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Avatar Cab Configuration

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by philthygeezer, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. B410 - 4 ohm - 85 lb

    9 vote(s)
  2. B212 - 4 ohm - 75 lb

    21 vote(s)
  3. 2 CB112s - 8 ohm ea - 90 lb total

    8 vote(s)
  4. B210 + B115H - 8 ohm ea - 119 lb total

    13 vote(s)
  1. philthygeezer


    May 22, 2002
    Looking at compromises between sound quality, volume and portability.

    Head will most likely be 400 watt @ 4 ohms, 200watt/channel with 8 ohm cabs.

    Motown, funk, classic rock and some hard rock please.
  2. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    i would say the 4x10. but you said, your looking for portablity... not that a 4x10 is THAT huge. but you won't even need that many watts, the 4x10 is rated at about 1400RMS. you could do with just a 2x10 IMO.
    go for the 2x12!
  3. go for the 212 now at 8ohms. Then later when get a little more money buy a 210 at 8ohms. That would be sweet.
  4. i agree with SpiralEyes123 i am doin that right now but wiht different cabs wiht a 400 watt amp runnin 2 channels at 8ohm 200 watts. but instead i got a 1x15 and am plannin on addin a 2x12.
  5. Mattski


    Jan 6, 2003
    Cleveland, OH
    I have a B210 and a B212. They both fit in my jetta! I voted for the B212, but I agree with the post that called for a B212 @8 ohms and buy a B210 later (or now if you can). A most excellent set-up.

    Good Luck
  6. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    If you get the B115H I'll give you a heads up. This thing plus my rack [gator 6 space roller] take up the entire back seat in my 84 Impala. It's well worth it for the sound though.

    That's all
  7. justBrian


    Apr 19, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    I use the CB112-- got a pair of 'em. Love the sound and the portability. Coupled with the GK700RB, they sound awesome and huge.
  8. Bass


    Nov 10, 2003
    It looks like people are leaning towards the B212 or even B210 + B212. Am I missing something? I've decided on B210 + B115H thinking this should give the fullest sound. I plan to use a GK800RB head.

    Is there anyone who can fill me in on the difference in each cabinet, setup etc. What contributes to the sound? And what to consider when piecing together the setup. I suppose a thread already exists on this.

    Best to try different combinations and decide on the sound, but this isn't practical.
  9. I own a G-K 800RB and am leaning toward the B210-B115 combo as well. Don't know why you'd need the horn on the 15, if you are running the 210.

    Anyway, some say the 210-212 combo is better than the above, makes me all confused ;)
  10. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Precision/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA.
    Bump, cause this confuses me too. How is it that a 2x10 and a 2x12 give a bigger and fuller sound than a 2x10 and a 1x15? Someone help me understand this, please. Especially since I'm about to buy one of these exact rigs. :confused:
  11. Though I'm not in the market for a new cab yet,
    I'm curious about the CB115 vs the 212.
    By the speaker specs the 115 Kappa Pro should be as loud as the 212, and possibly as deep.
    But, in real life may be different story.

    I would have thought 400watts into a
    B210 + 2x CB115 (3cabs) would be portable and awesome but no one discuss's this option.

  12. Rod B.

    Rod B.

    Jun 11, 2002
    I can't speak to the issue of being fuller as I've never A/B'ed. But, both the 210 and 212 are great stand alone cabs. I'm not a 15" guy.

    So the 210/212 gives me the option of using either or both together. The 210/115 would only give me the option of the 210 or both, I don't like a single 15".

    Avatar states the 212 is their best stand alone cab. Now I realize that's opinion.

    I find 12" can be "plush" enough, but still have enough punch to stand on their own.

    But, as I said, I'm not a 15" stand alone type guy. (YMMV.)
  13. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    I just purchased 2 SB-112 Avatars and they sound very tight and punchy. Very portable and fit in any size car.
  14. axe


    Feb 1, 2003
    Yukon Oklahoma
    I use the 4x10 @ 4ohm. sounds great, The only thing I want to do is add a 15 for some more low end for the b string.
  15. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    If your amp could handle 2.7 ohms, I consider an SB115H, SB112 and a B210. I really like the different sounds that my CB115H, B212 and B210 bring together.

    I used to have a Gen. 1 C15 and B112, they sounded really good together. If I had to choose two cabinets I'd wait for the SB115s to come out and grab an SB115H and an SB112...you probably wouldn't miss the 10s that much...
  16. brock29609

    brock29609 4 strings, 2 wheels

    May 11, 2003
    Greenville, SC
    From Avatar's website (below). Set a 210 on one of these...

    New SB112 Bass Cab. 500 Watts Rms. Hard hitting and great lows for 5 string. Now stackable with the B210. $219. plus $29 shipping.

  17. Rumzini


    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
    So how about what I'm looking to do...I have the B212 and may be getting the 410...I'd be running 400 watts at 4 ohms through my hatrke 4000 head
  18. yoss


    Oct 1, 2003
    I use a 410 on top of a 115. Not too much trouble loading it all, and it sounds great!
  19. Fo' Shizzle

    Fo' Shizzle

    Aug 28, 2003
    1 x 12 and 2 x 12 cabs are gaining in popularity these days. If you haven't given this format a try I would definite recommend it.
    I ran with a 2 x 10 and 1 x 15 configuration for a while and one of the things I struggled with was how different the cabs sounded. It was like I was 2 bassists doubling my parts. Both cabs were almost right. The 1 x 15 was more what I was looking for: big, round growlly(is that a word?) lows with a foster horn. But it lacked mid-presence. So I added the 2 x 10. Lots of punch added but as I said it all just sounded wrong to me.
    It felt like the notes from the 2 x 10 got to my ear before the thunder from the 2 x 15 did. Of course that's exactly what was happening. I sold the 2 x 10 and bought a 2 x 12 and brought my old 2 x 15 out of retirement. The sound is more consistent.
    food for thought,
  20. Bass


    Nov 10, 2003
    OK, I'm convinced! I'll give the B212 a try as soon as money allows (the heating bills crushed me this winter).

    I put the B210 on top of a Peavey 1x16 TNT and what an astounding difference! The clarity and punch helps "cut through" the guitar and drums so I can hear what I'm playing. Plus it sounds great.

    The B212 is next, I'm interested to see how these sound versus the existing 16 incher.