So it's been a couple of weeks since I own the Red Sound RS-LG12, active cab designed for modellers, artisanaly manufactured in Sicily. I own serial number #34 and I am proud to be their first international customer. I am happy of this choice I made for my cab. Through this thread I'd like to share my knowledge and perception of this product.
First, the ordering and relation with Mirko, the man behind red sound.
Mirko is a very nice person, dedicated to his work with passion for what he does. He is very nice to deal with and a trusty person. With regards to ordering, you need to send by bank transfert the money in advance. Upon reception, Mirko starts building the cab. It currently takes 40 days from payment reception until shipment of the unit. Red sound should develop its website and start working with distributors in the future which will ease & secure the ordering process but will increase the price.
All went well to me. It was long waiting but Mirko was sending some pictures and product was well packed and shipped.
Now, the product itself. First impressions is that it is a beautiful product, rather big but very well built and of great quality. It's 17kg but the handle makes it quite easy to carry around. The quality of the tolex and sewing is beautiful.
Then, the sound. I cannot compare to other FRFR as I have never played through any. The only "FRFR" device I know is my headphones, which are basic studio quality. The RS-LG12 does not claim ultimate linearity /flat response as other FRFR solutions do but just says it's optimized to the KPA.
Profiles sound like miced but with a feeling. It has an in-the-room feel, which is not the one from a traditional cab but there is something. At first I thought that anything would sound good through it as it is a good cab but indeed it's not the case. Good profiles sound good and medium quality profiles sound medium. I decided to buy some Mbritt profiles to see how unanimous great profiles sound through it and the result is that they sound great. I still have to noodle some pure cab, space & reverb settings since moving from headphones to the cab impacts my listening.
It can be (very very) loud with still high fidelity, and never a sparkle. Sound diffusion is great and whatever the position, the sound is the same. However, , a minimum distance is necessary to benefit from the best sound diffusion.
As a conclusion I'd say that this cab is a great product. I cannot compare to other solutions and this is my personal feeling, I know people tend to praise the gear they own but this cab suits my needs (and more cause I always tend to buy the best gear). As a great product being commercially in line with other great competition solutions, I am happy that I bought it from an artisan working with passion and glad to promote his good work.
Below are pictures. No sound samples available cause I don't record, I hardly never compute at home and el capitan killed my old imac, I do not even have RM working anymore.
I will be pleased to comment/answer any question.