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Carvin BR 510 N

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by topcat2069, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. topcat2069


    Dec 2, 2007
    Palm Springs
    Anyone have one of these? I have a GK set up but this thing is so light and afforable.

    Anybody play through one or have played through one.
    Whats the tone like, would I need a 15" under it ?
  2. jeff7bass


    Apr 9, 2009
    Look under the BX500 thread because that head is in the new Carvin combos and a couple guys have bought the combos.
  3. lovenotfear


    Aug 15, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    I have one and I like it, but I am now wanting to get a 15inch speaker cab to go with it because It is a little on the high end side as far as tone goes esp. if you have the combo tilted back and also carvin told me 4 times 4 different calls that the cab was 4 ohms but it is 8 ( they were wrong), and I want to run at 500 watts not 300 watts, so If I get an 8 ohm 15 inch speaker cab then I would get more volume and low end. I did notice If you have the combo sitting flat on the floor it gets allot more thick sounding if that makes any sense, I talked to carvin about the issue about them telling me the wrong info, and they were kind of rude on the phone, if I had it to do all over again i would have gotten the 15 inch combo instead, I will say one thing I plugged the bx500 head into my swr goliath 3 speaker cab with 4 10 inch speakers, and it got really loud and thick sounding, the bx500 head does kick some butt, anyway hope this helps.
  4. jeff7bass


    Apr 9, 2009
    That's why I bought a 15" combo and added a 2x10 for bigger gigs. I like the 15" as a standalone because I like the way it sits in a rock band mix. If I was a Jazz guy I'd probably go for the 2x10 combo and add the 15".
    Actually I think it's a good thing that you got an 8 ohm speaker in your combo. I know the head can go down to 2 ohms but I just ain't real confident about running a loud, long gig at 2 ohms, regardless of the head.
  5. xbassmanx


    Jul 29, 2007
    I bought the BR 515N combo as well.
    The 15 definitely gives you some thickness.

    I have run it paired with my Dr Bass 112 on top and also pulled the head and ran it with my 112 and a 3-way 212 (Dr Bass 2460). The later setup is 2.67 ohms load.

    So far I liked the 115-112 setup best, but to be fair I haven't had much time with the 2460 cab yet.

    Based on the combinations I have tried with mine I am glad I went with the BR515N instead of the BR510N.

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