All Reeves cabinets are constructed of finger jointed 3/4" marine birch plywood. They feature slot load venting for improved bass response, and are available in either 1x12, 2x12, or 4x12 configurations. Metal inserts are standard on the back panels of every Reeves speaker and combo cabinet. This method ensures a tight and secure panel free of "stripping out" common with just using wood screws.
R1x12W and R2x12W Cabinets
The Reeves R1x12W and R2x12W extension cabinets utilize Wave Breaker™ technology for deflecting internal sound waves of the speaker. Wave Breaker™ is a synthetic large cell foam placed on the back cabinet wall, directly behind the speaker magnet, that reduces standing waves/back waves from the speaker. Why do we want to reduce standing waves in a speaker cabinet? - to reduce internal reflections from eventually being reflected back through the cone (or port), where they'd add delayed & distorted output to the original cone output.
The cumulative effect of the out-of-phase cone rear output reaching yours ears together with the driver's direct radiation is timing errors plus reinforcement and cancellation of certain frequencies in a series of peaks and troughs that are discordant. When Wave Breaker™ is placed behind the speaker these back waves are absorbed and broken up in the wave breaker molecular structure. This prevents the bounce-back and therefore prevents the distortion and phasing issues.
Reeves' loaded 4x12 cabinets feature 300 watts power handling capacity at 16 ohm impedance with Vintage Purple speakers.
Vintage Purple Speakers
The Vintage Purple speakers were developed to fill a void in the marketplace when the Fane speakers that were originally loaded into Hiwatt cabinets in the '70s went out of production. The Vintage Purple 12" speaker is built on a cast aluminum frame with a 56 oz. magnet and a 2" voice coil. Reeves took an original Fane speaker from a vintage Hiwatt cabinet, and refined several prototypes until they replicated that magical tone.
100db / 75 watt / 16-ohm. Available for individual purchase at $129 each.
- R1 X 12W Cabinet
- 25-1/2" (width) x 20-1/2" (height) x 11" (depth)
- 35 lbs.
- $649.00 loaded
- R2 X 12W Cabinet
- 30" (width) x 24-3/4" (height) x 11-7/8" (depth)
- 56 lbs.
- $849.00 loaded
- 4x12 Cabinet
- 30" (width) x 30-7/8" (height) x 13-15/16" (depth)
- 100 lbs.
- $1,099.00 loaded
Speaker Options for all cabinets (price is the same for any speaker):
- Vintage Purple, modeled after the Fane speakers used by Hiwatt in the '70s
- Celestion Creamback
- WGS Reaper HP