Good, cheap 210

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by David A. Davis, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. looking for suggestions on a good cheap 210. I kind of leaning towards a sealed box. Peavey Headliner? Ampeg SVT-210 AV?
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Max budget?
  3. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Ampeg 210AV is great for the money. Two of them are even better.
  4. Amano


    May 5, 2015
    Planet earth
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  5. ~250
  6. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
  7. I’ve read they have a pretty steep low end roll off. I can get the Peavey shipped from SW for $195
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  8. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    They're definitely a sealed cab, and bring that sealed cab vibe.
    To me, "steep rolloff" is another way of saying "tight low end".
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  9. I’m not too concerned, I have a HPF on B|amp.
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  10. blubass


    Aug 3, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Current: Blackstar, DR strings, Nady. Previous endorsements with: GK, Rotosound, Ernie Ball, Cleartone, EMG, Dean, Dava Picks, Rebel Straps, Dickies

    That works out well then! A lot of people around here have a preference for "more" low end. I too, can recommend the SVT-210 AV, except...… it depends how loud you need it. Mic'd with monitors, and you'll be just fine. If you need to depend on the cab for monitoring, you may need to look elsewhere. It's one of the best sounding colored cabs I have used in a while, and while it is plenty loud for what I would expect out of the average 210, it isn't going to slay any of the NEO112 options out there in volume.
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  11. I gigged two SVT210AV and found them lacking in the low end required for my rock/pop covers band. They do what they do but I wouldn't call them versatile. For both loud and low look elsewhere.
  12. fnp5150


    Sep 18, 2017
    Newbie question time. What does "sealed box" refer to?
  13. Mushroo

    Mushroo Guest

    Apr 2, 2007
    A sealed cabinet has no openings for air to get in or out of the box. A ported cabinet has a hole or tube so air can flow in and out of the box.
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  14. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    Un-ported / completely sealed enclosure.
    Speakers are basically installed in the only holes in the box.
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  15. patrickhowell

    patrickhowell Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    Lynchburg, VA
    I ordered up a used Acoustic BN210 for $199. It’s out for delivery now, but I’ll check back in tonight once I get a chance to try it out.
  16. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Hartke Transporter 210 would be the best used, but remember about the amp...
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  17. Fender Rumble cabs sound great for the money. Though I'm increasingly become dissatisfied with Fender as a company, I can't deny that the Rumble cabs are a killer deal.
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  18. micgtr71


    Dec 4, 2012
    I like the peavey headliner. Great sound with a gkmb500
  19. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Hartke 210XL sounds great to my ears - get one used "for a song" :)

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  20. blowinblue

    blowinblue Kind of not blue. Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    SoCal USA
    I might be an outlier, but to me a sealed box is that cardboard carton that FedEx or UPS drops off at my front door several days after I order a new bass toy. YSBEMV (Your sealed box experience may vary). :)

    M. M.