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210 RL210T

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mclaud, Oct 16, 2001.


  1. mclaud

    mclaud Guest

    Oct 25, 2000
    portugal, lisbon
    Hi!

    I am a bass player from portugal and i'm trying to reduce my equipment size, i actualy have a warwick quad VI and a warwick 411 pro. So my question is if it is a good choise geting a carvin RL210T to update my rig, i'm actualy playing almost every day but only using 3 /10 of my
    head power.
    the main problem of the carvin RL210 T is the frequency responce 64 hz to 16k Kz.

    tanks!
     
  2. i'd stick with the warwick, they rock. but if you have to get rid of it send it over to me (LOL).
     
  3. MikeyD

    MikeyD

    Sep 9, 2000
    The 16 kHz won't be the problem, but the 64 Hz. low end might, and is actually optimistic, IMO. I have their RC210 combo, and the bottom starts to weaken below maybe 80 Hz. Carvin's frequency response curve for the cabinet shows it fizzling out at above 100 Hz.! If you play quiet music (jazz, folk), the 210 can work well if you EQ the bass up a bit. But if you play loud music, you might blow the drivers trying to get a lot of deep bass out of them. They have a nice midrange and treble, though.
    - Mike
     
  4. I often play an RC210 and there is about nothing below 60 Hz. Even worse, I play a 5 string, and zilch for low B.

    Look into something else.
     
  5. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    PDX
  6. Intrepid

    Intrepid

    Oct 15, 2001
    Is it the speakers that determine the response or the amp...I'm thinking about getting a carvin head and I don't want something that can't get the bottom end. If it's the speakers then the problem is that the 2x10s weren't meeant to get the bottom end. Buy one of the 1x15 or 1x18 extensions cabs...they have a much lower response.
     
  7. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    PDX
    It's the speakers that determine the response. The Carvin amp heads tend to have a good reputation around here.
     
  8. The Carvin 210 is a nice cab. It has good mid and lower mid punch and it would make a great addition to a 15" or 18' cab, but on it's own I don't think you'd be happy with it. As many previous posters have said, the real low stuff just isn't there.