1x15" + mid cab in 4 ohms?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by gillento, Oct 24, 2016.


  1. gillento

    gillento

    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    Is there a single 15" + mid driver in 4ohms available?

    Looking to pair one of these with my Mesa Walkabout, so 4 ohms is a must.
     
  2. vdub75

    vdub75

    Feb 15, 2013
    Celle/Germany
    I think the faital 15pr400 is available in 4 ohms, so is the kappalite 3015LF.
     
  3. gillento

    gillento

    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    I was going for a cab, sorry I didn't make that clear.
     
  4. vdub75

    vdub75

    Feb 15, 2013
    Celle/Germany
    just look at the builders' offerings, sounds like a custom cab.
     
  5. HaphAsSard

    HaphAsSard

    Dec 1, 2013
    Italia
    Vanderkley 115MN6:
    115MN6

    LoPhat AF115 Three Way (scroll down the page):
    LoPhatCabinets.com | About Our Cabinets

    (On these boards I once read about a boutique cabinet maker in Slovenia, if I'm not mistaken, that makes 3-way bass cabs, but I can't remember anything else for the life of me.)

    That's about it to my knowledge. Of course, there are 212+mid cabs that are 4 ohms. Besides the usual suspects - Greenboy, Audiokinesis, Baer (I think), Barefaced gen. 2 (the third gen. cabs have a low-crossed-over horn) there's LoPhat (same link above), and also tks with their 2126 and s2126:
    tks
     
  6. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    I generally dislike non-responsive posts, but since you mentioned the Walkabout I had to say that the Berg CN212 with a Walkabout may make driver size/types seem irrelevant. The CN212 is 4 Ohms and it works brilliantly with the Walkabout.
     
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  7. gillento

    gillento

    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    Coming from the Aguilar db212, I had taken the TKS S2126 series into consideration and will have a look at the Bergs as well.
     
  8. ThisBass

    ThisBass

    Aug 29, 2012
    Germany
    FMC located in Germany builds boutique cabs which can be designed to nearly every possible customer sound goals.
    As there is no additional costs for costy marketing channels the sales price for custom cabs are rather cheap.

    As you are living in Luxembourg I'm pretty sure you speak German language.

    Here you go
    Startseite - fmc-audios jimdo page!

    Another custom cab manufacturer also located in Germany
    basstown.de
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2016
  9. gillento

    gillento

    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    i have looked at the FMC offerings but all their 115 cabs are 8 ohm only.
     
  10. vdub75

    vdub75

    Feb 15, 2013
    Celle/Germany
    @gillento I did not see that you're a "neighbour", Hans of FMC can build you a 1x15 with a mid in 4 ohms, no Problem!!
     
  11. On some of my cabs , the impedance is written in pen. ... "8 ohms" it says .
    Shirley you could just cross out the "8" and write "4" ?

    :help::nailbiting::eyebrow:;);)
     
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  12. ProDigit

    ProDigit

    Apr 12, 2005
    Miami USA
    How many watts are you looking at?
    What is your current setup?
    If you're just looking for low end, are you open to the idea of powering an Eden D210XST?
    It's a 210 cab, but produces massive low end, more than some 15" cabs.
    Or are you looking for more old-school low-mid sound, from larger paper cone drivers?

    There are lots of options available. Too many if you ask me.
    You could be wiring cabinets in parallel, or series to get more options available to you (manually manufacture a Y-speakon cable to power 2 cabs in series, instead of the stock parallel).
     
  13. gillento

    gillento

    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    this in a not too large package
     
  14. ProDigit

    ProDigit

    Apr 12, 2005
    Miami USA
    Back in 2005, which is the last time I kind of shopped around, there were plenty.
    Now it seems most brands only make 8ohms versions.
    However, there are a few brands that make very efficient cabs.
    An efficient 15" cab at 8 ohms can sometimes be louder than an inefficient cab at 4 ohms.

    If you have the walkabout amp, it can only handle a load of 4 ohms.
    Plugging in a 4 ohms cab with another will make it overheat, or fry.
     
  15. Ime...the Walkabout handles a 2 ohm load just fine. I know it says 4 ohm is the minimum, but plenty of Walkabout users have used em at 2 ohms & they've loved them long time.
    Still. ...totally unnastan wanting a 4 ohm 115 cab
     
  16. ThisBass

    ThisBass

    Aug 29, 2012
    Germany
    These cabs are the "standard" offerings.
    Besides the standard cabs there is also the option for customized boutique cabs which are not explicitely mentioned.
    I just remember a couple of years before Hans built 16 Ohm 112 cabs for a Hiwatt tube head (16 Ohm 112 was a customer requirement)

    Hans is a very nice guy who does a pretty good client consulting.
    Send him a PM and picture your requirements and tonal goals.

    Raffi of Basstown who is also a brilliant cab builder retired somewhat from building bass guitar cabs just to focus more on HiFi stereo designs etc.
    Yet he still builds "boutique" bass cabinets on sales order.
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2016
  17. gillento

    gillento

    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    Did so:) Thanks a lot!
     
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  18. vdub75

    vdub75

    Feb 15, 2013
    Celle/Germany
    Why do you insist on a 4 ohm cab, by the way? The Walkabout head is 4 Ohm MINIMUM load, so it will handle an 8 ohm cab without a Problem. The volume difference will be very small, the plus in headroom by adding a second cab if needed will be much more noticable!
     
  19. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    Don at LDS, would build you one. I own a Greenboy Bassic 15 , with the 4 ohm Faital driver and I love it. It does not, however, have a mid, or a tweeter, but Don could surely design a 15 cab with those components.
     
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