GENZLER® AMPLIFICATION is proud to announce the addition of the new BA10-2 model to the innovative BASS ARRAY™ line of bass guitar cabinets that the company first introduced in 2015. Based upon the overwhelming success and popularity of this one-of-a-kind bass cabinet design, we’ve now expanded these offerings to include this ultra-compact single 10” model.
The BA10-2 blends the punch and quickness of a premium Neodymium 10” driver in a compact vented bass reflex enclosure, along with the performance and pattern control of a proprietary line array element utilizing 4 custom designed 2.5” neodymium full-range drivers. With the Bass Array™ design, the placement of the line array in front of the 10” woofer provides extremely broad projection, quickness and articulation. As well, the all-important mid and high frequencies have a much wider horizontal dispersion with a more controlled vertical pattern.
Michael Christenson –
By: Michael Christenson
Jan 8, 2016
WOWZERS WOWZERS WOWZERS!!!:woot: That’s my impressions of the Magellan 800 and Genzler BA 12-3 cabs continuing demo with my NS-2! Today I separated the 2 Genzler Bass Array 12-3 cabs from the M-800 amp and connected them to my 1968 Ampeg a/b 100W amp. Sounds fantastic! Even dimed out the Ampeg vol and gain, pulled out the Ultra Low knob, all amp EQ set at 12:00…as soon as I struck the open B string our dog ran for cover In our bedroom and under our bed, hahahaha:roflmao: I stood in front of the cab 20′ away and STILL the cab pressure was too great for my ears and I felt like throwing:vomit:up, the gut punch is that monsterous! WOWZERS!!! And that was out of a 100W head! Love these BA 12-3 cabs! The girth was amazing, clarity and growl prevailed thru the cabs. No farting out or popping. I was tongue in cheek whether or not these cabs would retain all the goodness that my Ampeg provides, warmth, full round lows, strong mids, girth, punchiness. But the BA 12-3 cabs added more sustain, piano clarity and every nuisances of each note plucked. Guys/Gals, I’m not making one penny with this Demo, honestly, no expectations what so ever, but I’m here to say to you, there is no other cab that I’ve played thru that sounds THIS GREAT. Now, connect 2 Genzler BA 12-3 cabs to the Magellan 800…HOLY FREAKIN COW!!!:woot: A sound and volume level that I thought was only possible thru 1-2 SVT Fridges. Now I’m very happy that I sold my SVT Fridge and 410HLF, so I don’t have to lug those heavy cabs but instead now I can carry two 12-3 cabs that only weigh in at 37# each AND perform as huge as I need them to. One of these cabs is plenty for every indoor gig save indoor arena, then 2 will cover that gig a plenty. I’ll be willing to say that Genzler will have a tough time keeping up with orders with both the M-800 and Bass Array 12-3 cabs. I know bebass, Michael LoMax has sold out already and has an order in for more cabs. Still 1-2 weeks out yet for the M-800 to arrive at Michael’s store. Jeff receives them next Friday then he will send them out to the dealers. I HIGHLY recommend these amazing bass equipment!:bassist: You’ll hear your Basses like you have never did before. And you thought it was never possible, right? 😀
John Skalecki –
Absolutely Huge Sound
By: John Skalecki
Dec 21, 2015
This tiny cab is absolutely jaw dropping. Easily replaced the 6×10 stack I was previously using. Huge volume, clear crisp uncolored sound throughout the spectrum. The low end is deep, not boxy sounding at all which is a common problem with small cabs. Mr. Genzler continues to be way ahead of the competition in every way.
Josh Prior –
By: Josh Prior
Oct 22, 2015
Without a doubt this is the best cab I’ve owned. The range is amazing. Playing a vintage P through it and for the first time really hearing the complete character of the bass. Another big thing I’ve noticed, because of the 4 3″ drivers, my tone is much more consistent at various distances than with any other cab I’ve used over the years. Can’t wait to buy another one – two will be the ultimate setup for me.
John Wallach –
Great & innovative Cabinet
By: John Wallach
Oct 20, 2015
I have Array cabinet #4, from Bass Club Chicago. It is deep, rich, balanced and articulate, and is taking the place of two 112 cabinets–and is as loud and sounds better than the two of them. The Array easily handles my Demeter M-800D head (400 watts, 8 ohms), the sound comes out huge and defined regardless of the bass–active or passive, fretted or fretless. But this is not simply a modern hi-fi cab, it nails old school tone along with great definition. The four speaker array spreads the sound on stage, everyone in the band heard the bass more clearly. My guess is that in the next few years there will be other array speaker cabs, other imitators. As usual, Jeff Genzler is the innovator.
Trevor Lindsey –
You absolutely nailed it!
By: Trevor Lindsey
Oct 20, 2015
Let me start out by saying “you absolutely nailed it!” I bought Bass Array cabinets #27 and #28, and they are everything I have been looking for. The light weight cabinets are the wave of the future, and the compact size is just right. What is truly amazing about the Arrays, is you have created a highly portable and gig friendly cabinet that has the fullness and punch of a speaker cabinet twice the size. This morning I compared the two Array cabinets to my stadium rig of a 4×10 and 1×15 which have the traditional heavy magnets, large volume, and heavy construction. The Arrays ate them alive! I was getting better low end frequency response, much tighter definition, and what I can only describe as a stereo effect of sparkling high end. By the afternoon, I had sold off the stadium rig, as well as various other cabinets I had accumulated during my search for great sound. I am absolutely sold on these new cabinets which have, in my mind, made a quantum leap to spectacular and incredibly well balanced bass tone. I knew the moment I plugged into them at the Bass Strings Online showroom that they were something I would not be able to walk away from. Things only got better once I got home and plugged them into my beloved 3K watt amp with F1X. I also noticed they made any bass I played through them sound extremely pleasing, and did not require adjustment of my preamp to try to “fit” the particular bass. They also truly come into their own when you stand back from them at audience distance. I have also found that there is no music style they can’t handle flawlessly. They sound superb for jazz, R&B;, rock, and they are totally unparalleled Funk Machines! The definition on a low B string is better than anything else out there, and if I did not know they had 12″ woofers, I would swear they were 15?s. You have done the seemingly impossible and made a light weight, compact bass cabinet with unrivaled definition and “Balls” with a capital B. The Arrays are already loaded up, and will be hitting the road with me starting this Saturday night on tour. I just felt strongly that I needed to give you a hearty pat on the back for creating what I always had hoped to find in a bass speaker cabinet. After 35 years as a professional bassist, I can say without reservation that for the first time, I have reached tone nirvana. I simply cannot thank you enough.
Roy Donkin –
I’m a huge fan of the Genzler products and own an MG800, BA12-3, MG350, and the BA10-2 cab.
This review is specifically about the 10-2 which I got as part of the 350 combo.
It is less round and warm than the BA12-3 but it is a bit more punchy. It shares the same general voicing in that the mids are warm and vocal and the highs very present without ever becoming harsh. It is not as boxy as many smaller cabs are. It goes surprisingly loud for such a small cab and because of the excellent dispersion characteristics works exceedingly well on a stage when you have PA support to the house. The little slant makes it even more usable. Even without PA support, it is more than adequate for many small to medium size gigs all by itself. It is lightweight, has a great form factor, an easy schlep, and punches way above its weight class.
Had I had the 10-2 before the 12-3, I would have struggled with whether I needed the bigger brother or another 10-2… or two more. BTW, I love the 12-3. FWIW, the same is true regarding the 350 vs. the 800 (which I purchased before the 350 was available).
No cab does everything, but this little guy does what it does in an amazing way. If it fits your needs, I cannot recommend it more highly. It is a great little cab.
Scott Anthony –
As a first foray into the world of Genzler, my new Bass Array 10-2 is finally giving me the bass tones I’ve been after for years.
I immediately loved it alone for acoustic gigs and rehearsing…but after bringing it home, it pairs incredibly well with my Portflex 15, Avatar B212, and my Ampeg PF210HE.
The character I love in these old cabinets is preserved, but somehow the array adds a clarity and SIZE I’ve always wanted.
Recently I added another 10-2 cab to my Magellan 350 combo. The combo has been one of the best gear purchases I’ve ever made—I love its tone, it has more than enough power for my current volume needs and it packs a punch for its size. There was nothing lacking. But I was curious to explore more Genzler products and I’m glad I did!
Adding another 10-2 gave me even more of the fullness and smooth clarity that I already love. The heft or weight to the note is almost three dimensional in feel! The stacked cabs provide greater vertical dispersion and I can hear my 5-string fretless even better. I love being able to hear the character of my bass’s various pickup combinations so cleanly and distinctly. This combo stack doesn’t hide a thing and I know it’s helping me become a better player.
I cannot say enough good things about Jeff Genzler and his products. When I started looking into another cab he helped me make a choice that was best for my goals and playing situation. I am thankful to own high quality gear from a great company. In the future I won’t hesitate to explore more of what Genzler has to offer!
Roger Hedin –
I give this little cab five stars, even if it isn’t the perfect cab for everything I play…
First I got the Magellan 350/BA 10-2 combo for my upright bass. It sounded very good. Then I got yet another cab and made a mini tower. It sounded even better. Mostly I play five string bass, and this little setup sounds very nice at moderate volume, but it won’t handle higher volume without falling short. Still – that isn’t what I got the cabs and amp for. For my needs the little setup is nice with a full tone. Also, I don’t have to tweak the eq that much; my upright sounds really good through this little tower. My electric basses sound nice too, but I cannot press the amp and cabs too much. Small stage, like Jazz club gigs, well, there the rig is perfect…