410XLT + 118XLT . . . or 410XLT + 115XLT ?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mrWr0ng, Dec 23, 2001.

  1. what do you guys think? i know someone selling a 115XLT for $450, and someone selling a 118XLT for about $400 + shipping (which would be a little over $450). i've already got an 8ohm 410XLT going into my WT400, and thinking of adding either a 15 or an 18. My bass is a 5 string ibanez with bartolini "warm" sounding pickups. Would an 18 sound too "muddy" with my 410, while a 15 would be punchier? or would perhaps the 18 give me a fuller / smoother "low" tone while the 410 punches the mids for me? i'm playing in a melodic hardcore band, real heavy influence off of tool's lateralus album, although there's a lot of hardcore primus influence for me as well (although i only occasionally slap and i like it to be punchy in the mids instead of on highs)
  2. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Unless you play a lotta big rooms and outdoors, you will probably be happier with the 15. I use a D115XL with a D410XLT occasionally and it's a solid stack. The WT400 is a great little amp, too.
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I'd say the 15. No reason.
  4. downstairs


    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    the 15 will be less muddy, but the 18 will make better lows.
  5. Steven Green

    Steven Green

    Jul 25, 2001
    Pacific NW
    The 18 will give you better projection of low end into the audience and has better low end...
  6. Personally, I'd suggest the 8x10 XLT! The 10" speakers have a much quicker and tighter response than a 15" or 18" speaker.
  7. ya- but they won't fill a room
  8. That's what the PAs at the clubs are for.
  9. was thinkin about buying that D115... it's not a D115XLT, just a D115, but would it work well with my combo? does anyone know why it's rated so low, power wise? i know my WT400 won't blow it, but what are the differences between the D115 and the D115XLT?
  10. The D-115XLT is rated at 400 watts RMS handling, includes a bell tweeter and front ports.

    The D-115 is rated at 200 watts RMS handling and does not include the tweeter or front ports.
  11. ah ok... so is there a quality difference? if i've got the 410XLT which has a tweeter, would there be a big difference between adding a D115 and a D115XLT? i could add a tweeter from the eden site if i wanted one, i'm just not sure about how the whole sound package will be