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Buy a 1x15 or a 2x10 first?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by melvin, Oct 4, 2001.


  1. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    My parents said they might loan me a huge amount of money to buy a new amp, seeing that there could be huge sales to get more people buying stuff to help the economy.

    So the amp head is gonna be a Harkte 4000 and the cabs Im looking at are a Eden 2x10 and a 1x15. Would it be better to get one or the other first or is it just my decision? Ive been thinking the 1x15 because it would probably have a better sound for jazz band and swing choir.

    So what do you fellows think?
     
  2. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    I would say the 2x10 first, because I think it will sound much better by itself than the 1x15 will. Then, when you have more money, add the 15.
     
  3. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    That Hartke 4000 is really good.

    For the Cab is must say that your best bet is the Eden D210XLT.

    You could of course do perfectly with just one D410XLT.
     
  4. I like 15s I think they work well, but that's just me.:D
     
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    No, you want the Eden D-210XLT, and you want it first. Go to Eden's site, and compare the frequency response of the D-210XLT against the D-115XLT, say. You'll notice that the D-210XLT is louder by 4 dB (104 vs. 100) and, while its frequency range at -2dB is 48 hz to 14 khz (vs. the D-115XLT at 46hz to 14 khz), the 210 goes down to 35 hz at -6 dB compared to the 115's 38 hz at -6.

    I own both of these cabs, and together they are phenomenal. But the 210 sounds WAY better by itself than the 115 does. Luis makes a great point, too. If I could own only one cab it would be the D-410XLT. By itself, it sounds as good as the other two together, but with a little less low mid. It's perfect for a modern, hi-fi sound.

    Now whaddya gonna do?




    http://www.eden-electronics.com/enclosures.html
     
  6. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    Well thanks everyone for the suggestions, I think Ill go with the majority and get the 210 (decided after looking at all the technical like stuff from Munjibunga's post)

    Thanks again.
     
  7. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    I agree with "all the technical like stuff from Munjibunga's post," but go listen to them. Specs are great to give you an idea, or get you in the ballpark of the sound you want, but the final decision should be made with your ears.
     
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    mgood is correct, of course. Words are words. Sound is sound.
     
  9. You could also check out the Eden CX series, they're a tad cheaper than the D...XLT series, and have a very different sound.

    the CX series has more mids than the D...XLT series, which is actually very nice when you play with overdrive a lot