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Berg NV215 going away not just a rumor....

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by babyhuey, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. babyhuey


    Sep 16, 2005
    I just emailed Jim Bergantino about the NV215 being discontinued and here's what he had to say


    Any of our dealers can assist you with our products if you would like to order them via the internet/mail order. As for the NVseries, the NV215 will go away, at least for now.


    Jim Bergantino

    Bergantino Audio Systems
    200 Homer Ave.
    Ashland, MA 01721

    Looks like I need to quickly decide between the NV610 and NV215
  2. jacove


    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    I just cannot understand why Jim would discontinue this cab!, it is awesome!....I recieved mine last thursday!, that might have been one of the last made.... :bassist: Glad I got mine in time...

    My advice would be to buy the NV215, you can always get the nv610 later...
  3. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    After talking to Jim, I understand why it will be discontinued. He just wasn't selling a ton of NV215's. What I don't understand is why this is the case. I can't think of any other cab for under $1k (or over, for that matter!) that does what this cab can do.

    Oh well, at least I have mine! In truth, I keep thinking about picking up a second one (just because they're going away, and I might not have the option later), but to be honest, I cannot fathom a gig where one (with a big old amp, like my V8!) would not be enough. Seriously!

    Of course, I could always pick up an NV610... :ninja:
  4. Tom,
    So it seems your favorite amp with the NV215 is the V-8..
    I've sorta been following all the NV215 news. I know you love you SA200 but it might have been peaked were as the V8 cruises... correct ? Anyway, I would just be using a Dem/Ca9, WWU, or TFB550.
  5. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I have also driven the NV215 with my WWU, iAMP 800, preamp/CA9, and it always sounded great. I've also used it with a number of my all-tube heads, where it's hands down my best cab (for use with tube amps). The SA200 was approaching the limits of its volume output at a pretty loud rock gig (and I was only barely in the PA), and of course the V8 gets crazy loud. At a large outdoor gig this past summer, that single NV215 (driven by the V8) was also not in the PA very much (sometimes not at all!), and the beauty of it was that the sound on stage, while very forceful, was not overwhelming.

  6. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I think maybe the younger generation that buys a lot of equipment isn't hip to fifteens.....almost everything you see advertised is tens and twelves.....just a thought. :meh:

    If it where a few years ago, and my back didn't suck...I'd be all over a NV215.........Mmmmmm 15's.......old school....memories :D :cool: ;)
  7. Thanks Tom.
    My question is based on possibly revisiting an all tube amp sometime if I end up with a NV215. I really liked my Mesa 400+ amps but sold them both off as they were not enough power when I had the HT Bergies 212/322. I briefly tried my previous NV610 with the 400+ and it sounded really good. I already had the sell deal going and did not try this on a live gig which always left me wondering... I've never tried any Trace Gear and it seems most prefer the V8 over the V6.
  8. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    The NV-series just rools with tube amps! And pretty much all of the Trace Elliot tube heads that I have tried have been excellent. I really like my Bass 400, and I'm hoping to give it a test drive with the NV215 now that I have had it retubed with JJ KT-88's (and had bias trim pots installed).

  9. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Check out Craigslist NYC ...
    Musical Instruments for sale...
    Berg 2 x 15 - $600.
  10. Fretless5verfan

    Fretless5verfan Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Same here....it's seriously making me consider putting off my Schro 1212 until later. i THINK i can deal without the 2x15 as long as jim keeps making the 425, but i'd MUCH rather get the 610/215 combo for playing outdoor rock gigs with crappy PA support.
  11. FireBug


    Sep 18, 2005
    So does this mean there aren't any NV215s left and won't be? Or can we still put orders in to have one made? I hope he is still going to accept orders. The NV215 may not be the most popular cab, but it's earned a space in the gear hall of fame and I see no reason to completely discontinue it.

    If I can't order/buy/whatever a NV215 within the next month, I'm going to slit my wrists.

    Just kidding.