difference between legacy 100w and c212 , and vl212 combo

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difference between legacy 100w and c212 , and vl212 combo

#1 Post by orlandopunk » Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:56 pm

whats the difference , i mean whats best? to get a VL212 - Legacy VL212 100W Combo which is like 1100 dollars
or to get:


VL100 - Legacy 100W All Tube Head and a 212 Legacy Extension Cabinet
which combined would be more xpensive than the combo and i think is pretty much the same thing or am i wrong
whats the difference

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#2 Post by guyver_dio » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:56 pm

If you look at the specs of the VL100 Head and the VL212 combo, you'll see it's more or less exactly the same as if you were to buy the VL100 Head with a 212 Extension cabinet, they have just done the work for you and put it together as another product of the legacy range. Exactly the same components in the head and fitted with exactly the same speakers (which plays a big role in your overall sound). The decision should be purely based on what its purpose will be. Personally, considering the price difference isn't really that much, I think purchasing the VL100 Head with 212 extension cabinet would be a better option considering if later down the track you decide to start gigging you can just buy the 4x12 cab and then the head can just be easily taken off to gig use, then come home and plug it back into your 212 extension cabinet for home use.

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#3 Post by fyrie » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:43 am

I have both setups. The combo is REALLY heavy, so it stays at home. I haul the head and extension cab to gigs because is much easier to deal with. If I were to get rid of one of the setups, I'd ditch the combo.

As far as differences go, they two setups are virtually identical on the technical level. I think the extension cab may have slightly more room to resonate than the combo. Both the combo and the extension cab have an open back option.

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#4 Post by orlandopunk » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:04 pm

thank you for your answers, so they are the same i think i will go with the combo im still saving money lol since i just play at home

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#5 Post by Ant711UK » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:35 pm

I have two Legacy head & cab setups and I did have a combo but it was way too heavy to lug around so I sold it. However, for some weird reason the combo sounded better than my two current head & cabs do. May have been valves or something I dunno but I really liked the combo sound.

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