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Replacing Ashdown Blueline speakers

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


  1. Hathernman

    Hathernman

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    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

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    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

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    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. Groovin_Joe

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    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

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    2510s will work fine in that.
     
  7. Groovin_Joe

    Groovin_Joe

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    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

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    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.
     

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