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EA 112 + which 210?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Rocky55, Nov 7, 2005.


  1. Hello eh?

    I've been using 2 CXL112 with an iAMP800 for a while. I really wanted the NL210 but got a great deal on the 2nd 112. Now I just found a used, but near mint, older VL210 (I think it's the B version).

    I don't have the specs on it, but I suspect it is a lot less efficient than the newer NL series. Since the NL/CXL112 stack has been getting rave reviews, could I expect something similar with the VL/CXL112? Or should I just wait to find a NL? Asking price is Cdn$500 (approx. US$410). I might be able to negotiate a slightly lower price.

    Thanks,
    R
     
  2. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I would not say that the VL-series is "a lot less efficient" than either the CxL or NL 210's. Sure, depending on what numbers you look at, the VL-series does look to be much less efficient, but I think that back when they were quoting numbers for the VL series they were very conservative. Plus, the newer VL-210B had more efficient 10" drivers. The nice thing with either the CxL-210 or NL-210 is that they are an exact fit, size wise, to the CxL-112, where as the VL-210 is wider. Plus, the VL series are carpeted. And the newer 2x10's are a tad more efficient (just not "a lot more").

    Ideally, the CxL-210 or NL-210 would make for the best matchup, but I think it would sound good with a VL-210, too.

    Tom.
     
  3. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    Yoda voice on: "Strong, GAS in this one is"

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    Sorry Rocky. Couldn't resist. :)
     
  4. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210 NL210
     
  5. Kael

    Kael Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    So, what are you trying to say?
     
  6. I think he's got an NL-210 stuck in his throat....
     
  7. I don't think I got all of this one... my work firewall wouldn't let me see the attachment. :( Steve, I really hope to be doing business with you soon... and that will be much sooner if you can find me a used NL210. :help:

    Thanks Joker. That's kind of what I was expecting. I really want to try this little box. I really like the 112, and I can only imagine how adding the 210 would sound... which model would you recommend? :confused:

    Rocky
     
  8. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    Rocky, you didn't miss much. Lame attempt at humour on my part. Your firewall is blocking a picture of Yoda. Yes, used NL210 are a bit like hen's teeth in these parts. You're on the list.
     
  9. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I'd say that the CxL-210 is the EA 2x10 that sounds the most like the CxL-112 - but the NL-210 is the one that weighs the most like the CxL-112L! :p In my recent 2x10 shootout, the CxL-210 had the most clear/cutting tone, and the NL-210 had more punch, warmth, and fullness (but remains very clear and articulate). I think that either would sound great with the CxL-112. With the CxL-210, you get scalpel-precision (and a combo that sound darn near perfect with the Deep switch engaged on an iAMP 800) This is a very flexible combination, but I think that it does require a little EQ-ing to get it just right (though it responds well to said EQ). Adding the NL-210 introduces a bit more warmth and punch, but with plenty of clarity. Basically, the combos sound just like you would expect, given the sonic character of each cab.
     
  10. Thanks Tom,
    I did read all the posts in your latest shootout. My last question about what model Joker would recommend was after his post with 70 "NL210". I was just being stupid.

    Then again your last reply still added a lot of value. Thanks for the insight. Bottom line is I think I will pass on the local VL210 which appears to be a B version (my original post). I don't think it's exactly what I'm looking for and the most important part... it's furry! I don't typically like eq'ing much so it sounds like I will just have to hold on and wait for an NL210. Did I get this right joker?

    I might already have a line on 2 of them. I was planning on getting one and selling one CXL112. Now I'm being stupid and considering getting the 2 (if available and affordable) and stacking the 4 cabs. That would be ridiculous... but way too much fun!

    Thanks very much guys... I'll post as soon as I get one. In the meantime, if anyone finds a used NL210... please let me know!

    Rocky