410 build for low to med tube heads

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jhtjon, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Jhtjon


    May 1, 2010
    I am looking to build a 410 to use with my home built tube heads. My amps range from 50w to 200w. For reference I have a b18 style head. I have a 100w blackface style head and a 200w sunn style.

    Previously I have been using a pair of tl606's one with a 15l and one with a 15b. I Ike the low end throb of the big drivers, but I am looking for a tighter sound now.

    I was thinking about a quad of BP102's in a 3.25ft sealed enclosure. Any other suggestions?
  2. hennessybass

    hennessybass Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2008
    Bayou City
    check this out... Bass Gear Issue 7

    Reeves makes a really simple 410 box for their 200w tube head. Seems like it wouldn't be too hard to recreate it. Simple box 24w x 17d x 24&1/4h... Made with 3/4 ply, so you could figure out the internal size if you can do a little math. Uses the Eminence Deltalite II 2510,,, 65 lbs.
  3. will33


    May 22, 2006
    What taps you have for impedance? Don't know what you mean by "tight", but the bp102's will go way deeper and have way less mids/top than your EV's. 4 Beta10's in about 4cu.ft. sealed net will sound like the Berg NV610. Wiring options would be 8 and 2 ohms.
  4. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Yep. The deltalites and the basslites work well sealed as does the Legend cb158 and ca154. Any of those would work better than bp102's unless he just wants big bottom and not much mids or top. The bp102's are also way low spl, wouldn't make a very loud, gig worthy rig with these lower watt amps.
  5. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Guest Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    EVM 15s have as 'tight' as sound as any driver out there, better than even most tens, and they also don't have a particularly deep or loud low end, so I'd have a very hard time making any recommendation based on what you're saying. You'd be better off to try commercial cabs and buy the one you like.