Recommendation for New 18" Speaker for Carvin Cab

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by arcieangelo, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. arcieangelo


    Oct 14, 2010
    I'm considering replacing the stock speaker (18") in my Carvin cab. The Carvin is paired with an Epifani UL-410 cab. Epifani sounds great but Carvin sounds "slow" and dull (I suspect I should expect that out of an 18" but to that extent?). Playing through Carvin alone also sounds very drab.
    Carvin speaker rated for 600 watts (I tbelieve). Will want a speaker capable of 600 watts minimum to replace it. Don't mind sheeling out the bucks for good quality. Any recommendations??? Has anyone else out there in TB land replaced a Carvin 18".
    Thanks in advance for any feedback.
  2. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Waste of time. Use the money toward another UL410.
  3. JLS

    JLS Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2008
    Emeryville, Ca
    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    Unless you're using the 18 as a sub in a biamped situation, I agree that it's a waste of time & money.
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    another +1- just sell the 18 and get another UL410.
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  6. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    An old JBL K 151 or EVM 18B would have more mids (sound faster) but good luck finding one. Carvin uses basically a Eminence Kappa Pro 18 in that cab. Takes a beating, does its job. Suggest you sell it.