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Bam uses eminence

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Wxp4759cb, Nov 30, 2001.


  1. Wxp4759cb

    Wxp4759cb

    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I just heard from Peavy that the BAM does NOT use the same speakers as other peaveys. Someone said the speakers are made by Eminence, but they weren't a peavey rep, so I haven't confirmed it yet.
     
  2. rcrimm

    rcrimm Commercial User

    Jun 20, 2000
    Meridian, MS USA
    Customer Service, Peavey Electronics
    They are different than our other bass enclosure speakers (higher power handling).
    I am not supposed to divulge vendor info, but I am *pretty sure* they are Eminence drivers.
     
  3. Wxp4759cb

    Wxp4759cb

    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Thanks, Rcrimm. It's really helpful having a peavey rep. on this board.
     
  4. rcrimm

    rcrimm Commercial User

    Jun 20, 2000
    Meridian, MS USA
    Customer Service, Peavey Electronics
    Thanks G,
    Glad to help.
     
  5. I can't see anything wrong with divulging Eminence... as very few product manufacturers actually make their own drivers. Eminence is one of the world's largest speaker manufacturers. It is my understanding that Eminence offers thousands of canned T/S driver options that are available to OEMs in lots of 500 and higher.
     
  6. rcrimm

    rcrimm Commercial User

    Jun 20, 2000
    Meridian, MS USA
    Customer Service, Peavey Electronics
    It's not that were ashamed to use Eminence, quite the contrary. We use lots of their speakers, mostly in our instrument amps. Even though we do manufacture some very fine speakers, I myself PREFER Eminence drivers and use them in all of my bass and guitar amps.

    It's just company policy not to divulge vendor info. I don't know why. I suppose it's Hartley's way of keeping a "leg up" on the competition or something.
     
  7. Wxp4759cb

    Wxp4759cb

    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Are there any other Peavey Bass Cabs that use the same speakers as the bam? I love the sound of the bam, and just want more of it. If not (If you don't want to 'cause your a peavey rep, I understand) can you tell me of any other companies who use the same speakers in their cabs?
    Thanks,
     
  8. rcrimm

    rcrimm Commercial User

    Jun 20, 2000
    Meridian, MS USA
    Customer Service, Peavey Electronics
    Nope, it's not in any other Peavey cabs (yet ;) )
    The speakers we are using the the other bass cabs can't handle the BAM's power in a 210 config.

    I don't know if anyone else is using this speaker, I think it is a fairly new design. Probably so, it is an excellent speaker, and seems to really take a beating. I'll check and see if I can get the part#, and if they will let me post it I will.
     
  9. Wxp4759cb

    Wxp4759cb

    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Thanks, you are really helpful!
    Also does peavey ever plan on making a BAM exstension cab, or something using these same speakers? If so that would be great! I'd prefer to play with a peavey cab, but I love these speakers, and I want another cab with them! If I took a normal peavey 2x10 could I replace the speakers with BAM speakers, or would the box not be tuned right for them?
    Thanks alot,
     
  10. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I'd like to chime in, since Roger's around...
    Is Peavey planning on a BAM head?

    If you can't answer that, please atleast tell me that you can't. :)


    Thanks.
     
  11. Wxp4759cb

    Wxp4759cb

    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Do you think I would gain any improvement in sound by replacing the BW in my 15, with an Eminence?
    Also is the eminence used in the bam listed one eminences web page?
    Thanks,
     
  12. Tapp

    Tapp

    Aug 29, 2001
    USA, Mississippi
    Bgavin is right. Eminence is huge and they produce so many drivers for other companies. It's my understanding too that Eminence will make a custom driver so that it's not available outside of the company that it's made for. That could be the situation with Peavey for the Bam. It may very well be a custom driver; makes since anyway since it needs to be able to handle the power.

    tapp
     
  13. Wxp4759cb

    Wxp4759cb

    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    O well, I found a way how I can get some. Hehehe.
    I'd still rather just know the real information, than having to do it my way though.
     
  14. Wxp4759cb

    Wxp4759cb

    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Anyone know how I can find out what the box's tuning freq is on a BAM?
     
  15. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    Did you check your owners manual?
     
  16. Wxp4759cb

    Wxp4759cb

    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Yes, the manual has no info.
     
  17. rcrimm

    rcrimm Commercial User

    Jun 20, 2000
    Meridian, MS USA
    Customer Service, Peavey Electronics
    There has been talk of a head version, and cabs. Engineers always need something to do, so they always have designs on the drawing board.

    Whether there is ever one actually manufactured depends upon the bean counters, unfortunately. :mad:
    I have seen some cool stuff that never got off the ground because engineering couldn't convice the higher ups it would sell.

    I don't remember seeing the box tuning in the specs. I'll have to look Monday.
     
  18. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    If it means anything, I, for one, would buy a BAM head. One of the only things holding me back from buying the BAM 210, right now, is the fact that I'm stuck with a 2x10 in the same casing as my head either way I go. I'm not saying that the 2x10's a bad configuration, but I like the freedom of cabinet selection that the head/cab unit offers, especially considering that I already have cabs, and it would be easier for me to only buy the head. :)

    As a rule of the thumb, should I assume that if it's not released by the next NAMM, it's not going to be released?
     
  19. rcrimm

    rcrimm Commercial User

    Jun 20, 2000
    Meridian, MS USA
    Customer Service, Peavey Electronics
    Things tend to move slowly at Peavey. Any head version is just in the discussion faze. You couldn't expect to see anything in a Bam head till Summer NAMM at the earliest. Next year's Winter NAMM (2003) would be more likely (if at all).
     
  20. Wxp4759cb

    Wxp4759cb

    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Ok, thanks rcrimm. Also, was looking at a peavey 2x10 at the store today and I don't think it is going to work. It is a different size than the BAM cab, and I don't like it being rear ported. I'm thinking about building a 2x10 instead, unless you know of a better solution. Also do you know anything about putting an Eminence 15 in my BxBw cab? Lastly, would it work to put those eminence speakers in a Peavey 4x10? Thanks for all your help.

    Crawling Eye, I to had your same delima, I already had a full stack so I didn't really want to buy a combo. After playing it though I liked it alot better than my stack, I really really like the speakers in it, and thusly I would suggest it over a Peavey 4x10, It makes a huge difference (atleast to me). Trust me if I didn't love those speakers I wouldn't have started this thread! Its not quite as loud, but I think it sounds far far better than my previous stack which was Firebass,4x10,1x15BxBw.
    I also like the fact that it is much easier to move than a full stack. I don't think the features of the head could truly be appreciated w/o using the Bam cab with it.

    Btw does the Peavey 2x10 use Fostex speakers?!?!? When I looked in through the rear port, the back of one of the drivers said fostex!