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buying AVATAR TB153 tomorrow, which speaker for my rig do you suggest?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by nomadhang, Mar 20, 2012.


  1. Hey all, just wondering which speaker you guys would go with if you were getting this cab. I have no idea what the difference is but I am going to use it with my ampeg pf350, lakland skyline 5 string with flats.............i want a deep punch! any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Passinwind

    Passinwind Charlie Escher Supporting Member

    What are the choices?
     
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  4. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
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    The TB153 is a speaker.........perhaps you need an amplifier?
     
  5. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
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    Ah.....I see you also see you have an amplifier.....and a bass.....so what is it you need......perhaps a cord?
     
  6. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    Dave is currently offering the cab with 2 speaker options I believe ... not up on the details although I think one is the same as used in the fEarfuls, and the other a non neo replacement ...
     
  7. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
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    News to me. They used to just have the 4ohm version of a 3015LF. What's the other option?
     
  8. Passinwind

    Passinwind Charlie Escher Supporting Member

    I looked it up since the OP doesn't seem to want to.;)

    1) Kappalite 3015LF, 4 ohms only at this time
    2) Unspecified Celestion neo, 4 or 8 ohms
    3)Kappa Pro LF (ceramic), 8 ohms

    (3) puts cab weight at 75 pounds -- nope.
    (2) is a crap shoot without some specs and probably worth half of what (1) goes for.

    The original cab and crossover design is for the 3015LF. Game over, methinks.
     
  9. BrBss

    BrBss

    Jul 9, 2010
    NM
    Methinks the same.
     
  10. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
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    Ya, me too. The KappaPro is a good driver, can take a beating, and is $100 less for the cab. Not the neo 15, but worth it, if you don't mind the weight.

    I don't see anything on Celestions site that's worth it. For $589, you absolutely can't beat the 3015LF....well....you really can't beat it at any price.
     
  11. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
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    IMO, it's a no brainer. 3015LF.
     
  12. Thanks for all the input! I'm gonna go with the 3015LF for sure.
     
  13. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    just a heads up ... there is a very slightly used one for sale in the classifieds that the owner is willing to ship ... no affiliation, and you will need to do your own bargaining, we only look things up for you :)
     
  14. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are.

    Feb 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    And that's what makes TB great!
     
  15. husky123

    husky123

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
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    Another plug for the 3015LF. It is a monster.
     
  16. nice thanks for feedback, the cab will be here tomorrow :) I ended up getting the 3015LF, I got the cab new from avatar as an ebay bid item due to a small cosmetic flaw at 315+55 shipping, killer deal and great company to deal with!
     
  17. husky123

    husky123

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
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    That is an awesome price for sure. Congrats on scoring a GREAT cab.
     
  18. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
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    Geez, nice score. For folks building them themselves, just the woofer by itself costs close to that.
     
  19. This link says the woofer is available for 130 at Best Buy

    Eminence Kappalite 3015LF-900W 15" 8 Ohm Mid-Bass Loudspeaker

    Still debating whether I want to buy an Avatar or build a fEARful.
    Does anybody know if a cheaper midrange is used on the avatars?
     
  20. wcriley

    wcriley

    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
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    If I remember correctly, the Avatar uses a closed back mid driver. Not nearly as good as the 18Sound (with properly designed chamber) used in fEARful cabs.

    Build the fEARful.
     
  21. Troph

    Troph Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2011
    Kirkland, WA
    It's easy to type that into a web forum, but it's an entirely different thing to spend the hours it takes to build one of these. Even if I were to buy the do-it-yourself assembly kit from SpeakerHardware for the 15/6/1, I'm looking at about $800 just for the kit, not including any of the finish options. Then I'd be looking at 10 to 15 hours of assembly and finishing time to boot. Even if I were good with wood project assembly (I'm not) and I spent $20 on finishing, charging myself $10/hour, I'm looking at $920 for a self-built fEARful 15/6/1, not including shipping for the kit.

    That's a pretty serious investment, compared to the ready-to-play TB153 at $589. (And personally, I work so much that I don't like to give up my free time so cheaply.)

    I'd be more willing to consider a professionally assembled fEARful 15/6/1, but I doubt I'd find one for under $1000...

    Which begs the question: will a pro-built 15/6/1 really sound so much better than the TB153 that it's worth double?

    Maybe it is... Problem is, I've never heard either one.
     



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