Is EVH model 15L speaker okey replacement?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Galdal, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Hi!
    is EVH model 15L a good bass speaker? I\m trying too fix up my 2x15 an thinking about having 2xE-V 400w instead of the orginal eminece 15"s. have allready one EV 15" from my 1516b cab. but don`t know if its gthe same as the EVH model 15L

    All the best!! :bassist:
  2. BruceWane


    Oct 31, 2002
    Houston, TX
    Perhaps you mean EV-M 15-L?

    That's a very good speaker. Not a lot of super deep lows, but it'll get plenty loud with pretty good tone. High end is decent enough that you don't really have to run a tweeter with it; you can if you want really sparkling highs, but it's not absolutely necessary.

    I've got an old Sunn 2x15 loaded with EV-M 15B's - it'll get as loud as any normal player could want. It sounds way more old school than modern/hi-fi, but it'll easily get the job done. 15B's are almost identical to 15L's. It is pretty heavy, though. I'd advise casters or a dolly to move something like that around.
  3. hammer2748


    Feb 22, 2002
    Hartford, CT
    I've got an old Acoustic 306 that's loaded with
    EV's. I got the cab for nada and when I first heard it, I knew it needed something. I found the top speaker was ill, pulled it and found it was indeed a EV-15L. Real kicking speaker actually. Like was said earlier, not as deep sounding as a 15B, though. Here's the thing with me, the bottom speaker turned out to be a 15B, the (2) of them in together in the cab work a really intense tone. Once I had the EV-15L reconed, it rocked. I read somewhere that Geezer Butler uses/has been using EV-15L's as part of his stage rig since sometime back in the early-mid 90's. The article says he loves 'em.
  4. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    The 15L extends higher than the 15B, up to 5khz. The 15L has a cone that has two ridges that run around the cone. The 15b cone is totally smooth and rolls off I think around 2khz, but extend lower than the 15L.

    Combining two different speakers both in the same enclosure may be classified as a "no-no". the magnet, cone, and voice coil diameter should be the same in appearance for starters.

    I know EV discontinued the EVM series and came out with higher rated drivers than the classic series two (200 watts) and pro line (400 watts)
    but I don't know for sure if the new line is called EVH. I think the newer ones are rated a 800-1000 watts and have 4" voice coils. Really a different animal.
  5. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    The Mesa "Black Shadow" 15s were rebadged EVM-15L speakers.
  6. mobax

    mobax Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    New Baltimore, MI
    My collection includes a 15L, a 15B and a 400RB. I still think this is a great rig. The 15B replaced a 15L that I fried while trying an experiment with my 1001RB. Although I prefer the 15L to the 15B, I agree with hammer2748 that pairing an L with a B produces more booty.
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I put an Mesa Black Shadow in a Yorkville 115BX cab and that thing pumps:D
  8. Thanks a lot for all info :)