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NCD- Pair of TB153's in the new Black Carbon Tolex

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by ThatLowEnd, Jan 31, 2014.


  1. ThatLowEnd

    ThatLowEnd Dirt, Trucks, BBQ, Whiskey Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2012
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    Well,

    I have not received them yet, they will be here tomorrow, but... I just saw Dave posted them on their Facebook page and all I can say is wow! Look even better that I had pictured in my head. Can't completely see the black carbon tolex in this pic, so I will follow up with more pics this weekend. I went with the 4ohm 3015 neo drivers and one cab has a reversed baffle. Time to rattle some booties.:hyper::bassist::):p
     

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  2. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

    Both together would be a 2 ohm load, are you going to drive them with a stereo poweramp?
     
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  4. ThatLowEnd

    ThatLowEnd Dirt, Trucks, BBQ, Whiskey Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2012
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    Yes sir, using my trusty QSC PLX1804. Pushing 900 watts through each cab! Well, not really going to drive them that hard but the headroom will be nice.

    On that note, the new Tech21 VT Rack sounds awesome! Much more tonal capabilities than the RBI/RPM imho.
     
  5. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

    That is going to be a killer rig (and good looking too)!
     
  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Man those sure are some beauties congrats 900 watts!!! make sure you have bail money if you crank them at home. :)
     
  7. shoot-r

    shoot-r

    May 26, 2007
    Illinois
    VERY nice!

    LOVE Avatar cabinets......
     
  8. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    4 Ohm 3015LF's?
    :meh:
     
  9. tink9975

    tink9975 Supporting Member

    Aug 10, 2006
    MoCo, MD
    Looks great!

    I keep thinking about getting a second one with a reversed baffle, have one at home, one in the practice space, and be able to stack them if I ever need to make heads explode.
     
  10. ThatLowEnd

    ThatLowEnd Dirt, Trucks, BBQ, Whiskey Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2012
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    Well the speaker is an 8ohm speaker but the cab is wired to be 4 ohms i believe is how it works.
     
  11. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    No. What ever the impedance of the woofer is, that is the impedance of the cab. Avatar orders 4 Ohm custon 3015LFs, but they give up on some specs to get there. The power increase from a SS amp is a wash. The standard 8 Ohm 3015LF is just as just as loud with the same amp.
     
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  12. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

    Site shows 3015LF available in 4 or 8 ohm. You can't rewire an 8 ohm single driver for 4 ohms, but you can order it that way. :)
     
  13. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

    As Marty Feldman said in Young Frankenstein.......too late.
     
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  14. ThatLowEnd

    ThatLowEnd Dirt, Trucks, BBQ, Whiskey Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2012
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    Why would you recommend the 8 ohm version over the 4 ohm specifically?
     
  15. hennessybass

    hennessybass Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
    4 or 8 ohm aside, those are great looking cabs.
     
  16. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
    I don't have all the intricate details, but, the 4ohm version would use a different voice coil, which would alter some other specs as well. Might've lost some excursion or sensitivity over the 8ohm version, or behave a bit differently in the same box.

    I wouldn't worry much. It'd have to lose a whole lot before it's back down to the performance levels of "regular 15's" in the deep bass. If you're not concerned about <60hz capability, there'd be no reason to use an LF anyway. If you are, you've got that covered.
     
  17. ThatLowEnd

    ThatLowEnd Dirt, Trucks, BBQ, Whiskey Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2012
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    ***Wipes sweat from brow***

    For a second I thought I made a big mistake!
     
  18. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
    Some spl measurememts and high power fartout tests between the 2 versions would reveal the differences, but, "if it sounds good, it is good" applies in each and every case regardless, and the only person that matters to is you.
     
  19. ThatLowEnd

    ThatLowEnd Dirt, Trucks, BBQ, Whiskey Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2012
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    Oh fart outs do not sound fun, how far can you push these compared to the 8 ohm version? 80%?90%?
     
  20. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
    Would take some digging. I think a couple guys on Greenboys forum looked into it.

    In any case, it'll take more than the next best thing, which might be a Delta15LF, or deltalite or basslite 15. The Definimax 4015 LF is a monster, but lower sensitivity, 20 lbs. heavier, and isn't used in any commercial bass cabs that I know of anyway.

    Just play the cabs when you get them. If you like them, you're all set. If you can managae to fart them without going deaf first, then think about exchanging for 8ohm. You're at the beginning of this deal. Plenty of time to see if they're what you want.
     
  21. ThatLowEnd

    ThatLowEnd Dirt, Trucks, BBQ, Whiskey Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2012
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    Thanks for the info Will33. Ill dig around greenboy's forum.
     



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