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Bergantino B/Amp at NAMM

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Munjibunga, Jan 22, 2015.


  1. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 31, 2007
    Blacksburg, VA
    Owner, Rocket Music
    My mom is from just up the coast in Maine, and she somehow manages to add R's to everything. Florida is Florider, Cuba is Cuber. My poor cousin Liza Beth - she HATES when I call her Lizer Beth... but how could I not?!?
     
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  2. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    My old sales VP is from New Hampt-ya and he was all about Quoter. Quoter is King!

    I say y’all too much
     
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  3. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii is nice!
     
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  4. rodneyat

    rodneyat Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Come on down to Atlanta anytime. You know the Turner Inn always has a vacancy for you. I can smoke up some good southern BBQ, beer on tap or more wine than you could ever think of drinking. Well, and if bourbon is your thing...we can take care of that too. :)
     
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  5. Your white!
     
  6. iwearpumas

    iwearpumas

    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    Can someone help me out? What is the purpose of the speaker profiles? What do they really do?
     
  7. Simple answer....
    Make em sound better.
    :cool::cool::cool:
    Someone else will be able to explain it properly, but, scientifically, they sculpt the amp to suit the cab. :roflmao:

    Dunno, but they work! My NV215 sounds great as is, but with the profile engaged, it sounds thicker, tighter and more punchy. :hyper:
     
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  8. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    For the most part, the profiles are designed to tweak the EQ in a specific fashion for each cab (or cab combo) so as to bring the overall response of the system even closer to "flat." That being said, most of Jim's cabs are already very balanced and fairly transparent to start with (the NV series being the notable exception, as they have a different design goal).
     
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  9. iwearpumas

    iwearpumas

    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    Is there any harm in using a different speaker profile with the wrong speaker? Like if I use the HDN212 profile for the HDN410 cab, is there any harm in that?
     
  10. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Endorsing Artist: Bergantino Audio Systems
    Not in the least bit. Just use your ears...if you like the way a certain profile sounds as a starting point, then go for it.

    Jim just tweaks each profile to get the cabinet very close to “flat”...all things considered (room acoustics , etc)
     
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  11. iwearpumas

    iwearpumas

    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    Ok thanks so much. I thought ore was involved, like power supply and ohm changing.
     
  12. Jim Bergantino

    Jim Bergantino Commercial User

    Feb 27, 2003
    Bergantino Audio Systems
    Just wanted to add that I included a generic profile with the last firmware update which may also be worth experimenting with. Not precise to any one cabinet, which tends to give a slightly warmer response overall and works great with all non-Bergantino cabs as well.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2018
  13. iwearpumas

    iwearpumas

    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    I’m still in awe that my amp has software that can be updated.
     
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  14. mwbonsall

    mwbonsall Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2000
    Casa Grande, Arizona
    Me too!

    Mark
     
  15. I'm a few versions of software behind, just didn't bother to update because I'm happy, but this new generic cab profile has me intrigued. Interested to see how it goes with my Fender 410 Neo.
     
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  16. Jim Bergantino

    Jim Bergantino Commercial User

    Feb 27, 2003
    Bergantino Audio Systems
    You don’t have to update the firmware to load the Generic profile since it’s a separate file and loads in thru the USB profile load menu.
     
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  17. Oh thats cool! I'll get it happening soon!
     
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  18. iwearpumas

    iwearpumas

    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    I'm not that knowledged in frequencies, so I'm having a hard time adjusting them to get a tone that I'm comfortable with.
     
  19. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Set them the same as the Forte to start. Bass 63Hz - Low mid250Hz - High mid 1kHz- Treble 3.5 kHz. Set the frequency width to wide. That should get you in the ballpark. I started there and truthfully have done very little since. I may boost or cut a tiny bit depending n the stage/room, but very often I just run it flat.
     
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  20. Jim Bergantino

    Jim Bergantino Commercial User

    Feb 27, 2003
    Bergantino Audio Systems
    You could also go into the extended menus and reset to factory settings which will get you pretty much to the same place. My only other advise is “less is more”. Not sure where your gains are at but if you’re more than 3 or 4 dB on any band you may want to consider going back to flat (assuming you have a profile selected) and start from there. Hope this helps.
     
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