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Sealed 15's - who makes 'em?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by phatbass, Mar 6, 2014.


  1. phatbass

    phatbass

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    I'm looking for a sealed 15" box to use for bar/small room gigs with a Fender Bassman 100T.

    I want something around 400 watts. At the moment it looks like a Bergantino NV115, if the budget can stand it. The only other one I've seen is an Ampeg, I forget the model, which might be the one dictated by finances.

    Do any other companies make 400 watt sealed 15?

    And yes I am after the particular frequency response of a sealed box.
     
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I believe the Bergantino NV115 would be right up your alley. Many would say that's about as good as it gets for a 115.

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  3. DTJ BASS

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    Man I sure would like to have the nv115 because of the 6' woofer. I used a svt 15e with the 100t and it sounded pretty nice.
     
  4. nutdog

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  6. Tim1

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    I have an NV115 and the old NV215. Both are fabulous sealed cabinets. You should be aware that I used to have a Bassman 100T which sounded great with the NV115 at practices. However the NV115 needs a fair bit of power and I found the 100T to be a little underpowered to deliver the clean tone that I like in combination with the 100T at a reasonable volume. Many people prefer the tone and sound of overdriven power tubes and the 115/100T combo is perfect for this. My answer was to swap the 100T for an Orange AD200 which is a magic match with the NV115, as is also my Super Bassman 300. So, if you can try the combination first - the NV115 is a superb sealed fifteen cab but is also relatively inefficient which must be considered when you pair it with an amp.
     
  7. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Supporting Member

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    +1 I love my pair of NV115's, and as it turns out, the AD200 and SB300 are two of my favorite heads to use with these cabs! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :cool:
     
  8. Randyt

    Randyt Supporting Member

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    Is the Baer ML115 Sealed...pretty sure?...but the cab looks great!!!!
     
  9. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass

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    Ampeg 115HE is a sealed 15 with an adjustable tweeter. Nails the sealed cab sound for a modest price.
    Can't say that they are GREAT cabs, and over time mine has seemed to demonstrate some buzzing and rattling and such that I attribute to cheap(er) construction methods than you will probably find in a Berg or even Ampeg PN level cab.
    But, they work, and are a decent bargain.
     
  10. Sartori

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    Which Ampeg? The one I have is ported.
     
  11. rodl2005

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    PF115HE
     
  12. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Supporting Member

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    The ML115 is a ported design.
     
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  13. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

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    What is the sealed cab sound?
     
  14. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass

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    punchy, solid low mid bass, less deep low end (100-80hz and below), does not "project" as much as typical ported designs.
    Ampeg SVT 810 is a pretty good example of a classic sealed cab sound. Mulitple drivers gives it a BIG sound, and the ability to
    soak up the SVT's 300 tube watts, but the traiditonal 810 fridge has limited deep low end, lots of low mids (covers up its lack of deep lows), good mid projection and plenty of "punchyness"

    ported cabs of course CAN do this as well, but typically have a different presence due to design
     
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    If one must knock over a convenience store...
     
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