B15N Single Baffle Cabinet

B15N SINGLE BAFFLE CABINET FRONT
1 to 1$ 549.00
2+$ 505.00

Reproduction of the single baffle B15N Portaflex cabinet circa 1964-67. We've gone to great pains to recreate as close as possible the vibe of the original cabinets.

Features:

  • All top grade birch plywood construction using original construction methods
  • Vintage blue check/diamond covering and 60's style cloth
  • All exposed wood areas are stained
  • All in one single baffle design with porting via standoff spacers as in original spec
  • Dampening felt is installed behind the grill cloth to prevent extraneous cloth buzzing and flapping
  • 4 Pin Speaker Jack with wiring harness
  • Optional tilt back leg system
  • Era correct hardware package

When ordering, you must choose your speaker preference from the drop down menu below. Please note the following are sold separately: tilt back stand, shockmounts, chassis tray, script logo,caster cart. We can customize any cabinet so give us a call for a quote. Will work with B12N, B15N and B18N heads. Highest quality construction. Made to order.

If not in stock, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

Speaker selection: Base price is for an unloaded cabinet but we find that either the Jensen C15N or Eminence Beta 15A are the closest available to the original speakers. The Eminence Commonwealth is their version of the vintage JBL and it is only offered as a 4 ohm (check the web for Jesse Oliver's recommendation on using the 4 ohm load with vintage B15amps).

3 Year warranty on all cabinet hardware and lIfetime waranty on any cabinet manufacturig defect.

Restoration vs.Reproduction

When deciding on whether to buy an original cabinet, restore your original cabinet or purchasing a reproduction cabinet, here some things we've found in our 14 years of cabinet construction and refurbishment that you should consider:

  • The labor to properly and accurately restore an originalcabinet will most likely exceed the cost of a fresh new cabinet, usually by 10.00 or more. Even when an originally cab appear in decent shape we've foundthere is more issues under the skin. If you are a do-it -yourselfer then labor on a restore makes some sense.
  • Although we take great pains to restore the cabinet to its original shape there is no fix for aged plywood and the grade of plywood originally used. This can continue to cause internal noise and resonant buzzing even though all visible imperfections have been corrected. Also, the plywood has a tendency to delaminate internally due to moisture over 40-50 years of life.
  • A new cabinet will have the best chance to be tight, reliable and noise free .

Our conclusions and recommendations:

If you are a player with an original cabinet, especially a Portaflex cabinet, we recommend you store your old cabinet and go with a new cabinet for better and more consistent performance on the road and in the studio.

The main reasons to restore an old cabinet are for historical and sentimental reasons, which is why we will always continue to offer this service. and advice on how to do it yourself.

Attention International Customers: We find that large items like speaker cabinets ship best via Schenker freight It is the most reliable and cost effective method. Just contact us for a shipping quote.

Blue Diamond Check vinyl will finally be available sometime in mid to late December 2016.

Starting Price is for unloaded cabinet (no speaker).

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