My new Low Down Sound 2x8 :) (What kind of 8" driver is this?)

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Nate74, Dec 30, 2012.


  1. Nate74

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    I've gone through several "ideal" cabinets over the past few years but I may finally have one that's going to do just about everything I need it to. It's small enough to fit on the smallest stages, can move enough air for any of my non-PA supported gigs and BTW, sounds fantastic. It's the only cabinet I own that seems to capture the "like my bass but louder" sound from very quiet up to louder than I expect to need to push it.

    Don at LDS was an absolute treat to work with. His input and experience really helped me come to understand what I was looking for. He even steered me away from a configuration that would have cost more but probably wouldn't have fit the bill as well as this one.

    The 2x8, 5 + Tweeter is 500W and 4ohms and seems to love my Claurus.

    First gig will be New Year's Eve with a traditional country band... can't wait.

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  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats looks like a killer setup let us know how the gig went be safe.
  3. Ric Vice

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    Nate,
    Nice cabinet, it's a very different design than mine. Stacking the 2x8's vertically is evidently preferred when paring speakers for low frequency response. I also noticed that he has changed the shape and size of the port on your cabinet. This
    new design has more in common with the configuration of the VL 208.

    Ric
  4. wmheilma

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    Nice cabinet! I have LDS 4x8 w tweeter and 1x15 cabs I really like for electric bass.
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  6. Chris Fitzgerald

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    The VL208 came it at around 50 lbs. What's this one weigh?
  7. Nate74

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    I wondered if there was a reason for it. I have a Eden 210XLT which has a side-by-side config but this cab, and my Genz Benz Shuttle 210 are vertical. Honestly, I prefer this because I don't have to lean over as far to get to my amp :)


    This one weights in at 49lbs on the bathroom scale. Don and I chatted about Neo vs. Ceramic, but for what I wanted, the reduced power capability wasn't worth saving 7 or 8 lbs (IIRC).
  8. Ric Vice

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    +1 I far prefer the tall cabinet's to the wide ones.


    I can confirm this since the LDS 2x8 Three Way of mine is
    44 lbs. and has neo's.

    Ric
  9. Mike Arnopol

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    curious which 8's Don is using
  10. Nate74

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    I'm thinking I'll have to open it up soon to take a look at his handy work on the inside. Off to my gig now so should have some real-life performance data soon :)
  11. Nate74

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    Well... turns out the gig last night was one of those 8 bands in 6 hours type things where they had backline to speed things along; though we still ended up starting our 10pm set at about 11:15. So I ended up not getting to play the LDS.

    I did pull one of the 8" speakers out though to see what it is... Maybe an Eminence Delta?

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  12. Nate74

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    Oh... no guesses what this 8" is?
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    Hey, keep it clean!
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    I can remember that often there is a (longer?) number printed somewhere on the speaker. At least the manufacturer could be identified that way. I once did this for my polytone speaker, but cannot remember how to do that. But there are some resources in the web to help.
  15. gottliver

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    Why dont you ask lds??
  16. Nate74

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    I don't actually care, just thought I'd do a favor for those interested here. To me, the sound is far more important and it sound incredible!
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    Looks close, but...don't think so
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    I don't really do many 8" builds but it could be a Ciare?
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  21. Nate74

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    This little cab is unbelievable. I've pushed it way louder than I expect I'll ever need and it stays flat, no boxy-ness. Dialing in the midrange and tweeter let's me get a really nice articulate sound.

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