8x10 vs 2x15 ?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Nomadic Herder, Dec 21, 2001.

  1. I've been pondering speaker cabs. What would an 8x10 sound like compared to a 2x15? I know the 2x15s have a...bassy, somewhat harsh sound. I've used them in the past and had no problems cutting through. Which will generally take more power? Which will be louder? What are the tonal differences?
  2. Well if cash isnt a problem, you can cut both of them in half (not literally) and get a 4x10 and a 1x15.

    Out of those two you picked though, I'd get a 8x10.
  3. Freakapotamus9


    Jun 20, 2001
    i really like 15's but unless i was getting a 2x10 to put on top id go for the 8x10
  4. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    I'd say 8x10 out of those options. Personally, I still stuck between adding another 4x10 to my 4x10 or adding an 18", all being Eden. Oh well, must wait for awhile til I can get out and try them.
  5. White_Knight


    Mar 19, 2000
    I personally would go for a 2x15", but than again I really like the sounds that 15" speakers provide. They just sound better for bass to me than 10" speakers.
  6. If I went with a 2x15 in the future, one thing that would concern me is the (lack of?) high end. In my current setup, I have 2 15s, but I also have 2 8s. Would a 2x15 still have the good clear highs?
  7. captainpabst


    Mar 18, 2001
    i think if you get an eden or an swr the high end will be fine.
  8. Steven Green

    Steven Green

    Jul 25, 2001
    Pacific NW
    The Eden 2x15 has a horn...
  9. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    None of the good ones do. I own the Mesa Boogie 2x15 in a Road Ready cab with EV's and it's balanced, strong and anything but harsh. Same for my Eden D215XLT, a really great, under-rated cab.

    8x10's can be great if the room is big enough; I don't find much use for my '70 SVT cab anymore except this one larger club I play about 6 times a year. It's just too much cab for a small club.

    The thing to remember about 15's and 10's is that they sound quite different up close. Do a little research via the search feature if you want more detail.
  10. Hmm...maybe the fact that I used a Crate 2x15 had something to do with the harsh sound? :D
  11. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    My Sunn 2x15 has good highs, however it is missing that chest "thump" that I got from my Fender BXR-60 (12" speaker). The 15's give more of a chest "rumble" than a "thump". They just make you double over in pain:p:D