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eden, gk, hartke & ebs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by the captain, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. the captain

    the captain

    Aug 31, 2002
    guy need some help. coming into some money next month and want to get a high end rig.am leaning toward eden world tour 800 with the 810xlt or the 410xlt with a 115xlt. also like gk and hartke stuff also ebs. help if you have experence with any of this stuff
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    This rig will kill. Get the 4-ohm cabs.
  3. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    In my experiences, if you're looking for true hi-fi, your closest choice among these 4 is EBS. I've played Edens and have found they're nice, but I'm partial to EBS.

    I've played Hartkes and GKs as well, but don't find them to be very hi-fi sounding.
  4. Tightanic


    Oct 26, 2000
    I'm never quite sure what you guys on TB consider to be "hifi". EBS and Eden, which are mostly condsidered as "hifi" sound especially merciless to my ears, and I think that high fidelity also implies that the resulting sound is supposed to please. A broad frequency range, and the adequate reproduction of fret noise alone is not exactly what I expect from a high-end system. A certain softness in is also important to play effortlessly. To my ears, none of the mentioned (GK, Eden, EBS) delivers such tone. Hartke is definatly "hifi" sounding IMO: broad range, much clarity and nothing harsh about it's sound.

    Discuss! ;)

  5. I have the Hartke 4.5XL with a 115XL. I've powered it both full range and bi-amp. The 4.5 will give you that (snap) without being (Sienfieldish (new word I think)) if you know what I mean. When you get into rigs of the magnitude you speak of, it's all a matter of taste. A lot of really hi-fi cabs can't get past the edge of the stage. They create so much frequency overlap that the bass gets lost in the kick and guitar. I think just about any of the cabs you mention will work fine for you. Before you drop that much money on them, give them a listen in person.
  6. Tightanic


    Oct 26, 2000
    I think it's a shame that Hartke doesn't offer Speakon jacks (as well as Peavey). If I ever bought one, I'd ask my dealer to install them!

  7. Tightanic


    Oct 26, 2000
    By the way, Grey Beard: I recieved my PLX1202 recently, and I wondered whether you bridge yours when using the 4.5XL or not! Does it handle the power well?

  8. Yea, I bridge it and the 4.5 hasn't farted yet. Must be feeding it right.:D

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