All around great cab under $400?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jpark369, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. I'm looking for a cab, either a 210 or 115, to use for the most part for practicing, and maybe small jams.

    i have 2 eden 410xlts now, and its a little much, and moving those around isnt a breeze. i'm kind of leaning towards the 15 cause it'll have a little more low end, and be smaller than a 210, but i could be wrong.

    I was looking into the eden 210XST, but i think its too pricey.
    is there a cab that has a good amount of low end, thats fairly portable, and will work stand-alone, or in a stack under $400?

    some 15s ive seen around are:
    peavey neo series 15
    ampeg svt 15
    Gk gold/backline 15
    mesa powerhouse 15
    SWR son of bertha 15
    theres not much used where i am.

    I play punk, reggae, hip-hop, rnb, rock. I'm using a eden Wt800. And again, this is basically a cab for me, cause i dont have enough for a good combo, and i already have a amp head. So its more for my personal tone enjoyment, and live performance won't really matter with it.

    Is there a $400 2x10 or 1x15 you guys can reccomend me to look into? thanks alot for any help
  2. Flatty Banks

    Flatty Banks

    Oct 26, 2008
    Damn bro, if I had two 410xlt's, I wouldn't be complaining. Get in the gym more so it's not that big of a deal to move them around. :)

    But in all seriousness, it's all personal preference. That's what these threads are. I might like Eden, Jim Jones might like SWR. It's what you like.

    Take a trip in a GC or Sam Ash (maybe even a local music store?), and look at cabs and the prices. Or take a look on an online retailer and sort by lowest price / reviews.

    Good luck.
  3. serein2j


    May 25, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I think you're looking for Avatar.
  4. UncleBalsamic


    Jul 8, 2007
    15s do not necessarily have more lowend than 10s. This is a myth. You're better off having two of the same types of cab, unless the combination has been specifically and properly designed to go together.

    Also, check out avatar.
  5. I like Acme cabs a lot - they have low end for days. There's a B-2 (2 x 10) in the classifieds right now for $325. I'm all set for cabs or I'd buy it myself.
  6. +1

    I've got an Avatar 2x10 and 2x12, and they both sound good. Tight, punchy, plenty of bass!

    Oh, and they use custom Eminence Deltalite II drivers (neodymium), so it saves on weight. I don't have any trouble with either Avatar cab and I live in a 3rd floor walkup... no elevator. :)


    JEDI BASS Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Knoxville, TN
    I've got one, bought it cheap, used, here on TB. And, honestly I think it has a deeper voice than my Dr Bass 2460D (2x12 & the "D" means DEEP). It easily moves as much air as a 15, meaning you FEEL it as much as you hear it.

    If I didn't already have 6 cabs, I'd have already snagged the one that's for sale too.
  8. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Call LDS and get a quote on a single 15 with a 3015 (not LF) and quality horn. It'll be much, much louder than any of the options you present and lower than any but the Acme.

    Probably right around your price range.
  9. thanks for all the replies, sorry it took forever to get back at yas.

    well lifting the edens isnt that bad, but its the transporting and space they take up. the wt800 and 2 410xlt setup sounds, amazing, dont get me wrong, its just a little much. What id like to do is get rid of one of them, and so i can still bridge my wt800 into a 410xlt, but then have a smaller cab to use for the small jams and practice.

    I'll defenetly look into the acme low B2, those have always intrested me.
    And "LDS", I dont know what company that is? let me know so i can peep them too.
    Avatar has always looked good, but im not sure if their 2x10 will have enough balls to rock the small jam/gig if needed.

    thanks again
  10. ok i just found LDS! wow they make some ridiculous cabs!!! since they're custom bulit are they more pricey then the acmes?

    which one would you guys recommend? acme or a lowdown?! which would you say is more versitile?

    I definetly need the a heavy low end!! I play a lot of hip-hop, rnb, some old school funk (non slap), motown, reggae/dub; but I also play some rock, and punk!!

    So i guess i gotta compare versitility, sound, price, size, and weight (sort of). Sorry, a lot of crap here, but I appreciate any more help!!! thanks
  11. southernrocker

    southernrocker Inactive

    Apr 4, 2009
    The GK goldline cabs are great. The don't have tweeters, and for me, that is a good thing. Give em' a try!
  12. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
    If you can find one in your area try the Traynor Dynabass 1x15" cabinet. It sounds very good, can put out a pretty big bottom end and isn't too tough to cart around. I have one of the old Yorkville Sound models and I used a pair of them for about 10 years with a GK 400 RB head. Not at all expensive. Mine weigh about 55 lbs each. There's nothing wrong with buying used if you've got good ears and a bit of common sense.

    You might not even need a 1x15. There are a number of 1x12s now that are light and put out a surprising amount of sound, like the new GK Neo models. Might not come in under $400 though. Check what price you can get one for from RMC Audio. The GK Neo cabinets I've tried have really impressed me. They're nothing like the 1x12 cabinets available years ago. These will definitely handle practice and small rooms.

    And speaking of Traynor, the new Dynabass 1x12 cabinet is very light, about 25 lbs. and sounds pretty darn good. Its only fault for me is it doesn't have as big a bottom end as many of the other new 1x12s. But it sure will play loud and clean and is a breeze to carry.
  13. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    LDS, 1x15 with a Kappalite 3015 in it should set you back right around exactly 400.

    It'll outperform the heck out of the Avatars and anything you've listed in this thread as options :)
  14. goldline 2x10. I love that cab. it is heavy though.
  15. UncleFluffy


    Mar 8, 2009
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    I have one of these and it makes me very :hyper: indeed.

    Looks like you're on the wrong side of the continent to try one in the store, but if you have a quick search around TB you'll be able to find a bunch of reviews.
  16. IvanMike

    IvanMike TTRPG enthusiast, Happy, Joyous, & Free. Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA

    if you haven't noticed now is a great time to buy anything used.
  17. UncleBalsamic


    Jul 8, 2007
    If you can do this, then do so.