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Epifani 112/310 & Thunderfunk rave

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ric426, Nov 19, 2005.


  1. ric426

    ric426 Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    well, I've found my bass tone Holy Grail. I bought a used TFB420 a few weeks ago, a used Epifani T-112UL a couple of weeks ago and today I bought a brand new T-310UL (5.3 ohms). Holy S__t what tone! Best bass sound I've ever achieved.
    Playing my Metro RV-4 through the TFB420 & T112UL combo was great, so I thought about getting an 8 ohm 210UL to go with it when I needed more volume. Couldn't find one to try, but I found a new 5.3 ohm 310UL at Low Down Sound (great place, great guys). I started thinking about the impedances if I used both together. 5.3 and 8 in parallel works out to about 3.2 ohms. Not too bad. I figured the T-funk could handle it, especially since I usually don't play all that loud. Well, the 310 sounded great on it's own, I bought it and brought it home.
    The T-funk/310 combo sounded fantastic, so I added the 112 and it's even better than either cab on their own! Neither one stands out too much and they compliment each other really well. My guess is that the relative impedances and sensitivities makes the power/volume balance between the two just about perfect. The sound is punchier than the 112 alone and fuller than the 310 alone and still has great clarity and definition. The Thunderfunk didn't get overly warm at all, especially with the fan on. To be honest, I doubt that I'll need the output of both cabinets together very often, but it's nice to know they work well together if I ever do.
     
  2. Below 4 ohms with the T'Funk is not recommended. It may work fine now, but eventually it may not.
     
  3. Mr_Dave

    Mr_Dave

    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    Man, sadowsky, thunderfunk and epifani, the set up i am now longing to complete...

    It would be awesome if you can post some thoughts after a rehearsal or gig!

    thanks man!
     
  4. ric426

    ric426 Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    Well, like I said at the end of my post, it's not very likely that I'd be running it that way very often, if at all. My main point was that the two cabs work together, even better than I anticipated. If I found that I really needed to run that combination regularly I'd probably add a power amp or make some other rig changes, but my needs will be easily covered with the 112 or 310 alone. I'm glad that I got the 310 rather than the 210 though. I think it'll work better as a standalone cab. I'd also been planning on upgrading to a TFB550 eventually, but I don't think I'll really need to at this point. I think I'll have enough volume and headroom with the 420.
    I know, famous last words...
     
  5. Cool! That works for you!

    I'm also going to pair my Epi 1x12 with 2x10UL. The 3x10 is super cool cab but my Epifani 502 only down to 4 ohm. So the way must be a 2x10UL. I hope that they sound great together!

    -Christian
     
  6. +1 I just played a couple of gigs this weekend with a Sadowsky NYC Vintage, Epi310UL and TF550... very nice sound and a great, compact rig for moderate sized venues.

    Also +1 on the recommendation to NOT run the TF below 4 ohms... especially the older 420 models.
     
  7. FR5

    FR5

    Feb 12, 2004
    Netherlands
    Yup, they sound great together :)

    Steven
     
  8. ric426

    ric426 Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    As a bit of a follow up, I've found that after having played both my bass and a few cd's through the 310 at moderately loud levels, it seems that the low end has gotten stronger, so I don't think I'd ever need to run it and the 112 together. I would have thought that since the cab had been on the sales floor at the shop for a while before I bought it, it would have gotten enough use to be broken in already, but maybe not. To be honest, I'd never heard of breaking in new speakers until I'd read it on this forum, but I was reserving judgement until I tried it myself. Now I'm thinking that maybe there *is* something to it.
     
  9. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    The Republic of Texas
    All he needs is an AcmeSwitch!

    :D

    Actually, unless he playing Pile Driving Heavy/Loud music, I would bet it'll be fine.