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Aguilar DB line: Need DB210 thoughts

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Eublet, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Eublet


    Jul 28, 2006
    Hey, guys. I've heard the Aggie DB112, DB212, and DB410 cabinets. I loved every single one of them....love them, especially the DB112. I'm thinking of snagging either a DB112, DB212 or DB210. If I get the DB112 or 210, then I would probably add a 2nd later for stacking.

    How does the DB210 sound in comparison to the DB112. Is it more or less "the same thing but slightly punchier because of the 10" drivers?"

    Is it tighter, more open, more mid-rangey, etc? Just some general comparisons are fine.
  2. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Cool question... love my DB112's. Standing by for comments on a 210...
  3. Id like to know what the DB410 sounds like!
  4. Eublet


    Jul 28, 2006
    The DB410 is the BEST sounding 410 I've ever heard for live mixes. It has a full bottom with a present top end, and then just gobs of warm mids that make it sound great in a mix. I love the thing, but at 98 pounds you really have to commit yourself to using it. If I thought that two db210's would sound as good as the db410, I'd go that direction in a heart beat. I use a cart to move my cabs, so it's not the transport of that weight that bothers me at all. It's the lifting it in and out of a car, or up and down off a stage. Two db210's would weight another 20 lbs, but it would make that lifting much easier.
  5. Love the DB112's. I was not impressed with the DB210 particularly. The front to back measurement is, I believe, much thinner than the DB410. I found that cab to lack low end extension.

    The Bergantino HS210 killed it... similar tonal footrprint, similar size (the Berg is even smaller), but more booty.

    And, at over 60 pounds with cover, the weight is brutal.

    The TC Electronics RS210 is also a better option... more full and even, MUCH better top end (smoother, more organic), lighter, and the nice vertical orientation is great.
  6. Eublet


    Jul 28, 2006
    Thanks, Ken. Just to clarify your statements above, you are saying the hs210 killed the db210, correct?

    Also, with regard to the rs210, I don't want a smoother tone versus the db112, 212 or 410. Not sure if that's what you meant, or if you were directing that only at the db210.

    The db cabs I've heard really represent THE live tone in my head. I've been noodling with neo cabs for years in an effort to get close to that. None have really done that, nor did the rs210's for me.
  7. +1 The HS210 is like a 'better' DB210 (as it the RS210 IMO). I prefer the DB112's to both of them though.
  8. Eublet


    Jul 28, 2006
    All cool then. I've read comments on the hs210 that had me wanting to check it out, and others that scared me away from it.

    Would you say the db210 is more like a Sadowsky sa210? It might make for a killer pairing with the Streamliner if so.
  9. IMO, not quite as thin down low as the SA210, but that was based on limited time with the SA210 and non direct comparison.
  10. Eublet


    Jul 28, 2006
    That's my interest in the db210. If they're punchy and mid focused, they should matchup well with the SL900 which is very sa200-like. The sa210 and sa410 really spoke with the sa200, but none of those individual components really had the same beauty when used with other, less colored sounding gear IMHO.
  11. I bought a pair of Aguilar DB112s and returned them for 2 DB210s. The 112s do not articulate the higher notes very well. The 210s are awesome on the full spectrum of a 5 string. they are a bit heavier, but well worth it since they are actually usable at a medium size stage gig. I own a GS410, GS115, DB410, DB115 too. The DB210s are the most versitile for many gigs.
  12. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    I've wondered about the 210's but they just don't seem to get much love around here.
  13. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Holy old threads batman!

    I never had any trouble with "articulating the higher notes" with my DB112's. Did yours not have tweeters?
  14. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I own both a DB112nt and a DB210. I use the 210 for synthesizer, and I think it sounds perfect. It's just my personal monitor, powered by a Mesa M3 Carbine, but even those crazy low bass synth tones come screaming out of that box like crazy. I've had zero issues, even at relatively high volume.
  15. Alphaman

    Alphaman Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2008
    I own the DB410 and a couple of DB210's. Out of the many cabs I've owned, the DB410 has the best sound of any cab I've played. I owned the DB112 stack but it wasn't as tight as the 10's so I've stuck with all 10's. I also owned a DB115 and it was ok. I've played a DB210 alone but I don't typically like the sound of a single 210 or a single 112. I always like at least 212's or 410's.
  16. Bassist30

    Bassist30 Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2004
    Eublet didnt you get the Baer? If so you like the DB12 better?
  17. Lepparda


    Sep 21, 2016
    I own a DB410 and 2 DB112s and was thinking of buying a couple of DB210s as an easier carry in/out than the DB410. Any thoughts on the sound/weight/practicality of this solution ?