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210 vs 115 for low end?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by littlebooner, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. littlebooner


    Jan 27, 2012
    Surrey, BC
    Hey everyone, looking to pick up a Hartke Hydrive combo, either 115c or 210c. I play a G & L L2500. I've heard arguments about needing a 15 to get enough low end. But I've also heard that a 210 can still get that low end (roughly same amount of air being moved as a 15) but will have tighter articulation of the notes.

    Just curious what people's experiences are on this. Ultimately I will have to sit down and play both for a significant amount of time to decide for myself but other thoughts are always welcome.
  2. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    I'm no expert, but i heard it all depends on how the cab is made and ported. thats just what I heard. Kinda sounds silly to me because big speaker just seems like its gonna make big bass. I personally have played through 410's, 210's, 112's, 212's, 810's, 115's, and 215's and I always seem to go back to loving 15's because of how they handle my low B on my Stingray 5. Thats just me though.
  3. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    IT all depends on the speaker, and how the cab is designed. Some 2x10 cabs will go deeper than some 15's. I personally like 15's for their warm woolly bass. Let your ears decide.
  4. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    I would personally go for the 210. Then down the road get a 1x15 cab to place underneath it.
  5. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern

    Nov 3, 2011
    If you go Hartke get the 15.
  6. Being as this is NOT a generic question, and very specific about a certain maker of cabs...

    If no one with personal experience chimes in, and you can't make it to a Sam Ash, try PM'ing Larry Hartke. I'm sure he would he hapy to answer your inquiry, and as you can tell by his name, he should have the answer.