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Decisions, decisions, what to do???? Help me pick a cab(s).

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by claytitan, Oct 8, 2009.


  1. claytitan

    claytitan

    Mar 12, 2008
    Tennessee
    What I have now
    Markbass 151HR
    8 ohms
    1x15 in.
    1" compression driver with custom horn
    400W
    52.9 lbs
    23.4” wide x 23.8” high x 18.9” deep

    What I don’t like
    Footprint size is kind of big (I have a small house – 2 kids)
    Loud enough to gig with but no extra
    Feel like I need an additional cab sometimes for sound quality and volume

    What I like
    Weight (for a large 15” cab)
    Construction – well built IMO
    Sound (Good on a gig, OK in the bedroom)

    Budget $600-700 to play with. I will probably sell the 151HR once I have something else. I don’t want to factor that in. My amp is the GK1001rbii.

    Option 1
    LDS
    15--6.5--tweeter cab
    3015LF + 6ND410 + horn
    Around 50 lbs
    600 watts
    30" tall x 20" wide x 16" deep.
    $620 plus $40 shipping
    8ohm
    Blk tolex

    Pros – I am positive this is gig worthy and loud enough. Should sound better than the 151HR. Cons – Not much lighter. Not much smaller though footprint is better.

    Option 2
    LDS
    12--6.5--tweeter cab
    3012LF + 6nd410 + horn
    About 35lbs
    600 watts?
    24” tall x 16.5” wide x 15.3” deep
    $600 plus $30 shipping
    8ohm
    Blk tolex

    Pros – Should sound better than the 151HR due to mid range driver. Lighter, more portable to rehearsals. Smaller footprint. Cons – Is it gig worthy on its own? Enough volume? Don’t know for sure. Could add a 12” sub underneath later but that is another $500.



    Option 3
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    Qty 2
    B210 Neo
    (2) Eminence Deltalite speakers + Foster high frequency compression horn tweeter
    approx 44 lbs ea
    500 watts
    18” tall x 24.5” wide x 16.5” deep
    $359 plus $30 shipping (each)
    8 ohm
    Blk tolex

    Pros – Probably will sound better than the 151HR due to more speakers. Lighter, more portable to take to rehearsals or small gigs (take 1). Smaller footprint (vertical stack). Cons – Not hi-fi like the cabs with the mid range.
     
  2. Charles Fields

    Charles Fields

    Mar 30, 2009
    Since you already have a GK rb1001 try the 2-12 neo i have heard good thing's about those ,would look nice to.
     
  3. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1 for a sweet 2x12.
     
  4. claytitan

    claytitan

    Mar 12, 2008
    Tennessee
    GK 2-12 neo
    Impedance: 8 ohms
    Power rating: 600W
    Woofer: 2 GK-Paragon 12B300-8, Stamped Frame, 12", 300W, 8 ohm Neodymium
    Tweeter: GK-Paragon 5H50-8
    Frequency response: 36Hz to 19 kHz + 5dB
    Sensitivity: 98dB
    Crossover: HMS Bi-Amp/Full Range Switch, Horn Power Limiter, L-Pad High Frequency Attenuation
    Weight: 51 lb.
    Dimensions: 24" W x 24"H x 16"D
    $550

    Sorry, I don't know why this doesn't excite me but it doesn't. Maybe it is the right answer....
     
  5. claytitan

    claytitan

    Mar 12, 2008
    Tennessee
    bump
     
  6. smogg

    smogg

    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
    Maybe a 2 X 112 stack? Why buy new? Too many good deals on minty gear right here in the classifieds.
     

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