This is the Avatar Contemporary 212 guitar speaker cabinet. It’s the biggest 212 we make. It has the stylish thick edge look to it with piping around the grill. The construction is all voidless Birch Plywood. We keep the black grill cloth, white piping, closed back in stock. We do offer other grill, piping and back options but it just adds a few days to the order.
This deluxe cab has two recessed round metal bar handles and a rear metal jack plate with dual 1/4 inch jacks for daisy chaining with other cabs.
We can also add additional rubber feet to the short side of the cabinet in addition to the long side if you want to run them vertically.
The two 12’s are rear loaded with T-Nuts which makes it easy to swap out speakers for tone experimenting. We have many choices of quality Celestion guitar speakers to fit your precise tone preferences. Please go to Celestion.com to read about or to listen to sound samples to help you decide which are best for your playing style and TONE requirements.
It has been our experience that some of the favorite speaker combinations are two industry standard Celestion Vintage 30’s for Superb high power tone and for the widest variety of music styles and for a great deal of presence to really cut through the mix in a 120 watt cab.
One Celestion Vintage 30 and one G12H30 for a slightly deeper, warmer sounding tone as a 60 watt cab, or two Celestion G12H30s for a real rich, sweeter overdrive tone at 60 watts.
The Celestion Greenback will give this cabinet early cone break up for classic warm low wattage tone at 25 watts each. The Celestion G12T75 (used in many Marshall cabinets) have lots of crunch, big bass, scooped mids and sizzling highs at 75 watts each.
For fantastic, natural sounding high power clean tones, the 80 watt Celestion Classic Lead 80s are the Celestions that most faithfully reproduce your signal rather than to add any color or character to your tone. Classic lead 80’s are great for modeling type amps or situations where you want neutral clean clear reproduction.
For the lower powered high end boutique tube amps, two Celestion Alnico Blue’s have the most wonderful chime and creamy midrange to them in a 30 watt cab or consider the mix of one Alnico Blue and one G12H30 for half chime and half warm overdrive. Our Hellatones are also great because the Hellatone 30 is a slightly broken in Celestion G12H30 and the Hellatone 60 is a slightly broken in Celestion Vintage 30. For the ultimate in vintage alnico chimey tone, the 50 watt Celestion Alnico Golds have the same wonderful chime as the lower powered Blues but are rated at 50 watts each speaker rather than 15 watts.
The Contemporary cab dimensions are 31″W x 21″H x 15″D. Weight is approximately 65 lbs depending on speakers. Contemporary cabs are not sold on a trial basis and are not returnable. You get a One year limited warranty. The cab does come with four rubber feet on the bottom but they have just been cropped out of the photos.
Choose either the Avatar Multi Jack input with option for 4 ohm mono, 16 ohm mono and 8 ohm stereo when using two 8 ohm speakers OR the standard fixed dual jack mono plate with one in and one out for daisy chaining out to another cab feature. Standard 8 ohm mono cab with two 16 ohm speakers, 4 ohm mono cab with two 8 ohm speakers or 16 ohm mono cab with two 8 ohm speakers.