Bugera Bass cabinets

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BASSPHIRE, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. So i have a genz shuttle 6.0 and a genz benz 15bt cabinet 200w. I was Looking online sweetwater and came across bugera bass cabinets. One came up was a 1 15" BT115TS boasting 1000watts handling for only 299

    Has a 1 inch adjustable hf driver
    Does anyone have any experience with these as far as tones sound . i play jazz gospel etc. Fond of my deep lows and but also nice clear highs as i love to chord with my 6 string as well. I have a 6 string Spector Legend
     

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  2. I would take that power handling spec and divide it by 4....
     
  3. 5port

    5port

    Oct 14, 2009
    LI,new yawk
    On the rear of the cabinet it says Peak Power 1000W...Continuous 250W

    They tell you how compact and lightweight the cabs are but nowhere in the ads or company pdf do they give you weight specs or dimensions.

    http://www.bugera-amps.com/PDF/Downloads/BT115TS_PID.pdf
     
  4. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

    Bugera and Behringer speakers had been rebranded Jensen Mods (SICA Loudspeakers parent Co.) Turbosound is also connected with Midas and Klark-Tecknik...so all are under the Uli Behringer tent. The plot thickens.

    I'm not anti-Behringer. I found Behringer had better customer support than Loud (Mackie, Ampeg, etc) and told them so on the occasions I could actually get someone to answer their phone.

    I retired 7 years ago. I have heard Loud has improved. I also joyously use an Ampeg bass amp.

    I remember when people praised Mackie for being US produced and bashed Behringer for using Chinese production. Then Mackie went Chinese (and Ampeg) so people said Mackie's used better quality parts. But on the bench I saw similar construction techniques and similar parts. No discernible differences that I could see.

    Chinese, or rather worldwide production is the reality.
     
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  5. thats crazy,and now that i better lookinto them, i didnt know they were a german, hince the Bugera Germany. I owned a Behringer it was ok, but i also didnt have as good of a bass nor a 6 string that i have now being a spector. this was years ago, the kick back 12" Bxl900A with the aluminum speaker cone in it. have you tried one before or experience there sound?
     
  6. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    If you're trying to improve your "chord" tone you probably don't want another 15".
    Seriously, the 15bt could probably use a good mid-range driver. Find a a sealed back mid, and crossover. It will bring out he mids - just what you need to hear for chords.
     
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  7. So im starting fresh on my rig. My 6.0 is possibly being sold. So im looking for something with the same tonal capabilities if not better. But also good brands with good low mid and highs. I may decide to keep the shuttle 6.0 since i like it so much.
     
  8. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    What don't you like about your Genz cab?
     
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  9. funkboy5

    funkboy5 19mm + 35" = :-) Bass'd on a true story

    Jan 4, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I recently purchased 2 of the Bugera 115TS cabs and I'm impressed so far with sound, build quality, fit & finish, materials and price. As a lot players, I've been thru a ton of different cabs but I prefer 115's over anything else especially a 2/115 rig. To my ears it's hard to beat the overall tone, feel, warmth, punch and thickness (whew) of a quality 115 cab. Call me old school. I use to own 2 of the Bergie HT115's, the Bugera 115 is about the same size but not as heavy. (To my ears) the Bugera's sound as good but warmer, maybe because they are rear ported. The cab appears and feels like a quality piece of gear. I would def recommend folks at least take it for a spin before plunking down 2 to 3 times as much cash for a single 115.

    Hard to beat $299.00 shipped. Just on appearance fit & finish alone without completely deconstructing the cab I would put it on par with Aguilar, Epifani, etc... It looks and sounds like whoever designed these cabs knew (or copied) what they were doing. I don't think it's rocket science, but maybe it is. As far as the power rating goes I think the 1000w is peak power. I'll have to look.

    I'm not a price first guy but I believe this cab achieves a good balance between excellent to great quality at a reasonable price point. I plan to buy a couple of the Bugera 210 cabs too before the price goes up and I've got my eye on the Bugera Veryon bass amp as well. BTW the description of the cab on the various websites needs to be updated with dimensions, more specs, etc... The cab has a nice tight carpet covering not vinyl and no casters are included. I think the description was cut and pasted from their other larger cabs.

    My 2 cents for what it's worth. I'm really diggin' it!

    And the font type used for the name is really cooool!


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    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BT115TS

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BT210TS

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BV1001M

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BV1001T
     

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  10. Justice

    Justice

    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    It has been reported (from one source) that these cabs are made from MDF, and another source has indicated that they are constructed with plywood. Can you confirm which it is on your cabs?
     
  11. funkboy5

    funkboy5 19mm + 35" = :-) Bass'd on a true story

    Jan 4, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I've seen it advertised that the are made of plywood. If it is mdf I think it'd be a lot heavier. I had a couple of Aguilar S210 cabs back in the day made of mdf and they along with the S410 cabs were probably some of the best cabs Aguilar ever made. So mdf doesn't really scare me. But I will check it out. Thanks for the question.
     
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  12. hopsbb

    hopsbb

    Nov 8, 2014
    I got nothing but good things to say about Bugera products after having came across a bvp5500 amp head a little over a yr ago.I got it in a deal with two cabs.Its power rating seems true to me and it sounds awesome.Don't know about the cabs you are looking at but if they are anything like my amp head then they'll be great.
     
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  13. JeromeH

    JeromeH

    Jul 15, 2014
    Why don't they tell you the impedance of these cabs in the description??? I looked at the BT210TS and can't find it? have they figured out something the rest of the world didn't or if I hook it up to an amp rated at 8ohms or even 4ohms will it fry the amp???
     
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  14. disssa

    disssa

    May 6, 2009
    Germany
    Here is the rear panel of my BT210TS:

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    It is a 8 ohm cabinet.
     
  15. 5port

    5port

    Oct 14, 2009
    LI,new yawk

    Can you please put the 115TS cabinet on a bathroom scale so we can get a weight spec? Thanks.
     
  16. funkboy5

    funkboy5 19mm + 35" = :-) Bass'd on a true story

    Jan 4, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    60lbs easy to move around, nice balance with well placed handles.
     
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  17. JeromeH

    JeromeH

    Jul 15, 2014
    The new ones don't list an impedance the rep from sweetwater says its variable but wasn't sure how you change it. They read "impedance x ohms"
     
  18. JeromeH

    JeromeH

    Jul 15, 2014
    Not that I'm planning to buy one anyway I found a used SWR locally for $150. I was just curious cause I had looked at these first and they just seemed a little too good to be true for the price!
     
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  19. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. In Memoriam

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Wow. Good looking stuff! To my eyes the cabs look very high quality. I like the modern design.
    Maybe you can come back with a live playing report? How did it sound, did it keep up with the band, did you have to push it hard, etc.
    Oh, and most important, how did it sound to your ears in a live setting?
    Congrats on the purchase! I'm heading to Oregon soon and will definitely be looking at these speakers and the Bugera Veryon. :)
     
  20. Argassab

    Argassab

    Dec 16, 2014
    Cayman Islands
    I was looking at the 210 since my bb410 is heavy and has just been sitting around. A sound review will be much appreciated.