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Slant front vs straight front cabinets [message #29214] Tue, 16 January 2024 08:55 Go to next message
rodak
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Looking at an eBay listing just now, I realized that the "frankie' series speaker cabinets apparently were straight front - same depth at top and bottom. Does anyone know if these were changed to slant front for the 100/200 series because of stability problems? It does seem that big 3x15cab with a head on top might have been prone to falling over if pushed or bumped.


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Re: Slant front vs straight front cabinets [message #29215 is a reply to message #29214] Tue, 16 January 2024 11:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The Frankie series along with the K100 and K200 series cabinets are slanted (top thinner than the bottom of the speaker cabinet) when viewed from the side. The amp heads were straight (top to bottom) in the series when viewed from the side.
The later K150/K250 series amp heads are slanted and the speaker cabinets are straight top to bottom when viewed from the side.

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Re: Slant front vs straight front cabinets [message #29216 is a reply to message #29215] Tue, 16 January 2024 13:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rodak
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Hmmm. Have a look at this auction:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/156010153253

The side-on view sure looks to me like it's the same depth top-to-bottom.


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Re: Slant front vs straight front cabinets [message #29217 is a reply to message #29216] Tue, 16 January 2024 20:15 Go to previous message
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It does look like there is no taper from top to bottom. If you look at pic 2 of the back of the cab and head, you'll see it looks like the top of the cab is wider than the bottom of the cab. It's just the camera lens distorting perspective to make the cab appear more narrow at the bottom than the top of the cab and head.
We did ask Bud back in 2008 at one of our gatherings, why the difference in tapers from the K200 series and the K250 series, and he said since the K250 amp heads have the taper front the cabs needed to be wider at the top when viewed from the side so the rear of the amp head didn't overhang the top of the cabinet.

You will also find that the K200A series amp heads are about an inch less in depth than the K200B series amp heads.

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