Rivera Silent Sister SS-1 Isolation Cabinet  From Rivera

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This is an essential speaker cab for home, studio and stage!  Rivera has made major improvements on the isolation cab design.  You've got to hear it to believe it!  Time to crank your amp but not your neighbors ears!

Rivera Silent Sister Isolation Cabinet for Electric Guitar

The Silent Sister SS-1 recording isolation speaker cabinet by Rivera attacks one of the greatest challenges for musicians: how to get an amplified guitar tone at a low level! This cabinet relieves air pressure through a built in air labyrinth in the back side of the cabinet which attenuates the sound level while relieving the sealed compartment air pressure drawbacks. The panels inside the SilentSister are designed to relieve standing waves and reflections. The cabinet has two pre-wired microphone goose necks to allow for mic placement, handles and wheels for easy transportation, and two Neutrik XLR connectors on the back for signal connection. This isolation cabinet is designed for home and studio recording as well as live performances. Please contact our knowledgeable staff here at SoundPure with all your questions and orders! 919.682.5552 or 888.528.9703

Manufacturer's Description from Rivera

One of the greatest challenges to home and studio recording is how to get a great amplified guitar tone at a low level. Introducing the Rivera SilentSister™ recording speaker cabinet.
 
With the new Rivera Silent Sister, we solved the major faults of all of the other Iso Cabs in existence today. First off, they all have the microphone residing in a sealed compartment with the sound pressure from the speaker moving the microphone diaphragm like a plunger sucking water in a sink with a clogged pipe. Instead of the microphone diaphragm existing in a free air environ, it is severely distorted physically in this sealed compartment-with the result that the recorded tone sounds terrible.
Secondly, the speaker feeds into this sealed compartment, as well as being mounted with the back of the cone in a sealed compartment. This means the speaker cone is pushing into an air wall, as well as pulling back into an air wall. The result is a severe distortion of the cone shape, heat builds up in the voice coil as the motive energy cannot be released, and all of this results in a short life for the speaker as well as dreadful tone and a non-linear frequency response.
Thirdly, is the square and perpendicular angles of the internal surfaces that create substantial standing wave issues that are reflected into the sound that is recorded. All in all, there is much to improve upon. 
 
Rivera® devised a way to relieve the air pressure issue by building an air labyrinth into the rear of the SilentSister™ cabinet. This labor intensive solution substantially attenuates the sound level while relieving the sealed compartment air pressure drawbacks.  Also, each of the angles of the panels inside of the SilentSister™ are critically designed to relieve standing waves and reflections.   
 
Bottom line is a fabulous tone, like having a great sounding speaker cabinet in free air, with the advantage of high attenuation of external sound pressure levels, and easy microphone placement.
 
Rivera SilentSister™ cabinets come standard with two pre-wired microphone goosenecks that have a panel fitted with two Neutrik® XLR connectors on the back of the cabinet for easy signal connection.  We also fit a Celestion G12T-75 speaker (8 Ohm) as standard, and it is pre-wired into a jack panel at the back of the cabinet as well.  Ruggedly built with hardwood-core plywood and finished in black Nyflex™ carpet for years of road abuse. We also have fitted built-in casters for easy transport.
 
Perfect for home and studio recording, churches, pubs, night clubs and café’s-or anywhere you need to reduce the on-stage level and put it through the PA system or record.

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About Manufacturer

In August of 1976, Paul Rivera founded Rivera R&D in Southern California to provide for musicians and the music industry leading-edge design, development, and manufacturing of products based on the philosophy that you, our client, are the center of our attention. It has been our driving force, from our early work in the 1970s with the who's who of the studio world, to our consulting work for many of the leading amplifier manufacturers, to today's extensive line of professional products that we proudly hand-build in the USA. Rivera is a privately owned company. We do not have to answer to shareholders. We answer only to you. Thankfully, in these times when other makers have taken their production offshore, closed, or allowed their products to deteriorate in quality and tone, we have prospered. This again is because of you, our loyal clients. Our continuing dedication to using only the finest of components in robust designs stands the test of time. Purchasing one of our amplifiers is a long-term investment in quality. You will still be enjoying your Rivera product long after our competitors' products are no longer serviceable and have been discarded. Only Rivera builds an all-tube stereo combo amp, the S120 series. Only Rivera builds an all-tube acoustic guitar amp, the Sedona. Only Rivera had the foresight and innovation to launch our powered subwoofer systems over six years ago. Every product in our line is dedicated to serving players and is designed to meet their needs. Years ago Rivera R&D was famous for complete effects racks and systems for bands and solo artists like Toto, Van Halen, Lee Ritenour, and many others. We are proud to launch our new Routmeister effects switcher, distilled from our years of signal-processing experience. This one product solves the frustration that many players have faced for years in organizing and controlling their stage systems. As we have grown, we have expanded our capacity to manufacture absolute top-quality amplifiers. We are now unleashing our new entry-level Pubster and Clubster series of amplifiers, compact beauties that sport all the quality of our more expensive models, with enough features and stunning tone to please the pickiest of players. For those of you purchasing a Rivera for the first time, welcome to our family. For those of you already in the family, hello again, and we are happy to be of service to you once more.