery: Europe, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii

5 working days delivery: Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Rest Of The World.

Please ensure we have your best contact email address and telephone number to avoid customs delays at international borders.

One month trial period:

If you’re anywhere within Europe (including the UK obviously) we have a one month trial period. In the unlikely event that you don’t like the cab you just have to pay the return shipping (we can arrange that if you’re in the UK) and you get a full refund. Before returning anything, please ask for advice if the cab isn’t doing what you want - we know our cabs better than anyone and will help you get the best out of them!

Specifications


Stock - V30 Custom - Minimum Custom - Maximum
Dimensions
(H x W x D)
40cm x 45cm x 31cm
16" x 18" x 12"
Weight 10 kg / 22 lbs 7 kg / 15 lbs (Neo Creamback / Copperback)
Enclosure design AVD
RMS power handling 60W 25W (G12M Greenback) 250W (Neo 250 Copperback)
Nominal Impedance 8 ohm 4 ohm (Neo 250 Copperback only) 16 ohm
Stock speaker Celestion Vintage 30 20+ Celestion twelves as custom choices Or unloaded for a 12" you already own and love


Features



  • • Innovative internal design - Barefaced AVD enclosure for superior audibility, efficiency and power handling

  • • Low-cut filter toggle switch

  • • Choose from the entire range of Celestion 12" speakers. The iconic Celestion Vintage 30 fitted as standard.*

  • • Either a black or silver cloth grill with white piping.

  • • British Raging Green or Black in Black tolex.

  • • Single top strap handle

  • • Rubber feet on base

  • • Dual combi 1/4” + speakon sockets

*Additional customisation fee applies. See below.

Questions

There are basically two sorts - closed-back and open-backed. Open-backed because they were combos and needed to keep the valves cool and accessible for servicing, closed-back and sealed because that’s how most speakers were made in the 1960s.

The closed-back cabs have narrowing dispersion as frequency increases (a hi-fi speaker uses smaller speakers for higher frequencies to reduce this problem). The open-backed cabs fire sound out of the back as well as the front, so although the dispersion narrows from both front and back in much the same way as the closed-back cab, the sound coming out of the back helps fill the room with mids and highs - but that sound out of the back cancels out most of the lows (due to the inverted phase as the back of the speaker pulls when the front pushes and vice versa). In other words, open-back cabs are easier to hear around the room but the lows are thinner.

From the front it behaves much like a closed or open-backed cab. But the mids and highs coming out of the AVD at the back are amplified and dispersed around the room whilst the lows are inverted to match the lows from the front, giving lots more bottom. Basically you get twice the output of a closed back cab with an identical speaker AND even better dispersion and audibility (and far far greater output) than an open-backed cab.

You see it when you look at the back of the cab - it’s the Augmented Vent Diffractor. It’s a unique Patent Pending technology that we started developing back in 2013. At low frequencies it acts as a tuned vent or Helmholtz resonator, improving efficiency, power handling and output. At mid and high frequencies it acts to diffract, disperse and couple the sound with the room for improved audibility and output especially in rooms with poor acoustics.

The increased low frequency output from the AVD may be too much for some guitarists’ tastes - so you can flick this switch and remove lows at the cab. Doing so not only changes the bass response but also increases the power handling of the cab, lowers the distortion due to motor excursion and reduces the load on your amp’s output stage. This can give you two different sweet-spots of optimum speaker overdrive or break-up and two different sweet-spots of power valve overdrive. If your sound is perfect in rehearsal but too dirty at a louder gig then engaging the Lo Cut filer will clean it up.



Customisation




Baffle Colour


Grill Cloth


Tolex





GX10

Upsetter 110

GXII

Reformer 112

GXII

Radical 212