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2x15's

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by CodeYbassboy, Jan 19, 2006.


  1. Sorry super-newb question here....

    Who makes a 2x15 cabinet? It seems like this isn't a very popular speaker configuration anymore. Also any recommendations would be most helpful...

    Thanks
     
  2. haujobb

    haujobb

    Dec 16, 2004
    Wallaceburg
    Eden, Mesa, LDS and Ampeg of the top of my head.
     
  3. who makes a 2x15 that fits in my budget... that is my question. i am a fan of them, but can't afford one right now... there are plenty out there -- do a search & get your homework down. you will be surprised how many you can find. Hartke makes one under $400... but, i have my doubts....
     
  4. Anybody ever play through one of the LDS cabs?
     
  5. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    How bout the used EV 215 in my garage? :smug: Right now my guit@rist uses my 215 when we play live though, so not for sale. But 215s do turn up used more often these days than other cabs, I suppose they are out of vogue or something... Bergantino made the best 215 I have ever heard, but its out of production.
     
  6. fatsobasso

    fatsobasso

    Dec 24, 2005
    Ormond florida
    I love 15's,mesa boogie makes damn good 2*15 cabs,but they are pretty heavy.
     
  7. nysbob

    nysbob

    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    IMO a pair of 15's rule....no way you won't move some serious air. I'm too old & feeble to move a 2x15 cab, so i use pair of single 15"s. ;)
     
  8. LDS cabs are generally held in high regard around here, though I have not played one.
     
  9. chaosMK

    chaosMK

    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    Older Mesa/Boogie Road Ready and other 2x15s show up now and then on Ebay. The RR 2x15 is one bright sounding cabinet, for a 2x15.

    I used a 2x15 back in the day (Ampeg) and couldnt get it to half my shows because of its size/dimensions.

    More recently I picked up two different 1x15's and used them together for a while. That is probably the most convenient way to do it.
     
  10. So do I ( I'll pass on the old bit tho.) - i really doubt there's too much difference (tone) between a good pair of 15's and a 2x15 box. A pair offers other possibilties like angling the cabs and stacking them differently too. :) I Like.:)
     
  11. Berg NV215. Mother of all 215's
     
  12. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I played through their neo 2x12 (with two 6" midrange drivers). This cab was crazy light. I mean mind blowing! The low end was just huge, and you could rattle pretty much the entire building when I drove this with my Walter Woods.

    My two favorite 2x15's, though, are the older (discontinued, and very heavy!) Mesa Boogie Diesel/RR 2x15 and the (sadly, recently discontinued) Bergantino NV215. That NV215 is one of my favorite cabs, ever. Very deep/tight lows, balanced mids, smooth, clear high end.

    Tom.
     
  13. Rezdog

    Rezdog Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    T.Rez, Canada
    Greetings from the North,
    Low Down Sound makes a 215 that's got a couple of 6"s added that only weighs around 70lbs. I believe. On the LDS website look in the custom cab section and you'll see it there. Although I've never heard it, I got admit it's one fine example of bass porn.
    Happy Times,
    Rezdog
     
  14. Wesley R

    Wesley R Supporting Member

    is a spectacular 2x15 cab. and they can be found fairly often at a decent price, sometimes unloaded. For a 2x15 they are relatively small. The Ampeg BT140 is almost identical.

    Best of Luck,
    Wesley R.
     
  15. Rezdog

    Rezdog Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    T.Rez, Canada
    Greetings,
    Hey Tom,......Can you recall the differences between the LDS 215 and the NV 215? Just wondering.....
    Rezdog
     
  16. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Sure. To be honest, though, these cabs don't sound all that much alike. The LDS cab has a huge low end that is rather "dubb-like" and to be honest, this pretty much dominates its sound. The NV215 is much tighter through the lows, more balanced through the mids and sweeter/more clear high end.

    Tom.
     
  17. Rezdog

    Rezdog Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    T.Rez, Canada
    Greetings,
    Thanks Tom. Looks like another trip down to Detroit when they got one to give it a listen. If I like it I'll have to listen to questions at home like "Don't you have any more money this week?" Ahh.... another round of bank a-count-switch-a-roo.
    Rezdog
     
  18. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    I played through 215s for a few years, then switched to two 115s, and liked that setup better - as someone mentioned, it's easier to move, and you get a bit of added versatility...

    That being said, I'm currently playing through a 115 and a 410 with a tweeter, and it sounds better than two 115s, IMO - although I've kept both my 115s, just in case I feel like using 'em again, or splitting rigs...



    - georgestrings
     
  19. Dan T.

    Dan T.

    May 9, 2005
    Minneapolis
    it's too bad you don't live in minnesota, i've got a mesa 2x15 diesel cab in great shape i'm trying to get rid of. i highly, highly reccommend them, i'm only getting rid of it cause i'm gonig back to two eden 4x10 xlt's.
     
  20. Ive played a fender (70's model) with 2 jbl e130's for the last 20 years. Simple cab, earth shaking tone. distinction out the wazzu. wouldnt take a farm in georgia for it. Love to find another cab just like it.