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Describe the sound of the NV610!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jock, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    How would you describe the sound of the Bergantino NV610?
    Please compare it against other cabs on the market!
  2. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Northwest Indiana
    Orgasmic (no viagra either)
    Really, yes really the NV610 is a great cab and yes I own one. It's probably not the ideal "slappers" cab but my crummy slapping sounds just fine. It has no tweeter but the highs are sweet and creamy. A lot depends on your instrument, pre and amp too. You need a good amount of power. I use a Demeter 201s and PLX 2402 bridged. I also use a Walter Woods Ultra. Both sound great with my passive and active basses. The NV stands for "new vintage" so that should tell you something. It is supposed to give you the Ampeg 8x10 thing but with more focused sound and better all around performance. I have not A/B any other cabs because I'm a HUGE Bergantino fan. I have had all of them except the 2x10 an 1x15. I also use the HT/EX112 pair.

    do a search on it and get a lot more details.
    good luck
  3. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Does it let through the sound of ones bass or is it all Ampeg muddy?

    I was gonna go for an Alembic F1x preamp but is the Demeter a better match?
  4. It's fat, but with good clarity and note separation. It doesn't extend as far on the high end because of the lack of tweeter, so when I first heard mine, I had to get used to hearing highs through speakers, but once I got used to it, I realised that this cab is incredible.
  5. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Getting better all the time...
    I hate tweeters and always turn them off.
    Im looking for great punch, noteseparation and focused lowend.

    I think this cab is for me...
  6. Schwinn


    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    What's the price range on these, both new and used?

    I play Avatar cabs now, but when I feel my playing deserves it and I'm doing the gigging I want to, I plan to get one standalone Bergantino cab. The NV610 sounds like what I'd get. I basically want an ampeg sound but with a better quality cab - fuller and tighter lows, great midrange punch, and smooth highs.
  7. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    List price of the NV610 is $1200... street price is in the $900-$1000 range.

    As for tone: I'm always careful when recommending the Berg NV610. That's because, when compared side-by-side, Berg HT series cabinets (as well as most other high-end brands) will sound more hi-fi than the NV610. But while I'll always love my HT's, the NV610 has become my #1 gigging cab because of its growl, punch, and definition.... even on the low B strings on my fivers. So, considering what you want from a bass cabinet, I think the NV610 will be right up your alley. :)

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