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Aguilar DB210 or Bergantino CN210

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mikey Fitz, Oct 26, 2015.


  1. Mikey Fitz

    Mikey Fitz

    Apr 8, 2012
    Chicagoland
    I'm hoping someone might have experience with both of these cabs that can give me some insight. Been using a GK 1001rb-ii with a GK Neo 4x10 for about the last 7 years or so. I've been really happy with the tone I get from this rig, but I'm looking to downsize while at least retaining tone quality, but hopefully bettering it; something small enough to fit in the trunk of a small sedan, but not downsizing so much that I lose all my head room when it comes to volume. Which cab better fits the bill? *Side Note: With my GK rig, my average volume level is about 25%, never really having to go over about about 45%.
     
  2. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    If you like the GK tone, why not stay in the GK camp? Two Neo 112s might be perfect for you.
     
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  3. Mikey Fitz

    Mikey Fitz

    Apr 8, 2012
    Chicagoland
    I considered it, but I'd like to stick with 10's.
     
  4. Eminor3rd

    Eminor3rd BLAAAAARRGGHH!!

    Feb 10, 2008
    NYC
    Why?

    Also, from what I understand, the Aguilar DB210 will not sound anything like a GK.
     
  5. Mikey Fitz

    Mikey Fitz

    Apr 8, 2012
    Chicagoland
    I've just always been biased to the tones I've gotten from 10's, but I'm not necessarily biased toward GK. Different tone is okay. I have an Ampeg 8x10 SVT and I love the sound of that too. Would probably gig with that if it was feasible. I was hoping for gigging testimonials on the Aggie and and Berg. Everything from load in/out, tone, and volume capabilities.
     
  6. chaosMK

    chaosMK

    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Too much hip thrust
    The DB will have that DB voice which is like an extra layer of booty probably somewhere around 150-300 hz.

    I'd go with the Berg personally.
     
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  7. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Fair enough. The two cabs you suggested have a bit of a tonal bent to them with the DB210 having a strong low-mid bump and the the CN210 being relatively flat. Since the GK 410 is by far their bassiest cab, I'd say the DB is more like what you have.
     
  8. Mikey Fitz

    Mikey Fitz

    Apr 8, 2012
    Chicagoland
    Considering I plan on continuing to use my 1001rb-ii, at 460W/8ohm, it should be plenty compatible with either cab without overloading so long as I don't pump my volume, which has never been about 11 o'clock anyways, correct? (CN210 - 400W, DB210 350W). By the way, thanks for all the input.
     
  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Well, those two particular cabs are distinctly different beasts. If you're going for old-school, mid-focused sound, the DB210 is the cab. If your going for a more modern, hi-fi, full-range sound, then the CN210 would be for you. If I were going to buy an Aguilar 210, it would be the GS210, which has a sound more similar to the CN210. Of course the DB210 weighs 26 pounds more than the CN210, and the GS210 weighs almost 30 pounds more. That in itself would make the choice easy for me, but there's no sacrifice in sound or volume by going with the CN210.
     
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Correct.
     
  11. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Berg all the way, but if you want a smaller cab that will do pretty much any gig I'd urge you to look at the CN212.
     
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