Alusonic Introduces ALU112 Aluminum Bass Cabinets

Alusonic ALU112 Bass Cabinet

The aluminum specialists at Alusonic are getting into the bass cabinet world with the ALU112. Housed in an aircraft grade aluminum hardshell, the cab is loaded with a 12-inch aluminum cast frame woofer with a neodymium magnet.

The ALU112 has an 8 ohm impedence with a nominal power handling of 400 watts RMS and continuous power handling of 600 watts RMS. The cab, which weighs in around 20 pounds, has rear bass ports and a top-mounted, recessed handle. It can be ordered with or without a one-inch compression driver, which would also add a 2.5kHz custom crossover with a variable tweeter control on the back panel. Other features include a frequency range of 32 hertz to 18 kilohertz, input and link Neutrik Speakon connections, and an epoxy-polyester finish.

The Alusonic ALU112 is built in Italy. The price list for the standard version is approximately $869 while the cabinet with a tweeter goes for $995.

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Alusonic ALU112 Bass Cabinet Specs:

Construction:Aircraft Grade Aluminium Hardshell
Speaker:One 12″ Aluminium cast frame woofer, Neodymium Magnet
Tweeter:1″ compression driver with horn
Crossover Frequency:2.5 kHz custom crossover with variable tweeter control
Nominal Power Handling:400 watts RMS
Continuous Power Handling:600 watts RMS
Usable Frequency:32 Hz – 18 kHz
Sensitivity:100 dB 1W 1M
Impedance:8 ohms
Connections:Two Neutrik Speakon (input/link)
Bass Port:Rear
Dimension:43 x 33 x 40 cm. (17″H 13″W 16″D)
Weight:9 kg / 10 kg with tweeter (20 / 22 lbs)
Finish:Epoxy-Polyester / Custom Finish
Included Accessories:3 Years Limited Warranty

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  1. Brent

    why a 12″? that confuses me

    • Enrique

      I’ll wager it has to do with its range and how that pairs with the HF horn. The acoustics of aluminum; that’s something completely foreign to me, at least on such a large level as a bass cab.

  2. Stephan

    I dig the 12”. And 9KG is great!

  3. Interesting design, but the 12 inch speaker seems like an odd choice. Unless it produces huge sound like a fEARless cab, what’s he point?

    • Chris

      I shared your same doubts. Then I tried one… I was blown away. As were the musicians who attended a demo the following day. That little dude is a deceptive and nasty one. But that should have been obvious, since the designer is a working musician whose resumé includes some of Italy’s biggest names, and his experience shows in his products…

      • So, am I to understand that you’ve actually tried one of these? Does it sound any different than a “wooden box”?

      • Nice. Did you try it at a few different levels by any chance? A lot of these super 12s are good with tons of power but not so much at lower volumes more suited to studio work or low key engagements i’d actuall want a single 12 at.

        • Chris

          Sorry for the late reply, guys.
          @ Michael. As for the sound I don’t think it sounds different because of the material. It sounds different from an Ampeg, of course, but you can safely compare it to other High End cabs (Bergantino, Schoedrer etc). The basic advantage of aluminium over wood (other than weight, of course) it’s its rigidity, meaning that none of the power produced by the cone is absorbed by the structure, but goes into “moving air” (heck, I hope that my english was good enough to pass this to you)
          Anyway, here’s a video of the cab in action. It does non give a full idea of its power and clarity, but it should give you a nice idea of how it sounds (that’s the tweetered one, the tweeterless has a more “classic vibe” to it).

          @ Joshua. I tried it at a very low level in a small insulated room, and experienced its whole power at the demo. I daresay that it was amazing in both situations. Again, a lot clarity and definition. Not in the sense of a super hi-fi cab (as Polly said “it’s not designed to play Opera, but bass!”), but I think that it made justice to all the basses that were played, reproducing all their different nuances.
          Anyway I believe that Matteo, the player in the above video, has alreay put it to the test in the most different environements to his complete satisfaction.

    • Enrique

      About 30 years ago a sound engineer and I designed a bass reflex cab with one 15 and a
      tweeter in its own separate cab. The tweeter had x-over but no adjustability. He was toying with the notion of an aircraft Al cab back then. It certainly would have been much lighter than that rock-tight plywood we used. I hope he sees this.

  4. Interesting…..Looking forward to hearing more about this cab.I like the Italian designs and workmanship.