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Bag End Q10Bx-D or Mesa Powerhouse 2X10 + 1X15

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Folmeister, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    Hi, Kids:

    Apart from the impedance difference, which cab(s) would you choose and why?
  2. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    The Baggy is a big cab!! Larger that the standard Eden/SWR box, and heavier, but size does matter!!This cab kills!!
    The Boogie option is great if you do smaller gigs/practices because you can leave the 15 at home...
    (I would go Bag End)
  3. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX

    I just spent some time with the big end and would have to agree provided you have enough power to use it. Personally, I'm not crazy about the coaxial arrangement not quite hi-fi enough for me. I prefer a tweeter. It's a heavy cab! Mesa cabs have always left a little to be desired.
  4. Special_Ed


    Oct 3, 2004
    You need to be corrected.

    My BE cab is co-axial AND has a tweeter. You make it sound like an either or option.
  5. bassplaya4life


    Apr 19, 2004
    I think that the mesa would have a tighter sound than the bag end....BUT...the Bag End is a POWERHOUSE.....it'll knock the socks right off of granny's feet!.....need I say more.....
  6. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    What Bag End cab do you have, Special Ed?
    ps. YAAY!!!
  7. Special_Ed


    Oct 3, 2004
    I have a Q10X-D.

    Model: Q10X-D
    Impedance: 8 Ohms
    Continuous Sine Wave Power Handling: 800 W
    Peak Music Program Power Handling: 1600 W
    Sensitivity 1 Watt/1 Meter: 103 dB SPL
    Frequency Response: 50-20kHz
    Crossover Frequency 3.7kHz
    Parallel Input Connectors: 1/4", Banana, and Speakon
    Dimensions HxWxD (in inches): 27x22x12
    Net Weight (in pounds): 92
    Components: 3- E-10, 1-E-10X

    p.s. I love bass YAAY thats GREAT!
  8. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    The cab has three all black drivers and on driver w/red, right??
    Where is the horn/tweeter in your cab? You got me thinking I got jipped or something!!
  9. Special_Ed


    Oct 3, 2004
    The tweeter is INSIDE the speaker that has the red dot on it.
  10. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    O.K., I see where you're coming from...I guess it's a matter of terms used...When you say "coax" that implies(almost always) that the driver has a HF built-in as part of the driver..the coax IS the HF driver...
  11. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy Bongo destroys villages and does my laundry Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    I really like my custom Q10B. Built like a tank and I don't really miss the tweeter for the most part. I don't think it's significantly bigger or heavier than other 4x10s unless they're Neo.
  12. De Teng

    De Teng

    Oct 27, 2003
    Utrecht, Holland
    I got this cab as well. It handles every beautifull note that comes out of your bass, if you have good stuff... you will be very satisfied with the sound from the Bag End.

    It could be a little heavy though... but once you're playing, the internal struggle will definitely be over.

    Choose Bag End > Real Gandalf Power! ;)

    (freely translated from LOTR)
  13. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    not that this helps you at all...but
    I use Boogie 2x10 and 1x15 road cabs..and I will be swapping them out this year for BagEnd cabs. FWIW

    the Boogie cabs kick ass..but I think the BagEnd cabs have better fidelity and more dimension.

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