All Gladius cabinets are built like acoustic guitars and sounds like an instrument! All speakers got a very special Gladius aging and sounds dramatically different to the new ones!
The explicit purpose of building this cabinet was building a 4x12’’ box that is substantially smaller and lighter keeping the original sound at full power as well as at extremely low volume settings!
Given the fact that nowadays only very few guitarists play full stacks, it was extremely important to generate a 160° directional characteristic allowing to - even on the smallest stages - generate perfectly audible sound bringing the right highs without sounding aggressively!
The Gladivs 4x12’’ cabinet has become the unrivalled benchmark on the world market.
It is the smallest, lightest and best sounding 4x12’’ ever produced!. This box sounds transparent and open without sounding sharp or thin! On the contrary, it produces sensationally defined lows, a superb presence in the mids and unbelievable silky highs.
Even well-known names in the scene were totally surprised and could not believe this unique tone. Due to the choice of speakers, the cabinet is rather expensive, nevertheless, it is worth each and every Euro!
A 4x12’’ box with a superb sound that can be carried alone without a second man!
It took years and years of research to create the above mentioned functionality and sound; features from the HiFi industry were used. Taking a closer look at the rear side of the box you will recognize the Thiele Bass-Reflex system. This is absolutely mandatory to create the right bass response especially at low sound levels. In order to generate early resonance, the box panels are extremely tightly finger joined and stiffened.
At the top, two M-Speakers (20 watts each) were mounted which are identical with the original Greenbacks. Below two H-Speakers (30 watts each) were applied which give the cabinet a more dynamic and defined sound. The designers purposely choose the 20/30 watts speakers because this combination generates more pressure in the mids area than for example 65 watts speakers. In this combination the box generates a very organic and harmonic frequency range.
The M-Speakers were built in the top part of the box because of their soft sound. The H-Speakers were mounted in the lower part because they deliver the extremely fast and defined bass-fundament.
This 100% handcrafted box fulfills virtually ALL requirements from Blues to Hard Rock! Already now the LC412A is recognized as a mile stone in the development of new 4 x 12 cabinets and is considered the benchmark for all Close-Back cabinets!
4x12“ Closed Back
Mono/Stereo 1x8 Ohm / 2x16 Ohm
Baltic Birch ply w/finger joint corners
Celestion 2xG12M-Heritage 20W (top)
Celestion 2x12“ G12H55 30W (bottom)
incl. w/48h fast burn in
orig. Black Levant
1.890,- Euros in stock!
1.950,- Euros in stock!