Gear Reviews

Big Bertha

Bass Cabinet

SWR Sound

Dubbed “Big Bertha” because of its classic thundering tone and awesome low end, this latest addition to the SWR family ($1199) is the mother of all 2×15 speaker enclosures. Weighing in at a hefty but manageable 98lbs., this bottom-slot ported cabinet was built with one thing in mind: bottom end. In addition to producing world-renown tone, Bertha is also a visual masterpiece, caged behind a stamped steel vibration-free grill and held in by black Ozite carpeting with stack lock corners. Big Bertha’s two 15-inch drivers and one high-frequency horn easily handle 700 watts of pure power. SWR Sound Corporation, 9130 Glenoaks B1., Sun Valley, CA 91352; http://www.swreng.com


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