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Replacing Ashdown Blueline speakers

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Hathernman, May 3, 2010.


  1. Just looked at a thread I started a while ago, looking for advice on replacing the Blueline speaker in my Ashdown ABM Evo 11 500 1 x 15 combo.

    Some great advice, particularly from Bill Fitzmaurice.

    Even though later than expected, I'm looking to get hold of a replacement speaker and junk the Blueline - many adverse comments in many threads regarding the quality of these drivers.

    However, I don't want to make matters worse by fitting a speaker that is not matched to the cab.

    Bill FitzM suggests the Eminence Deltalite II 2515 or Kappalite 3015.

    Anyone know these will work well in my combo? I
     
  2. Bassmec

    Bassmec

    May 9, 2008
    Ipswich UK
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    Proprietor Springvale Studios
    Bill made these suggestions, I would seek out cabs with a kappa lite and delta light drivers and make your choice.
    From what my ears tell me the eminence 3015 is very hard to beat in practical terms, The JBL Dual-drive neo offering with a similar frequency response and power handling is at least twice the money and I have never heard one used in a bass guitar rig yet.
    Never heard one of these either:
    http://profesional.beyma.com/pdf/15P80NdE.pdf
    but I suspect Bill will agree if its figures are reality its a real contender in this class.:bassist:
     
  3. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
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    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    Like most Beyma, and B&C too for that matter, it's much better suited to PA than electric bass. IMO the 2515 and 3015 will both work better, all things considered.
     
  4. i have a question as well (hope to not derail thread)

    I have a MAG 210T that I am pretty sure I blew a speaker in 2 nights ago. I was thinking about replacing it with 2 Deltalite II's. I was thinking about wiring it without the tweeter to make it 4 ohm cab. with 2 of them rated at 300W would them together be 600W if i wire it at 4 ohms?

    Any help would be great. I know Bill Fitzmaurice is the local help and great knowledge on this.

    I calculated the volume, but i used the dimensions of the cab, so it is exterior dimensions. it is 4.263 cu.ft

    I know little about this stuff so any help would be great.
     
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  6. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
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    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    2510s will work fine in that.
     
  7. thanks a lot.

    if i wire 2 of them in parallel i will get 4ohm load for the cabinet(as i will remove the tweeter from the wiring) what would the end wattage handling be? if one speaker can handle 300W?
     
  8. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Disclosures:
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    The presence of a tweeter has no effect on the impedance load. 2510s handle 250w thermal, a pair will take 500 thermal, but they are displacement limited to about 100 watts each. That's still well above average for tens.