Thanks again to everyone participating and providing advice.
I mentioned the Genz Benz Uber 212 which is for sale locally for about $500 (they run over $1,000 new) and wanted to get your opinions based on the descriptions as to whether it would fit the Phil bill. I can sell my Avatar 212 and SWR workingman 15 extension cab for a total of about $350. So I'd get this for about $150 net.
Power handling: 600 watt RMS
Frequency +-/10db: 42 - 18k Hz
Sensitivity: 102 db
weight: 63 lbs
Jeff Genzler of Genz Benz describes the 212 Uber cab like this:
"The response of the Uber 212 is quick, thick, and articulate. It has a lower frequency punch to it than the 410 version…the bottom end is just big, round, and meaty. And due to the 12 inch cones, the mid range is clear and concise but a different flavor than you’d get from a 410 cab. And the tweeter tops off the clarity of the cabinet nicely. "
Users who have this cab on talkbass describe it like this:
"It's a loud cab, and tonally, it sits between old school fat and round, but with modern punch and clarity. It's big and fat, and articulate at the same time. Lots of lows, beefy mids, and adjustable tweeter for the top. Like I said, my all time fav mid sized cab. In a way, it reminds me a little of a Mesa Deisel 215, but with a bit more "snap"."
"I've owned both the Uber 212 and the Avatar 212, and was able to AB them. The Uber is much more articulate and refined sounding. The Uber is also noticeably louder than the Avatar"
And finally a video demo from the Bass Whisperer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTh69K9e ... r_embedded
Please fire away with any opinions!