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Old 11-13-2012, 01:25 AM
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410 choices ... so many. Help?

I have narrowed down my search for a quality 410 cab. I am thinking neo, for weight reasons.

Berg AE410- cant get a new one. The model they currently offer is too heavy.
Epifani UL2-410 was sold on it, but am now concerned about upper midrange articulation, and them not being as good as the UL-1 series.
SWR Golight- MM and reg is a strong candidate as well. Will it hold up to the Epifani? Love the weight and price.
Markbass- cant get past the color.
I can try any locally. I have exhausted this board and the internet in general on this topic. Wondering if someone will chime in w new info/opinions?
Old 11-13-2012, 07:20 AM
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How bout just a good old Ampeg unported Classic? They're not particularly big or heavy.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:51 AM
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I think the best 410 is a 215 (or 2x115). Just me. But, they can be cheaper, lighter, and often sound better, IMO.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:34 AM
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+1 I'd always take 2x 15's over a traditional 410 cab.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:41 AM
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Hartke HyDrive 410 - 72 lbs; 8 ohm; 1000w . . .
Fairly neutral . . .
Would love to hear some other opinions on this cab . . .
Old 11-13-2012, 03:18 PM
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I used a hi drive with the band I toured with last year. Nice cab.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:39 PM
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The difference between neo and ferrite doesn't allow for a 4x10 cab to be carried up a flight of stairs by one person. In a 2x10 go neo all the way, but the difference between 60 and 80 lbs in a 4x10 is not so critical.

BTW I saw Peavey has a removable caster kit (casters and socket mounts) for $25, great price, and they're the same casters I've seen at Princess Auto in Canada for $4.50 a piece. Got the same on my 4x10, I roll it through anything (gravel, wet grass, snow, etc) and whenever they get chewed up I buy a new set. I'll take fresh casters over neo drivers any day.
SVP-CL + IPR 1600 + SWR Goliath III 4x10 = bliss
Old 11-13-2012, 05:42 PM
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I have two Ampeg 410HE cabs and love the way they sound.
"If you don't want the truth don't ask. Make up your own like everyone else does". (Michael Pare as Eddie Wilson/Joe West in Eddie and The Cruisers II).
Old 11-13-2012, 05:48 PM
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And a -1 to 2x15 cabs, yuck! 4x10's are more efficient, compact, and focus the sound where it's needed.
SVP-CL + IPR 1600 + SWR Goliath III 4x10 = bliss

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