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SWR Henry 8x8 Bass Speaker System

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SWR builds bass gear for professionals and the Henry Bass Speaker System is no exception. Loaded with 8 - 8" Celestion Custom speakers, it delivers p...Click To Read More About This Product

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The king of punch!

SWR builds bass gear for professionals and the Henry Bass Speaker System is no exception. Loaded with 8 - 8" Celestion Custom speakers, it delivers punchy tone for all of today's sounds. The carpeted speaker cab with tweeter has a tilt-back design for easy transport. 2-year warranty.

3 front tube ports
Spring-loaded rubber grip handle
Black Ozite carpeting with Stack Lock corners
Chrome stamped steel vibration-free grille
High quality metal input panel with heavy-duty attenuator
1/4" In/Out and Speakon jacks
Tilt-back design
Recessed top handle
Heavy-duty wheels for easy transportation
8 Custom 8" Celestion drivers
Le Son TLX-1 piezo tweeter

Order today and you'll be ready to play anywhere!

480W RMS power handling @ 4 ohms
Frequency Response -6dB @ 35Hz and 18KHz
Dimensions: 23-1/4"W x 36-1/2"H x 18-1/2"D
Weight: 100 lbs.

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lil henry kicks serious a++

By T-bone 'mr.boxin' Keltone

from republic of south texas

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i've played bass for 40+ yrs. this is the best. I've always liked things a little out of the norm. I tried one of these against a 4X10 (8 ohm) in the store & the 4x10 sounded like it wasn't even on. 8x8 is 4 ohm. you'll get the full wattage from your amp with Lil Henry. Just like a little SVT, but better. I bought that one on sale. been using it since '94. no problems. bought a 'big ben' 18" (4 oh). sounded great. but I've never been a big fan of sub-woofers. i like all the cabs to sound the same. no sub puts out more bass or sounds better than Lil Henry, anyway. so i sold the 'big ben' for another 8x8. powered by an SWR SM 900, there is no better rig out there. anyone who ever sits in or opening band that uses it just drools. sometimes i daydream of other rigs, then our sound man brings me back to earth. why? you've already got the best. he's right. Lil Henry kicks serious a++! enjoy T-bone 'mr.boxin' keltone


Best sounding cabinet ever

By Peter from T-town

from Toledo, OH

I've owned 18" cabinets, dual 15" cabinets, 4-12" cabinets, folded horn cabinets, 2-10" cabinets and this is the best sounding cabinet of all. This cabinet is tuned to 31Hz so a 5-string bass sounds great, yet it is still punchy and tight sounding. Don't believe SWR is still selling these cabinets, too bad.

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Best Cab Ever!!!

By Ugi

from West Palm Beach, Fl

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Fast, Smooth, Punchy, Deep... You name it this cab can take it.. Worth every penny! Only Problem is Weight does weigh in at a Hefty 100 Lbs.


i love it


from athens AL

this thing is the best. i love how little and portable it is. the sound and tone the speakers give make me wanna have its babies. its so awesome i wanna get another one so mine can have a friend to hang out with on stage.


This Cabinet Tumps!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have owned my Henry the 8th for about 12 years now and it's a true thoroughbred. I've had a single 12 inch, a 4 x 10 and they could not even come close to reproducing the clear clean articulate notes with Henrieta. Only thing I would recommend are wheels that are a little larger just to make movement with this beast (120 lbs) a little easier. I've had good offers for it however this cabinet's a keeper! ;)


Loud, punchy, strong, cuts through

By Tucson Cowboy

from Detroit

Easy to push around, wheel attached - punchy loud bass cab (with 350 SWR amp) really cuts through. More directional than most, sound does not fall to the floor and slither aroung like a fat snake, it gets up and out... don't need a monitor, I can hear it all on stage. Love it, but as a rock, blues box... this is not a slap/rap/new-age thing!


17 years Old Natural Bass Player

By 17 Years Old Natural Bass Player

from Memphis, Tn

I have owned Henry since 2002. It produces the great quality sound from my (SWR Sm-500) at any volume level. Great for all styles of music. It's also a great experience to feel your chest being pounded from the low end this cab produces.



By Special Fred

from Monrovia, CA

I used this amp at a show this Halloween. It was amazing. If you use a 5-string often this is a must have. It's 8in. speakers are fast and punchy enough to really define each note from the B-string including the rest. I used it with an SWR SM-900 from the studio we rehearsed at for the show. Another great amp for this cabinet would be the Gallen-Kruger RB-800. I unfourtanetly don't own one yet, but I hope to do so in the near future.


Best Cab Ever!

By Ugi

from West Palm Beach, Fl

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All is good except that the speakers are a bit inefficient, But it is best sounding cabinet ever.


Awesome Thunder


from Austin, TX

I would have never thought that 8" s would cut like this. Way better than hauling around two 4x10's or an Ampig 8x10


Poor david...


from Quebec Canada

This is a beast. I'm using it since about 6 months, I got a used one, it cut so easily in the mix, mid's are so defined in this cab. I play southern rock & hardcore & it suits perfectly. I use an Ibanez edb690 bass & an Am peg b2r head and this thing is holding it pretty well. Nice for the price, easier to carry than many cabs, back wheels are very useful too, I love it. It can hold any sound, from low-B to standard edge perfectly. Have I said that it give a so defined sound?


Rusty Hastings( Halflink )

By Rusty-cZEVC

from Laurel DE

I have owned this Cab sence 1997. Never had a problem with it. My band opened for Molly Hatchet and the sound man ran out of channels, I cranked it and filled the room with no problem.


Reliable Tone Tank

By ZonThumper'73

from Southern Arizona

I purchased my Henry new in 1995. It has held up well despite over 12 years of road wear and abuse. The carpet is fraying and the original protrusive attenuator knob on the back panel sheared off in a tumble down some arena stairs 10 years ago, but it's still solid and none the worse for it. SWR changed the design a bit since '95 and has since implemented a recessed attenuator control in new models. I've never been at a loss for presence in the mix with this cabinet, even with an original SM-400 head. The high-end is a bit directional and gets lost on a larger stage, but it's not generally apparent in the audience and it's easy to over compensate on stage and make the high-end crunchy. I've tried switching to Eden cabs a few times, or switching back to the 4x10 + 1x15 set up I had prior to 1995, but I'm still using Henry instead of the alternatives. I wouldn't recommend it for studio use, and it's overkill for a garage or basement. If you need a reliable powerhouse for live work, like high sound pressure levels, and have a strong back (or roadies) then this might work for you.


I love it... best cab ive ever played

By EyesOfMarchBass

from Kansas City

It sounds amazing... just as good as an Ampeg 8x10 but lighter and easier to transport.

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