Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TonyP-, Oct 5, 2012.
Would you be interested in approx. 25lb 4x10 or 16lb 2x10 (sound in the vein of a Bergantino & Epi)
I want a sealed 410.
Hhhhmm...How about front ported?
GK 410MBE is sealed and ~ 41 lbs (at least the Chinese version, not sure about the new US version). They are a little boomy, but if you stuff them with ~ 2 lbs of Acousta stuff they sound great.
One of the lightest 10's I can find weighs 3.5 pounds, so 14 for 4 of them. How do you propose to build a properly supported cab around them that only weighs 11 pounds? If you could, why would anyone pay for the technology for the composite material to build such a cab, when it uses a poor design like a 410?
Nope. I've got ported already.
I like the Fearful designs...but I disagree with the 410 being a poor design. I think that discussion if valid one if You disagree, but respectfully I would ask that be on another thread.
Just to clarify (4) 10s would be for a 25lb cabinet. (Hypothetically )
That's one hell of a hypothesis!
You are looking at around 14 pounds for the four drivers. How are you going to build a properly braced cabinet for them with the remaining 11 pounds? And why would anyone pay for that premium material for the design/performance aspect of a 410?
My 2x12 sits in at 48 pounds and my single 12 is at 26 pounds and I think they are light! If you could pound out high quality tone, great wattage capability and a good price, I would check them out..
I'm not the builder so from a technically standpoint I cannot answer.
Why do people people pay $1125 for a non-neo 410?
Answer: Because they want them. Plain and simple.
Of course, but when I look at my lightweight Berg AE210's, I cant imagine how to cut the weight by more than 1/2. They already have NEO speakers, thin wood, etc.
I really don't think it is possible.
Right away 3-5lbs per speaker kills the dream.
Are you sure of that
Edit: I don't want to sound facetious in any way. All I'm saying is don't get stuck on what you think
some components way.
I come in peace
So even 2 3lb speakers would leave 10lbs for wood, crossover, hardware, tolex, grille, etc.
Pretty sure it currently can't be done in a way that would sound great.
My boss asks me every month when I roll up forecast #'s "would you bet your career on this?"
In this case, I wouldn't!
Using alternate material to wood (Fiberglass?) and alternate bracing, you might be able to accomplish this. It would be VERY expensive.
Yep your correct.
Not sure on the expensive part (seriously).
Even the composite crazy88 cabs weigh in at a little over 20lbs, iirc.
Thats with 8" drivers of known weight too.
I am very curious to find out what type of material would allow this type of weight claim. Could be revolutionary if such a material exists that can be had at reasonable prices.
Not intending to poke any fun at the OP, but...
This Criley-Core prototype weighed less than 2 lbs.
Got a line on some affordable carbon fiber?...perhaps fused with helium?
How about some of that nano-tech stuff they are using to build the space elevator?
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