Carvin BX1200 head with BR410 and BR118N or BR810

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by The Bradley, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. The Bradley

    The Bradley Guest

    Jan 8, 2009
    What do you think would be a better sounding combination with the Carvin BX1200 head, the BR410 and BR118N or the BR810? They sell both of these combinations on the Carvin website, just not sure which would sound better all around.
  2. jsm81

    jsm81 Guest

    Jan 25, 2008
    I'm a big fan of multi-cab systems as opposed to 1 big-cab systems. I think a multi-cab system gives you more flexibility and tone options, where if you get an 810 what you got is what you get. The bx1200 gives you biamping capabilities, so with a multi-cab you can dial in more highs on your 410 and lows on the 118.

    This is a excerpt from the carvin manual:

    "The X-OVER switch is “ON” and AMP BRIDGE switch is “off”. Power amp 1 (LO freq) handles frequencies below the CROSSOVER FREQ setting. Power amp 2 (HI freq) handles frequencies above the CROSSOVER FREQ setting. Subwoofers such as 15” or 18” speakers should be plugged into the “SPK 1” jack. Full range (or high frequency) enclosures should be plugged into the “SPK 2” jack. The balance of volume between the two speakers is set by the “1 LO” and “2 HI” POWER AMP controls. The X-OVER mode takes full advantage of the frequency response of these two different types of speakers."

    These are just my opinions based on experience with other heads and cabs. I'm planning on purchasing either the bx1200 or hartke's lh1000. Hope to hear a review from you either way you go.
  3. poomwah


    Jan 26, 2008
    I have the bx1200, got it last february, also got the 810 with it. I just traded the 810 for a pair of smaller cabinets this past sunday.
    It sounded great, it was just too much a pain in the butt to haul the 810 around. I'd definitely suggest multiple cabinets. I'd suggest a 15 or 212 instead of the 18... thats TOO much low end for most situations. It would sound great by itself, but for most styles of music, it would be really hard to be usable in a band situation. you'd have to dial out so much of the lows that it wouldn't be worth having the 18.