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Randall Iso Box

Discussion in 'Andy Sneap' started by smy1, May 24, 2006.

  1. smy1

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    Hi guys!

    Today a salesguy at my local guitarstore showed me a Randall isolation box. It was basically a box that had a 12" Celestion speaker built in.

    Looks like:
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    I was quite impressed at how easy the handling was and how little volume remained from an Engl 50 watt head.

    Anyone here tried it?
     
  2. KillDivision

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    What i found on harmony-central:

    review
     
  3. smy1

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    Hm, very interesting. Thanks!
     
  4. Andy Sneap

    Andy Sneap Metal Guru

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    i was trying to get one off Randall for ages but they don't bring them into the UK. I've used this sort of thing before and it was a little phasey sounding.
     
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    I built one a while back onfloor spikes for an experiment and for when a band wants to record guitars and drums together (way before podXT was around)

    They actually work real good for when volume is a problem.... i guess it's almost identical to this device.

    Sounded good but it's was no messa cab... i'd love to hear this with a 5150 on it.....

    C
     
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    hey ,
    yeah they are pretty good although a bit "boxy" sounding if you know what a mean
    but they are good for cranking the tube amp with lesser noise ...
     
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    How much does a isobox take away in volume?
     
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    Jackal_Strain Sigurd Løberg

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    I guess that depends on the box itself. I'm gonna construct one my self that I suspect will take way "a lot" of the volume. I'm gonna build a double box around my 4x12 cab and pad the inner one with 2" auralex plates.
     
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    Mine takes away ALOT of volume. My 4x12 is in the isobox and then in a closet across from my control room. With the closet door closed, I'd say you hear moderate TV level volume of guitar just outside the closet when a 120W completely cranked Super Lead clone is being played. It is mostly bass as you'd expect. In my control room with the monitors on listening to playback at a reasonable level, I can't hear the straight guitar at all...

    Steve
     
  11. ArtisanBass

    ArtisanBass I like a nice salad......

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    If all you can really hear is some bass and it's low at that, you should try that Aualex floor pad that lots of us bass players use on stage so our low end doesn't go out of controll.
     
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    http://www.thomann.de/thoiw7_artikel-182536.html

    Maybe they do now though, at least if they have it in germany, i don't see why they wont deliver it in the UK...

    Bit pricey though, compared to the price you have to pay for it in the states.
     
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    Jackal_Strain Sigurd Løberg

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    Andy Sneap Metal Guru

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    it was through andertons at the time, they are the main Randall dealer and they couldn't get them
     
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    Jackal_Strain Sigurd Løberg

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    I'm trying to get one here in Norway as well. No dealer here yet:(
     
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    450 pounds, 600 euro's?????
    For some wood, speaker and carpet?

    I'm sure you are all popular son-in-laws who know a pensioned craftsman.
    Can't be that hard to make a box into a box.
     
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    Ridiculous aint it?

    Im probably going to build one of my own.. friend is helping out... a decent speaker, V30 celestion anyone? decent wood, and almost done.. piece of cake, i hope.
     

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